Research Group Members
The Religion, Culture, and Conflict Research Group is composed of:
Dr. Paul S. Rowe
Paul Rowe is Associate Professor in the Department of Political and International Studies at Trinity Western University and coordinator of the International Studies programme. A native of London, Ontario, Dr. Rowe has spent a great deal of time living, working, and traveling in the Middle East. His scholarly interests deal with religion and global politics, religion in the developing world, and a more specific interest in the politics of Christian groups in the Middle East. Dr. Rowe's interests and background have led him toward studies of Muslim and Christian minority groups and religion and peacebuilding in these contexts. He teaches international and comparative politics at Trinity Western.
See Dr. Rowe's Curriculum Vitae
Dr. John H.A. Dyck
Dr. John H.A. Dyck is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Studies and also serves as pre-law advisor. Dr. Dyck received both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and his Master of Arts in Political Theory from University of Manitoba and recently completed his DPhil at Oxford. With research interests in B.C., Canadian, and American Government, Dr. Dyck explores Contemporary Political Philosophy and Modern Ideologies. His current research includes the study of the relationship between love and justice in the works and thought of Paul Ricoeur.
See Dr. Dyck's Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Jens Zimmermann
After emigrating to Canada from Germany in 1989, Dr. Jens Zimmermann obtained his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of British Columbia. He has been a professor of English at TWU since 1998 and currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Interpretation, Religion, and Culture. His most recent publications are Recovering Theological Hermeneutics: An Incarnational-Trinitarian Approach to Interpretation (Baker Academic 2004) and The Passionate Intellect: Incarnational Humanism and the Future of University Education (Baker Academic 2006).
See Dr. Zimmermann's Curriculum Vitae