Researcher biography


  • Professeure titulaire (Full Professor) Département de sciences des religions Université du Québec à Montréal Montréal, Canada


  • Introduction to Islam; Middle East; Islam in the Contemporary World; Arabic; Prophets; Persian; Women in Islam; Sufism; Religion, Women and Feminism; Religion and Sexuality; Religion and Ethnoreligious Groups (in Quebec); Arabic Philosophical Ethics


  • Major Research Grant - Canadian Mulims Onlines (SSHRC/CRSH (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) Insight Grant (2013-2018) - $482,194 (
  • Arabic and Persian Post-Avicennan Psychology


  • Current editor: Religiologiques ( (2014-2017, 2019—)
  • Former editor: Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses (2 years)
  • Former Vice President of the Australian Association for the Study of Religions.
  • Former Editor for the Australian Religion Studies Review (3 years) and Editorial Advisory Board Member of Studies in Religion, Canada.
  • Honorary Member - Centre for Medieval Studies, Sydney University.


  • Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, CSSR
  • International Society for Iranian Studies, ISIS
  • International Society for the History of Arabic and Islamic Science and Philosophy
  • Middle East Medievalists, MEM
  • Middle East Studies Association of North America, MESA
  • American Academy of Religion, AAR
  • Commission on History of Science and Technology in Islamic Societies