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Plett Rebecca

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Rebecca Plett

Contract and Sessional Faculty
Department of Anthropology


My research interests lie in the anthropology of religion, subjectivity, affect, and trauma.  In my work, I examine the intersections of martyrdom and trauma, community and religion, within the Russian Mennonite communities of contemporary Canada.  Looking at how these Mennonites are increasingly “at home” in the world and engaged as citizens, they fall under new forms of discipline that enable understandings of community that incorporate ideas of the self and modernity that both authorize and problematize the categories of religion, ethnicity, and identity.