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Peggy Schmeiser PhD, MA, BA, BSc JSGS Faculty, U of S

Assistant Professor, Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Saskatchewan

Address
RM 156, 101 Diefenbaker Place, Saskatoon S7N 5B8

Areas of Interest

  • Secularism/Religion law and policy
  • Science and innovation policy
  • Culture and heritage policy

About

Designations

  • PhD, University of Ottawa
  • MA, University of Ottawa
  • MA, Saint Paul University
  • BA Honours, University of Ottawa
  • BSc, University of Saskatchewan

Recent Grants/Awards

Grants

  • University of Saskatchewan, Office of the Vice-President Research, Science in Society Grant ($30,000) for multi-disciplinary study on "Big Science", the Humanities and Social Sciences at four Canadian Universities, 2011- 2015

Select Publications

  • Goldenberg, Naomi, Kathleen McPhillips and Peggy Schmeiser, eds. Anticipated 2016. Collection  focused on Critical Religion and the State.
  • Peggy Schmeiser. 2016. "Courting Disaster: How the Law Makes and Manages Religion in  Canada." Chapter submission for collection focused on Critical Religion and the State.
  • Peggy Schmeiser, Jennifer Poudrier and Dean Chapman. 2015. Final report on "Collision and Convergence: Assessing and Maximizing the Mutual Benefits of Collaboration between 'Big Science', Social Sciences and the Humanities." (Unpublished report currently being prepared for submission.)
  • Peggy Schmeiser. 2013. "Feminist Liberation Commitments Enacted" Journal of Feminist Studies  in Religion Vol 29 No 2 (Fall}: 172-175.
  • ______ . 2011. "Raising Sam: Mothering as a Secular Feminist Scholar of Religion."  Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol 27 No 2 (Fall}: 148-152.
  • ______ . 2007. "Wanting More Change: A Few Reflections from a Secular Menace."  Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion Vol 23 No 2 (Fall): 121-126.
  • ______ . 2004. "'It's Not Normal!' Just How Queer are Religion and Spirituality Getting in This Country?" Intersecting Voices: Critical Theologies in a Land of Diversity, edited by Don Schweitzer and Derek Simon. Ottawa: Novalis Press, 223-245.
  • ______ . 2002. "Interview With Naomi R. Goldenberg." Feminist Theology No. 30  (May): 114-127.
  • ______ . 2001. "Richard Hardy's Loving Men: Gay Partners, Spirituality, and AIDS"  (book review). Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 30.
  • ______ . 2000. "Visions of the Future" (Response to Mary Daly). Feminist Theology  No. (May): 36-39.
  • ______ . 1999. "Social Change." In The Encyclopedia of Women and World Religion, edited by Serinity Young. New York: Macmillan Reference, 2, 915-917.

Conference Presentations and Invited Academic Lectures

  • "Courting Disaster: How the Law Makes and Manages Religion in Canada." University of Ottawa Conference, Ontario, June 2015.
  • "Sacred Precedents: Canadian Dispatches on Religion, State Authority and Gender," 1st Gender and Religion International Seminar: Women, Religion and Politics," Newcastle, NSW, Australia, December 2012.
  • "From Classroom to Court: How Feminist and Queer Scholarship of Religion Can and Should Change the World," Interdisciplinary postgraduate seminar on Women and Religion in a Post-secular Age, University of Newcastle, Australia, December 2012.
  • "Theory Beyond the Classroom: Commitment in Action," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Feminist Liberation Theologians' Network, Chicago, November 2012.
  • "So Help You God? The Strange Case of Religion and Law in Canada," European Science Foundation Research Conference on Religion, Gender and Human Rights, Linkoping, Sweden, June 2011.
  • "Where in Heaven's Name is Canada Going? A Response to Marci MacDonald," Breaking the Silence Conference, Saskatoon, Sask., March 2011.
  • Moderator, Panel on the Religious Right in Canada, Breaking the Silence Conference, Saskatoon, Sask., March 2011.
  • "Theorizing for Policy's Sake: Theoretical Approaches to Feminist Knowledge and Pedagogy", Teaching for Change: A Conference Sponsored by The Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion, Cambridge, Mass., June 2005.
  • "Reflections on Canada-USA Relations in Cinematic Depictions of Gender," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Toronto, November 2002.
  • Moderator, Panel entitled "Beyond the Body Margins," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Nashville, November 2000.
  • "Flames and Fury: Critical Reflections on Women, Mentorship and the Academy," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, November 2000.
  • "Critical Response to the film Fire," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Boston, November 1999.
  • "Deathbeds and Destruction: Representations of Female Intimacy in Western Religion and Film," Conference on Media, Religion and Culture, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 1999.
  • "Vision of the Future: A Responses to Mary Daly", American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Orlando, November 1998.
  • Moderator, Panel on Religion, Film, and Visual Culture, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Orlando, November 1998.
  • "Screened Out: Female Intimacy in Western Religion and Film," American Academy of Religion Eastern International Meeting, Toronto, April 1998.
  • "Sites of Destruction: The Cinematic Fate of the Female Body," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, San Francisco, November 1997.
  • "Deathbeds and Destruction: The Fate of the Female Body in Popular Women's Films," Northeastern Conference of the Anthropological Association, Montebello, April 1997.
  • "The Marginalization and Destruction of the Female Body in Popular Women's Films," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 1996.
  • Respondent, Religion and Film Consultation, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, New Orleans, November 1996.
  • Response to the film Silverlake Life: The View From Here, American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, November 1995.