Dr. Jennifer Selby, Associate Professor of Religious Studies

I am an Associate Professor 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 lfe in contemporary France and Canada with 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.

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 2019

RELS 2340 - Islam

RELS 3800 - Topics in Colonialism, Gender Politics and Islam

RELS 6100 - Method and Theory in Religious Studies

Office Hours

Mondays, 3-4:15pm; Wednesdays, 5-7pm; and by appointment.

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