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Gill Manvinder

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Manvinder Gill

MA Students
Department of Religious Studies


Manvinder Gill is a Masters student in Religious Studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Her Master’s thesis will discuss the ways in which Sikhs in the Canadian diaspora interact with alcohol. She has a particular interest in the role colonial law, the Partition of India, and the 1984 anti-Sikh riots played in the inter-generational persistence of problem drinking in the community. Gender roles, power, and race theory are dominant themes in her work.


  • McMaster University, M.A. in Religious Studies, 2018-
  • University of Winnipeg, B.A. (hons.) in Religion and Culture, 2018
  • University of Winnipeg, BSc. in Biology, 2016


TA Experience

  • Women in Asian Religions, University of Winnipeg, Winter Term 2018
  • Contemporary Islam, University of Winnipeg, Winter Term 2018
  • Gender and Sex in Muslim Societies, University of Winnipeg, Winter Term 2018
  • Introduction to World Religions, University of Winnipeg, Fall Term 2017
  • Classical Islam, University of Winnipeg, Fall Term 2017


Academic Presentations

  • Presented “Female Agency Through Adornments in Indian Buddhism” at the Canadian Society for the Study of Religion, Congress, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan, May 2018.