Karen E. Zoppa

Religion and Culture

Karen E.  Zoppa Title: Contract Instructor
Office: 2W05
Building: Wesley Hall
Phone: 204-786-9143


Karen was drawn to Religion and Culture as an undergraduate because it married her two passions:  philosophy and literature.  After receiving her BA in Religious Studies at the University of Winnipeg, Karen graduated with the first cohort of the newly created University of Winnipeg/University of Manitoba Joint Masters Program in Religion in 1986, writing her dissertation on mythopoeism and imagination in JRR Tolkien's trilogy.  She next pursued her B.Ed in English and History, and has had a rich teaching career at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate.  Most recently, she was accepted as a PhD student in the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba. Currently ABD, she is writing her dissertation on atheism, mysticism and faith in the writings of Simone de Beauvoir.

  • Exploring Religion: The World's Religions (REL-1002)

Research Interests:
Critical Theory of Religion; Mysticism; Simone de Beauvoir and Existentialism; Post-modern Philosophy.