Ian Ramsey Centre


Dr Donovan Schaefer - Departmental Lecturer in Science and Religion

PhD Syracuse University (2012)
MPhil Syracuse University (2008)
MA Syracuse University (2005)
BA University of British Columbia (2003)

Research Interests:

  • Religion and science
  • Cultures of secularism and postsecularism
  • Affect theory
  • Science and technology studies
  • Religion and species
  • Evolutionary theory
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Globalization
  • Philosophy of religion

Select publications:

Animal Religion: Evolution, Embodiment, and the Affective Turn, Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2015.

Blessed, Precious Mistakes: Deconstruction, Evolution, and the American New Atheism,” International Journal for Philosophy of Religion 76, 2014.

"Embodied Disbelief: Poststructural Feminist Atheism," Hypatia 29(2), 2014.

"The Promise of Affect," Theory and Event 16.2, 2013.

"Do Animals Have Religion? Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Religion and Embodiment," Anthrozoos S25, 2012

Other affiliations:

  • Trinity College (Oxford)
  • Faculty of Theology and Religion