Doris Jakobsh

Professor

Education:

· Ph.D. Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2000

· MTS, Master of Theological Studies, Harvard Divinity School, Harvard University, USA,  1992

· Joint Honours B.A., Social Development Studies/Religious Studies, University of Waterloo, Canada, 1990

Selected Publications:

Books Authored:

World Religions: Canadian Perspectives - Eastern Traditions - Nelson Educational Press, 2013

World Religions: Canadian Perspectives - Western Traditions - Nelson Education Press, 2013

Sikhism - University of Hawaii Press, 2011

Sikhism and Women - Oxford University Press, 2010

Relocating Gender in Sikh History: Transformation, Meaning and Identity, Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2003, 2005.

Book Chapters (refereed):

Doris R. Jakobsh and Margaret Walton-Roberts (2017) “A century of miri-piri: securing Sikh belonging in Canada,” Diasporas and Transnationalisms.  The Journey of the Komagata Maru, Anjali G. Roy and Ajaya K. Sahoo, eds, London and New York: Routledge, 83-100.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2017) “Gender in Sikhism,” Brill's Encyclopedia of Sikhism, Volume 1, History, Literature, Society, Beyond Punjab, K. Jacobsen, et al., eds., Leiden: Brill.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2015) “Marking the Female Sikh Body. Reformulating and Legitimating Sikh Women’s Turbaned Identity on the World Wide Web,” Young Sikhs in a Global World: Negotiating Identity, Tradition and Authority, K. Jacobsen and K. Myrvold, eds., Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 125-148.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “Gender in Sikh Traditions,” Oxford Handbook on Sikh Studies, Pashaura Singh and Louis Fenech, eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “The Sikhs in Canada: Culture, Religion and Radicalization,” Religion, Radicalization and Securitization, Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson, eds., Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 164-200.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “Sikhism and Women,” Women and Religious Traditions, 3nd edition (re-written).  Leona M. Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young, eds. Toronto:  Oxford University Press, 226 - 255.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “Gender in Sikh Traditions,” Oxford Handbook on Sikh Studies, Pashaura Singh and Louis Fenech, eds., Oxford: Oxford University Press.

 Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “The Sikhs in Canada: Culture, Religion and Radicalization,” Religion, Radicalization and Securitization, Paul Bramadat and Lorne Dawson, eds., Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

 Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “Sikhism and Women,” Women and Religious Traditions, 3nd edition,.  Leona M. Anderson and Pamela Dickey Young, eds. Toronto:  Oxford University Press, 226 - 255.

 Doris R. Jakobsh (2012) “’Sikhizing the Sikhs’:  The role of ‘new media’ in historical and contemporary identity construction within global Sikhism,” Sikhs Across Borders. Transnational Practices of European Sikhs, Knut Jacobsen and Kristina Myrvold, eds. London, UK:  Bloomsbury, 141-164.

 Doris R. Jakobsh (2011), “Studying the Sikhs:  Thirty years later...Where have come, where are we going”? Pashaura Singh, ed., Sikhism in its Global Context. Delhi: Oxford University Press, 62-84.

Doris R. Jakobsh and Eleanor Nesbitt, (2010), “Sikhism and Women.  Contextualizing the Issues,” Sikhism and Women.  History, Texts and Experience, Doris R. Jakobsh, ed. Delhi:  Oxford University Press, pp. 1-34.

Refereed Journal Publications:

Doris R. Jakobsh (2017) “Tragic Violence, Hate Crimes and Grieving Within Sacred Geographies of Faith: Sikhs and the Oak Creek Gurdwara Shootings, 2012,” The Journal of Religion and Culture 27: 1&2, 103-131.

Doris R. Jakobsh and Margaret Walton-Roberts (2016) “A Century of Miri Piri: Securing Sikh Belonging in Canada,” South Asian Diaspora, 8:2, 167-183.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2015) “Feminizing the Khalsa.  Text, narrative and image within the virtual realm,” Sikh Formations 11:1-2, 190-209.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2015) “Seeking the Image of ‘Unmarked’ Sikh Women: Text, Sacred Stitches, Turban,” Religion & Gender. Special issue: The Normative Power of Images 5:1, 35-51.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2014) “Offline politics/online shaming:  honour codes, modes of resistance and responses to Sikh gurdwara politics,” Diaspora. Assessing the Complexities of South Asian Migration 17(3): 220-228. 

Doris R. Jakobsh (2008) “3HO/Sikh Dharma of the Western Hemisphere: The “Forgotten” New Religious Movement?” Religion Compass, 2:1.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2006) “Understanding Religion and Cyberspace: What have we learned, what lies ahead?” Religious Studies Review, 32:4.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2006) “Sikhism, Interfaith Dialogue and Women:  Transformation and Identity,” Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 21, No. 2 (May).

Doris R. Jakobsh (2005) “Sikh Ritual Identity:  Who Speaks for Sikh Women,” Chakra – tidskrift för indiska religioner,, Theme, ‘Modern Media and Texts in Indian Religions’, No. 1, Vol. 3.

Doris R. Jakobsh (2004) “Constructing Sikh Identities: Authorities, Virtual and Imagined,” International Journal of Punjab Studies No. 1 and 2, Vol. 10 (January), pp. 127-142.

Grants and Awards:

· Academic Achievement, University of Waterloo Alumni Award, Department of Religious Studies, 2008

· Recipient, Outstanding Performance Award, University of Waterloo, 2010

· Recipient, Outstanding Performance Award, University of Waterloo, 2013

Affiliation: 
University of Waterloo

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