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Dr. Karen E. Zoppa

Karen E.  Zoppa Title: Contract Instructor
Phone: 204-786-9143
Office: 2W05
Email: k.zoppa@uwinnipeg.ca


After receiving her B.A. in Religious Studies at the University of Winnipeg, Karen Zoppa 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 J.R.R. Tolkien's trilogy. 

She then earned  her B.Ed in English and History, and has enjoyed a rich teaching career at the University of Winnipeg Collegiate. 

In 2018, she graduated with her Ph.D. from the Department of Religion at the University of Manitoba. 

Her research focuses on critical theory of religion; mysticism; and the figure of religion in the discourses of Simone de Beauvoir, Michel de Certeau and Jacques Derrida.


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

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


Book coverForthcoming -  under contract to Equinox Publishing:

Zoppa, Karen Elizabeth.  Playing the Scene of Religion: Beauvoir and Faith.  Sheffield, U.K.: Equinox Publishing, 2021.