Susan Palmer

Susan J. Palmer, lives in Montreal, Quebec where she is currently directing a four-year (SSHRC Insight) research project, Children in Sectarian Religiosn and State Control at McGill University’s School of Religious Studies, where she also teaches. She is an Affiliate Professor and Part-time Lecturer at Concordia University and a Co-Chercheuse with the ‎Centre d’expertise et de formation sur les intégrismes religieux et la radicalisation (CEFIR) at the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit in Longueuil, QC.

Palmer’s research in the field of new religious movements has been funded by six federal grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). She has published many chapters and articles and eleven books on new religious movements, notably: The New Heretics of France (2011); Aliens Adored: Rael’s New Religion (2004); and (with co-author Stuart Wright) Storming Zion: Government Raids on Religious Communities (2015).