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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

Fall 2015 / Winter 2016

On sabbatical [Visiting Researcher, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie Sociale, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris].

Office Hours

By appointment.

Office: 5029 Arts and Administration | Telephone: (709) 864-4046 | Email: