Ken Derry

Ken Derry is Associate Professor of Religion, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto Mississauga. His academic work explores the ways in which modern cultural products relate to more “traditional” religious beliefs and practices. What might the Bible tell us about Iron Man, for example – and vice versa? Ken’s Ph.D. thesis considered questions of religion and violence in modern Canadian Indigenous writings. Since then he has examined a range of topics including Christian symbolism, Indigenous film, superheroes, ghosts, and Disney, and has drawn from academic studies of religion, literature, film, colonialism, gender, history, myth, and ritual studies. He has three cats.


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