Ashley Lebner

Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University    

Ashley Lebner
BSIA Fellow
BSIA Fellow

Ashley Lebner

Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University

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Ashley Lebner is Assistant Professor of Religion and Culture at Wilfrid Laurier University. She is an anthropologist of knowledge with an interdisciplinary research program centered on Brazil. Across her current projects – on radical politics in settler Amazonia, on decolonizing social scientific knowledge, and on the remaking of Brazil’s National Museum in the 19th and 21st centuries – she focuses on both religious and secular knowledge practices and their effects. She is editor of Redescribing Relations: Strathernian Conversations on Ethnography, Knowledge and Politics, and is completing a monograph: After Impossibility: Problems of Friendship and Knowledge in Settler Amazonia. She completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge and has held Postdoctoral Fellowships at the University of Toronto from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and at the University of São Paulo from the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP). She is currently Director of the Joint Laurier-Waterloo PhD Program in Religious Diversity in North America, and a 2019-20 Fellow of the Balsille School of International Affairs.

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