Curriculum Vitae

Downloadable PDF of ACADEMIC CV: CV. Holt. Academic 2017

Downloadable PDF of PROFESSIONAL CV: CV. Holt. Professional 2017

       (Also see my LinkedIn profile.)

Cimminnee Holt

Lecturer and Doctoral Candidate
Department of Religion, Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
cimminnee.holt@concordia.ca

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EDUCATION

  • Sept. 2012—Present. Doctorate of Philosophy—Religion, supervised by Dr. Donald L. Boisvert, Department of Religion and Culture, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Jan.—June 2015. Guest-PhD-candidate—supervised by Dr. Jesper Aagaard Petersen, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway.
  • Awarded Oct. 2012. Master of Arts—History and Philosophy of Religion Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
  • Awarded Nov. 2008. Bachelor of Arts—Honours in Religion, Department of Religion, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

PUBLICATIONS

Articles/Book chapters

  • 2016. Reprint. “Blood, Sweat, and Urine: The Scent of Feminine Fluids in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch.” In The Bloomsbury Reader in Religion, Sexuality and Gender. Edited by Donald L. Boisvert and Carly Daniel-Hughes. Bloomsbury Academic.
  • 2016. Co-authored with Jesper Aagaard Petersen. “Modern Religious Satanism: A Negotiation of Tensions.” In Oxford Handbook on New Religious Movements, 2nd edition. Edited by James R. Lewis and Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • 2013. “Blood, Sweat, and Urine: The Scent of Feminine Fluids in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch,International Journal for the Study of New Religions, 4.2: 177-199. Peer-reviewed.
  • 2011. “Death and Dying in the Satanic Worldview,” Journal of Religion and Culture, 22.1: 33-53. Peer-reviewed.

Book Reviews

  • 2016. Review of: Asbjørn Dyrendal, James R. Lewis, and Jesper Aa. Petersen. 2016. The Invention of Satanism. New York: OUP. In Correspondences.
  • 2016. Review of: Reuben van Luijk. 2016. Children of Lucifer: the Origins of Modern Religious Satanism. New York: OUP. In American Academy of Religion: Reading Religion.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • May 2016. “Satanic Total Environments: Playing with Art and Artifice,” Unravelling Religion, Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.
  • Mar. 2016. “Satanic Total Environments: Playing with Art and Artifice,” Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
  • Nov. 2015. “Magic and Media: Centralizing the Material in Church of Satan Ritual.” American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • June 2015. “Magic and Media: Centralizing the Material in Church of Satan Ritual.”Centre for Studies in New Religions (CESNUR), Tallinn University, Tallinn Estonia.
  • June 2014. “Blood, Sweat, and Urine: The Scent of Feminine Fluids in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch,” presented at the Centre for Studies in New Religions (CESNUR). Baylor University, Waco, Texas.
  • May 2014. “Une tribu d’exclus: les membres de l’Église de Satan négocient un espace liminaire dans la société,” presented at the 82ième congrès de l’Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas), Concordia University, Montreal.
  • April 2014. “Autonomy, Language, and Religion: How Quebec Satanists Negotiate the Charte des valeurs québécoises,” presented at the Religion and Diversity Workshop: New Religions in Quebec, McGill University, Montreal.
  • Feb. 2014. “Blood, Sweat, and Urine: The Scent of Feminine Fluids in Anton LaVey’s The Satanic Witch,” presented at Unraveling Religion: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston.
  • Nov. 2013. “’I-Theism’ in the Church of Satan: Self-Religiosity in Secular Societies,” presented at the American Academy of Religion’s Annual Meeting, Baltimore, U.S.A.
  • June 2013. “The Reluctant Player: Negotiating Tensions in the Study of Religious Satanism,” presented at Center for Studies in New Religion Conference: Changing Religious Movements in a Changing World, Dalarna University, Falun, Sweden.
  • Jan. 2012. “Death and Dying in the Satanic Worldview,” presented at the International Arts and Humanities Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • Feb. 2010. “Death and Dying in the Satanic Worldview,” presented at 15th Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Concordia University, Montreal.

