André Gagné

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André Gagné is an Associate Professor at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Prior to his arrival at Concordia, Gagné taught from 2005-2008 at the Joint Department of Religious Studies at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. He has a B.Th. (2001) and Master of Arts (2003) from l'Université de Montréal, and a conjoint Ph.D. from l'Université catholique de Louvain and l'Université de Montréal (2008).[1] Gagné is a Digital Fellow of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies [2] and research associate with the Centre d'expertise de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation [3] In 2017, he was Directeur d'études invité at l'École pratique des hautes études, La Sorbonne, in Paris [4]

Gagné's current research focuses on issues related to religion and violence, radicalization, identity formation, the interpretation of religious texts, and on countering violent extremism through education. He has also worked on the New Testament Gospels, the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Judas, the Nag Hammadi Library, and Gnosticism, and is a collaborator on la bibliothèque copte de Nag Hammadi (BCNH) project at l'Université Laval.

Gagné is a member of several learned societies such as the Society of Biblical Literature and the European Association of Biblical Studies. In 2016, he received the Opinion Leader of the Year Award for his involvement with the media in connection with radicalization, global terrorism, and religious violence. He has also been awarded the 2010 CCSL Outstanding Contribution Award for excellency in teaching and student mentorship.[5] The same year, Gagné was awarded the New Scholar Award at Concordia University. The award recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement by a tenure-track faculty member.[6]


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