My name is Emma Anderson, and I am an historian and religious studies scholar. I have taught at the University of Ottawa, in Canada’s capital, since 2005, when I received my Ph.D. in Religion from Harvard University. Much of my research focuses on the momentous encounter between Catholic missionaries and Indigenous peoples that began in seventeenth-century Canada.
This website has something for everyone!
If you are a current or potential student, check out my “Teaching” tab where you can read my syllabi, meet my graduate advisees, and even audit a sample class!
If you are a journalist looking to interview someone with expertise in Canadian religious history (particularly in areas touching on the conversation between Roman Catholicism and Indigenous Spirituality), please take a look at my “Media” tab. There, you can watch, listen to, or read my past interviews on a wide range of topics, from Vatican news to the ongoing fallout from the disastrous residential school system.
Or perhaps you are a potential collaborator: an academic colleague, a documentary filmmaker, or a community member looking to contribute to my research or to work with me on a new, exciting project. Please feel free check out what I am working on myself, in the “Current Projects” Tab, and then drop me a line, using the “Contact me” Tab.
I look forward to hearing from you!