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



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

September 1, 2018: Launching new book, Beyond Accommodation: Everyday Narratives of Muslim Canadians (University of British Columbia Press)We will present the book on September 27th at the Institute for Islamic Studies. See details here.  

September 22-23, 2018: Co-organizing the Addressing Islamophobia in NL (with Sobia Shaikh) conference. See program here