Samuel Nelson

Academic title(s): 

Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Address: 

3520 University Street, Montreal, Quebec
H3A 2A7, Canada

Phone: 
514-398-3604
Fax number: 
514-398-6665
Email address: 
samuel.nelson [at] mcgill.ca
Degree(s): 

MA, Ph.D., (Yale) Sociology

Specialization: 

Secularization and church/state dynamics; Religious organization; Empire and colonialism; Missionaries

Courses: 
  • RELG 331 Religion and Globalization 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 375 Religion, Politics and Society 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 479 Christianity in GlobalPerspect 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • RELG 645 Methods in Religious Studies 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Selected publications: 

“Conditions of Religious Belonging: Confessionalization, De-parochialization, and the Euro-American Divergence” (with Philip Gorski) in International Sociology (2013).

Projects: 

Empire and the Global Millennium: Evangelical Origins on the Frontiers of the Confessional State, 1688-1745.

An Empire worth a Mass: Politically “Normalizing” Catholicism in 18th Century India and the British Empire.