Carol B. Duncan, PhD
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- Country: Canada
- Region: Waterloo, Ontario
- Studies: Associate Professor
- University: Wilfrid Laurier University
- Email: email@example.com
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Carol B. Duncan is Associate Professor and former chair of the Department of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Canada, where she also serves on the Women’s Studies Program advisory committee. A sociologist of religion, she received her PhD in sociology from York University. Her research interests include Caribbean religions in diaspora, especially the Spiritual Baptist tradition, religion and postcolonialism, critical pedagogy in religious studies, and religion and popular culture with a focus on representations of gender, race, and sexuality in film and video. A British-born, black Canadian of Caribbean heritage raised both on the island of Antigua and in Toronto, her life experiences resonate with those of the transnational subjectivities, religious traditions, and popular cultural phenomena which are the foci of her research. A crucial component of her work addresses: notions of diversity, diaspora, and transnationality; appropriate methodologies for their study in field research and visual cultural contexts; and their impact on the development of Caribbean religious identities and communities in migration.
Carol B. Duncan has published on a variety of subjects, including the Spiritual Baptist faith in Canada; black Caribbean women’s religious lives; black women and motherhood; and gender, race, and cultural representation in film and video. In addition to Caribbean Religion and Visual Culture in Canada (forthcoming, Wilfrid Laurier University Press), she is co-author of two forthcoming books with Abingdon Press: Black Church Studies: An Introduction, and Approaches in Black Religion, Culture and Society. She served as a consultant to and appears in the award-winning documentary, Seeking Salvation: A History of the Black Church in Canada (2004). She has presented scholarly papers and lectured in Canada, the United States, and internationally, at the University of Notre Dame, Drew University Divinity School, Dalhousie University, Université François-Rabelais (France), the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), and the University of Puerto Rico at R�o P�edras.