Dr. Jennifer Selby, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

I am an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Religious Studies, as well as an affiliate member of the Department of Gender Studies at Memorial University.

My research, teaching and supervision broadly consider secularism and Muslim life in contemporary France and Canada from an ethnographic approach. I am currently serving as co-chair of the Anthropology of Religion section and as committee member of the Religion and Migration unit for the American Academy of Religion, as well as secretary for the Canadian Corporation for the Study of Religion.

Fields Of Research

  • Islam in the West (France, Canada)
  • Method and Theory
  • Secularization Theory
  • Islam, Interpretations of Sharia
  • Women and Islam, Gender Studies
  • Religion and Public Policy in Canada


BA Honours (U Winnipeg), MA (Queen's University), PhD (McMaster University), Postdoctoral Fellowship (Harvard University)

Teaching Schedule

Fall 2020

RELS 2340 - Islam

RELS 4002/6130 - Configurations of Secularism

Office Hours

Please contact me by email to set up a time (given MUN closure for COVID-19).

Office: 5029 Arts and Administration | Telephone: (709) 864-4046 | Email: jselby@mun.ca


Jennifer A. Selby

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000