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 2018

RELS 2850 - Religion and the Law in Canada

ANTH/RELS 3053 - Religion and Anthropology

Office Hours

Mondays, 2-3:30pm; Fridays, 2-3:30pm; and by appointment.

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



March, 2018: The conclusion of the Pathways to Success NL project.

April 2, 2018: Recruiting two graduate RAs for research in Montreal (deadline is April 18th) 

April 3, 2018: Recruiting a graduate RA for this position (deadline is April 20th) 

April 4, 2018: Presenting research on Islamophobia @ MunButtoned 

April 18, 2018: Teaching using "Digital Projects in the Classroom" on the Immanent Frame (with M. Adrian and A. Barras)

April 25-26: Presenting at the Department of Religious Studies' annual Text and Context Symposium

May 4-5, 2018: Participating in the SoDRUS colloqium "Communautés Musulmanes au Canada" at the Université de Sherbrooke.