James Miller

James Miller is Head of Research for SNC-LAB and Director of Queen’s School of Religion. He has over 25 years experience as a China scholar, and is  Professor of Chinese Studies in the School of Religion at Queen’s University, Canada, cross-appointed to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures He  is one of the West’s leading scholars working at the intersection of Chinese religions, nature and sustainability. Continue reading “James Miller”

Ian Cuthbertson

Ian Cuthbertson is Head of Operations for SNC-LAB. He is a Baker Postdoctoral Fellow at Queen’s University working on critical approaches to the category ‘religion’ and in the ways dominant popular and academic discourses work to set limits on which kind of phenomena count as religion while supporting social and political efforts to manage and control both the expression of religious beliefs and also the presence of religious behaviours and objects in the public sphere. His PhD dissertation explored how dominant views of secularization, disenchantment, and modernity, which constitute a ‘modern imaginary,’ work to discipline academic and popular accounts of the place of religion in modern world such that magic, superstition, and other supra-rational beliefs and concerns are rendered largely invisible.  Continue reading “Ian Cuthbertson”

Jayme Grieco-Hogg

Jayme Grieco-Hogg is Head of Outreach for SNC-LAB. She is pursuing her MA in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. She completed her undergraduate degree at Queen’s with a Religious Studies major and a Psychology minor. For her Masters, Jayme is focusing on environmentalism as a cultural movement. Specifically, she is researching how certain subcultures in South East Asia incorporate sustainability into their lifestyles. 

Jason Kelly

Jason James Kelly is Head of Education for SNC-LAB. Dr. Kelly is Chair of Graduate Studies at Queen’s School of Religion, where he teaches courses on Religion and Environment, Indigenous Traditions in North America, Mysticism, and Social Ethics. Dr. Kelly’s research interests include spiritual ecology, the psychology of religion, continental philosophy and Indigenous philosophy. He has published work on erotic mysticism, the Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) movement and process philosophy. His current research project focuses on the history of cosmic consciousness in relation to spiritual ecology and social justice.

Matt Sandell

Matt Sandell is Head of Undergraduate Research for SNC-LAB. He is an undergraduate student at Queen’s University pursuing a BAH in Global Development Studies. His research interests are extremely broad, including anarchist theory, critical theory, psychoanalytic theory, spirituality and religion, anti-colonialism, issues of socio-ecological justice, cultural semiotics, and especially any point at which these topics intersect.

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Galen Watts

Galen Watts is Head of Graduate Research for SNC-LAB. He is a PhD student in the Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen’s University. Although he has a broad and diverse range of academic interests, his work could be classified as convening at the intersection of political philosophy, religious studies and social theory. Continue reading “Galen Watts”