Unravelling Religion 3: Space, Place, and Affect

May 13-14 2016
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
Donald Gordon Conference Centre

There is no fee for conference presenters. Other attendees are invited to inquire about conference registration and fees by e-mailing unravellingreligion@gmail.com.

The full program will be posted in early May. Please click on ‘program‘ above to view the conference schedule and panel breakdown.


KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Dr. Hillary Kaell, Concordia University.

Hillary Kaell is author of Walking Where Jesus Walked: American Christians and Holy Land Pilgrimage (New York University Press, 2014). She sits on the executive board of the Society for the Anthropology of Religion, was Research Fellow in residence at Princeton University’s Center for the Study of Religion (2014) and was selected as a Young Scholar in American Religion by the Centre for the Study of Religion and American Culture (2013-2015). She writes about North American Christianity, especially material culture, money and commercialization, and the role of global imaginaries. Her current projects include studies of Quebecois wayside crosses, Christians in Messianic Judaism, and international child sponsorship programs. Aspects of this work have been published in venues including Religion, Journal of Material Culture, Journal of the American Academy of Religion(forthcoming) and Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (forthcoming). She has also worked on public education tools, such as Patheos Online, the Pluralism Project, and the PBS television series, God in America(2010). Currently, she co-hosts the New Books in Religion podcast. Kaell is Assistant Professor of Religion at Concordia University in Montreal.

This conference is generously funded by Queen’s University School of Religion http://www.queensu.ca/religion