Doctoral Candidate, Religious Studies, McMaster University

My ethnographic research focuses on communities and new religious movements seeking radical-longevity and immortality (transhumanists, immortalists, and ascensionists), as well as the historical and cultural framework of changing North American relationships to technology and death.

I am currently ABD in the department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. I have presented my research at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR), and have given numerous guest lectures on transhumanism, immortality and the ethics of radical-longevity. My research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

I received my BA in Jewish Studies from Concordia University in 2013, and my MA in Religious Studies from Concordia University in 2016.

Experience

  • –present
    Doctoral Candidate, McMaster University

Education

  • 2016 
    Concordia University, MA Religious Studies

Honours

Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship