Scott, J. Barton

Assistant ProfessorReligious Studies

Contact Information

Room: 
EH 307C
Mailing Address: 
3359 Mississauga Rd., Erindale Hall
City: 
Mississauga
Province: 
ON
Postal Code: 
L5L 1C6
Office Hours: 
W 11:00-12:30
J. Barton Scott

J. Barton Scott is Assistant Professor of Historical Studies (UTM) and Religion (St. George). His work puts religion in colonial India in transnational perspective by approaching modern Hindu thinkers as theorists of religion who can be read alongside their North Atlantic contemporaries. Scott’s current research interests include print culture in colonial India, the legal regulation of media publics, and the reception of liberalism among colonial Hindu reformers. His book Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule is forthcoming in 2016 as part of the series “South Asia Across the Disciplines.”

 

Publications

Books

Spiritual Despots: Modern Hinduism and the Genealogies of Self-Rule (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2016)

Articles

Research

Religion, Media, Postcolonial Theory, Modern South Asia

Other

Specialization: 
Religion, Media, and Culture; History of the Study of Religion; Postcolonial Theory; Modern South Asia
Current Courses: 
RLG 332 (Reel Religion); RLG 338 (Fetish, Totem, Idol: Theorizing Material Religion)