|Position: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University
Funding Agency: Fonds national suisse de la recherche
Postdoc duration: January 2012 – June 2014
Project title: Peut-on aller au-delà des accommodements raisonnables? Religion au quotidien: comment les musulmans négocient leur piété à Montréal.
Research Interests and Area:
My postdoctoral research, funded through the Fonds national suisse de la recherche, with the Chair for the Management of Cultural and Religious Diversity at the Université de Montréal and the Religion and Diversity Project, was organised around two strands. First, I analysed the various management mechanisms of religion in Québec. This analysis was supplemented by fieldwork which aimed to study normative limits and the practice of reasonable accommodations. Second, through semi-structured interviews I explored how individuals of Muslim faith practice their beliefs and religion in their everyday life in Montréal. I have been working on this project with Lori G. Beaman (University of Ottawa) and Jennifer A. Selby (Memorial University) who conducted parallel research in St. John’s, Newfoundland. We are currently finalizing a book manuscript, in which we present the results of this research. Shorter publications are also under review or have been published.
In June 2016, I received a SSHRC Insight Development grant to start a new research project on faith-based NGOs at the United Nations Human Rights Council. In this new project I investigate how these NGOs shape international human rights debates and norms. I will be working on this project for the next two years.
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