Research

My PhD research examined the ways Montrealers conceptualize religion, secularism, and para-religious objects (i.e. good luck charms). More specifically, I explored how the continued presence of religious, spiritual, and/or ‘magical’ objects in Montréal relates and contributes to contemporary discussions of religion, secularism, and disenchantment.Data for this project was collected in two ways: through a web-based survey and through interviews conducted in Montréal. All Montréal residents aged eighteen years and over were eligible to participate.The data I collected was included in my doctoral dissertation. This study has been granted clearance according to the recommended principles of Canadian ethics guidelines and the policies of Queen’s University.