5. Complicating ‘Comparison’: On Perspective, Rhetoric, and Recognition in the Study of Religion
Stacie Swain [+]
University of Victoria, PhD candidate
Stacie Swain is a Ukrainian-British doctoral student in the Department of Political Science and the Indigenous Nationhood Program at the University of Victoria, in lək̓ʷəŋən territories (Victoria, B.C.). Her research considers the intersection of Indigenous ceremony with the categories of religion and politics, particularly in relation to settler colonialism, Indigenous legal orders, and the governance of public space.
The author begins by addressing the conceptualization of “comparison” as an object of study and focus for dialogue.