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Isaac Friesen

Assistant Professor | Faculty staff

E-mail : isaac.friesen@ustpaul.ca

Phone : 613 236-1393 , extension 2301

Office : GIG 321


Isaac Friesen is Assistant Professor of Conflict Studies at Saint Paul University. His research brings together anthropological and historical perspectives on political conflict, religion, and imperialism. Isaac’s forthcoming book manuscript explores the Muslim attendance of Coptic spaces in provincial Egypt, where he has lived for over four years. He has ongoing research on religion, migration, and politics in Egypt, Canada and France. Prior to his position at Saint Paul University, Isaac was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cambridge.

Professor Friesen provides opportunities for student supervision in areas such as colonialism and neocolonialism, international relations, historical and anthropological approaches to religion, and Middle Eastern religions, politics and societies.

Ph.D. (University of Toronto, 2021)