OTHER RESEARCH CONTRIBUTIONS

  • Oct. 2012. “Satanists and Scholars: A Historiographic Overview and Critique of Scholarship on Religious Satanism,” Master’s Thesis, Dept. of Religion, Concordia University.
  • Apr. 2008. “Rites of Autonomy: An Examination of the Rituals of the Church of Satan,” Undergraduate Honours Thesis, Dept. of Religion, Concordia University.

ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT, AFFILIATIONS, AND EXPERIENCE

Teaching

  • 2016 Summer. Religions of the West, Concordia University.
  • 2016 Winter. Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion, Concordia University.
  • 2014 Fall. Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion, Concordia University.
  • 2014 Winter. Cults and New Religious Movements, Concordia University.

Teaching Assistantships                       

  • 2015 Fall. History of Satan, Dr. L. DiTommaso, Concordia University.
  • 2013 Fall. Religions of Asia, Dr. S. Sharma, Concordia University.
  • 2013 Fall. Encountering Religions, Dr. H. Joseph, Concordia University.
  • 2013 Winter. Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion, Dr. M. Mamfredis, Concordia University.
  • 2012 Fall. Cults and New Religious Movements, Dr. S. Palmer, Concordia University.
  • 2012 Winter Witchcraft, Magic, and Religion, Dr. M. Mamfredis, Concordia University.
  • 2011 Fall. History of Satan, Dr. L. DiTommaso, Concordia University.
  • 2010 Fall. History of Satan, Dr. L. DiTommaso, Concordia University.

Organizations and Experience

  • 2013-2014. Student representative, Comité conjoint du doctorat en sciences des religions, Concordia University, Montreal.
  • 2014. Student representative, Advisory Search Committee—Chair, Department of Religion, Concordia University.
  • 2012-2015. Assistant to the Chair, Dr. I. Robinson, Canadian Jewish Studies, Concordia University.
  • 2013-2014. Publications assistant, Association for Canadian Jewish Studies Journal, Montreal.
  • Oct. 2013. Workshop leader, How to Start a Graduate Journal, GradProSkills, Concordia University.
  • 2012-2013. Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Religion and Culture, Department of Religion, Concordia University.
  • 2010–2013. Administrator, Annual Graduate Interdisciplinary Conference, Department of Religion, Concordia University.

Affiliations

  • 2015-2016. Member, European Society for the Study of Western Esotericism (ESSWE).
  • 2014-2016. Member, Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (CSSR).
  • 2014-2015. Member, International Society for the Study of New Religions (ISSNR).
  • 2013-2016. Member, American Academy of Religion (AAR).
  • 2012-2016. Student Affiliate, SSHRC-Funded Religion and Diversity Project.

AWARDS & ACHIEVEMENTS

Scholarship/Fellowship Awards

  • 2014-2017. Social Science and Research Council Doctoral Fellowship Award.
  • 2014-2017. Fonds de recherche du Québec—Société et culture bourse de doctorat (In name only).
  • 2015. Quebec Student Mobility Bursary from the Ministère de l’Enseignement Superieur, Recherche, Science et Technologie (MESRST).
  • 2015. Religion and Diversity Project Graduate Research Grant.
  • 2014-2015. Faculty of Arts and Science Merit Scholarship, Concordia University.
  • 2012-2015. Faculty of Arts and Science Graduate Fellowship, Concordia University.
  • 2012-2013. Faculty of Arts and Science Merit Scholarship, Concordia University.

Conference Awards

  • 2013. Department of Religion Conference Travel Award, Concordia University.
  • 2013. Faculty of Arts and Sciences Conference Travel Support, Concordia University.
  • 2013. Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award.

