Research Fellow, Doctoral candidate, and a Sessional Lecturer at the Sociology & Social Anthropology Department at Dalhousie University. At times I can also be found lecturing at the departments of Religious Studies and Sociology & Anthropology at the University of Prince Edward Island.
Current and past research interests include the study of the Sociology & Anthropology of Religion, Buddhism in North America, Food & Food Movements, Theories of Value, Political Economy, Marketing, Globalization (Global Movement & Transnationalism), social justice, and Orientalism. Current doctoral research examines global Buddhism, moral economic models such as “social enterprises,” value, identity, and commodities.
In addition to my fellowship & doctoral work I am a contributor/collaborator with Culture on the Edge and a student team member of the Religion & Diversity Project. I organized KAPITAL 150: A Symposium on The Relevance Of Marx at Dalhousie University and was a co-organizer of the 2016 joint conference of the Canadian Anthropology Society & Society for the Anthropology of North America held at Dalhousie University.
Active member of the American Anthropology Association, the Canadian Anthropology Society, the North American Association for the Study of Religion, Society for the Anthropology of Religion, and the American Academy of Religion.
I received my M.A. in Religion & Culture from Wilfrid Laurier University (2010), an Honours B.A. in Religious Studies from Saint Mary’s University (2009), and a B. Comm. in Marketing from Saint Mary’s University (2003). I have also worked in various capacities for non-profit organizations and as an instructor of English as a second language in Taiwan.
A current PDF version of my CV is available here:
JWM Ellsworth CV August 2020