Professor Pamela Klassen – Australian Canadian Reconciliation Lecture
Join us as we welcome our guest speaker, Professor Pamela Klassen of the University of Toronto.
DATE: Thursday 3 May 2018
TIME: 6:00 pm
VENUE: Junior Common Room, Queen’s College
Professor Pamela Klassen
Vice-Dean Undergraduate & International, Faculty of Arts & Science
Pamela Klassen is Professor in the Department for the Study of Religion, cross-appointed to the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. She teaches graduate and undergraduate students in areas of the anthropology and history of Christianity and colonialism in North America, method and theory in the study of religion, and religion, media, and the public sphere. From 2015-2020, as holder of the Anneliese Maier Research Award from the Humboldt Foundation, she is collaborating with Monique Scheer of the University of Tübingen on an international project entitled “Religion and Public Memory in Multicultural Societies.” Her most recent book, Spirits of Protestantism: Medicine, Healing, and Liberal Christianity (University of California Press, 2011) won a 2012 American Academy of Religion Award of Excellence. Her current book project, The Story of Radio Mind: A Missionary’s Journey on Indigenous Land examines the politics and material practices of storytelling in exchanges between Christian missionaries and Indigenous peoples in early twentieth-century Canada.