Heather Shipley

Advisor, Education and Communications, Centre for Human Rights, Equity and Inclusion at York University

Heather Shipley has a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (2009), an M.A. in Religious Studies (2006), and a B.A. in Religious Studies and Psychology (2004). She was Project Manager for The Religion and Diversity Project, a SSHRC Major Collaborative Research Initiative at the University of Ottawa and teaches part-time at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. Her research focuses the construction, management and regulation of religion, gender, sexuality and sexual orientation as identity categories in law, policy and public discourse.

Publications include: “Connected Identities: Challenging Narrative Scripts About Identity Construction,” Sexual Diversity and Religious Diversity, edited by P. Dickey Young, T. Trothen and H. Shipley, UBC Press, under review; 2011. “One of these things is not like the other: Regulating Sexual Difference,” Reasonable Accommodation: Managing Religious Diversity, edited by L. Beaman, Vancouver: UBC Press, in press; and “Examining Sexual Diversity: Sexual Orientation and Marriage in Canadian Law” (2008)Journal of Religion and Culture 20: 95-116.

York University
Department of Classics and Religious Studies
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Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5