Brian Carwana – A Professor to the Public


  • Jacob Barrett University of Alabama



World Religions, Site Visits, Public


“The Profession” profiles scholars with a background in Religious Studies who have employed their training in compelling ways in, around, and outside of the academy. Brian Carwana works as the Executive Director of the Encounter World Religions Centre in Toronto, Canada. From working in venture capital, to studying to be a history teacher, to ultimately earning a PhD in Religious Studies from the University of Toronto, Carwana’s story shows how a non-traditional academic career path led to him being a non-traditional academic. Carwana leads groups of participants through content and theory classes, takes them to site visits across Toronto, and works to promote religious literacy through his programming.


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How to Cite

Jacob Barrett. (2022). Brian Carwana – A Professor to the Public. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 51(1), 26–31.



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