Dr. Jennifer SelbyI 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 Islam in contemporary France and in Canada.

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

Winter 2018

RELS 2340 - Islam

RELS 3800 - Re/presentations of Muslim Women: Topics in Gender, Colonialism and Islam

RELS 6110 - The Thesis

Office Hours

Mondays, 2-3:30pm; Wednesdays, 11am-12pm; and by appointment.

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