Skip to main content
Skip to McMaster Navigation Skip to Site Navigation Skip to main content
McMaster logo

Carter Philippa, Teaching Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Affairs

photo of Philippa Carter

Philippa Carter

Teaching Professor, Chair of Undergraduate Affairs

Department of Religious Studies

Area(s) of Interest:


The Department of Religious Studies at McMaster has been my second home for many years first as a graduate student, then as a sessional lecturer and as a contractually appointed (temporary) member of faculty. Now, as the Department’s teaching professor, I spend the bulk of my time teaching and learning about teaching in the undergraduate Society, Culture & Religion program. Each year I teach courses in Level 1, the required Level 3 course “Approaches to the Study of Religion” and three or four other undergraduate courses. My graduate training was in Judaism and Christianity in the Greco-Roman world with a minor in Asian traditions.

Many things have changed in the academic study of religion over the years but the rewards of teaching and learning with undergraduates at McMaster are constant.

Please note: I do not teach in the Department's Graduate Program.


B.A. Religious Studies, Trinity College, University of Toronto, 1984

M.A. Religious Studies, McMaster University, 1986

Ph.D. Religious Studies, McMaster University, 1992

M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies, University of Sheffield, 2000