Certificate of Achievement

  • June 2014. Certificate of Recognition for Graduate Student Service and Leadership, Concordia University.
  • Nov. 2013. Certificate of Excellence, PhD Religion, Concordia University.
  • Mar. 2012. Workshop Writing for Publication, GradProSkills, Concordia University.
  • Oct. 2011. Workshop Ethical Approach to Research, GradProSkills, Concordia University.
  • May 2010. Seminar University Teaching, Concordia University.
  • Apr. 2008. Certificate of Excellence in Undergraduate Research, Concordia University.
  • 2007-2008. Dean’s List BA graduating year, Concordia University.

LECTURES, INTERVIEWS, & APPEARANCES

2017

  • Biannual lecture (Spring and Fall) “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • “Contemporary Religious Satanism,” New and Emerging Religions, D. Webster, University of Gloucestershire. [Skype]

2016

  • “Contemporary religious Satanism, and the esoteric tradition,” The History of Satan, L. DiTommaso.
  • Biannual lecture (Spring and Fall) “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • “Religious Satanism,” Philosophy and Religion Video Interviews,  Webster, University of Gloucestershire. [Skype]

2015

  • “Shemhamphorash! Magic and Materialism in the Church of Satan,” Forum Nidrosiae, M. Palmer, Norway.
  • Interview for “‘You have taken them alive!’ Pig’s head in a pentagram left outside Montreal Police Brotherhood building,” by Postmedia News. [Email]
  • “Satanism,” Emergent Spiritualities,D. Webster, University of Gloucestershire. [Skype]

2014

  • “The Satanic Statue Controversy,” Philosophy and Religion Video Interviews, D. Webster, University of Glouscestershire. [Skype]
  • “Research Methods: New Religious Movements,” Research Methods, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • “Satanic Sexuality,” Sex and Religion, Dr. D. Boisvert, Concordia University.
  • “The Church of Satan,” History of Satan, Dr. L. DiTommaso, Concordia University.
  • Biannual lecture (Spring and Fall) “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • “Women in New Religious Movements,” Women in Religion, Annie Ross, Concordia University.

2013

  • “The Church of Satan,” History of Satan, Dr. L. DiTommaso, Concordia University.
  • Biannual lecture (Spring and Fall) “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • Radio interview for “Cued for Thought,” CJLO.
  • Interviewed for “The New Satanism: Less Lucifer, More Politics,” by Josh Sanburn.
  • Guest speaker, “Six Sermons about Satan,” curated by Anthony Easton, VF Events.
  • “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, B.J. Purdie, Concordia University.

2012

  • “The Church of Satan,” History of Satan, Dr. L. DiTommaso, Concordia University.
  • Biannual lecture (Spring and Fall) “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • Radio interview with Tommy Schurnmacher.
  • Quoted in, “Satan’s Favourite Time of Year,” by Karen Seidman, Montreal Gazette.
  • “New Religious Movements,” Religions of the West, S. L. Turriff, Concordia University.

2011

  • Biannual lecture (Spring and Fall) “Death and Dying in the Church of Satan,” Death and Dying in Religion, A. Koumouzelis, Marianopolis College.
  • Radio interview with Patrick Garneau on “Pourquoi pas dimanche?” Radio-Canada.
  • Quoted in, “Satanism isn’t for devil worshippers,” by Derek Abma, Post Media News.
  • Featured in, “How to Bury a Satanist,” by Eric Marapodi, com.
  • Radio interview, “Nick at Night,” CJAD.
  • Television interview with Mutsumi Takahashi, CTV News.
  • Featured in, “Sympathy for the Devil?” by Beth Lewis, Concordia Now, producing international reprints of Lewis article in various print and Internet media.

2010

  • “Satanic Sexuality,” Sex and Religion, Dr. D. Boisvert, Concordia University.

2009

  • “Satanism,” Religious Cults and Sects, Dr. S. Palmer, Dawson College.

2008

  • “The Church of Satan,” History of Satan, Dr. D. Boisvert, Concordia University.

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