Max is the Senior Research Associate, Research Engagement with the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity.
In 2021, he defended his dissertation in the Religious Studies Department at McMaster University, and from 2021-2023 he was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto working on a book project on critiques of conspiratorial thinking.
Max’s research focuses on critical approaches to religion, health, and society. He is the author of a book on secular and religious approaches to time and history (Postsecular History, Palgrave Macmillan, 2022), and a book on how violence is reflected in language and thinking (Ontologies of Violence, Brill, 2023).
His work with the Dr. Gilles Arcand Centre for Health Equity is focused on research engagement, communications and grant writing, critical epistemologies of social accountability, and the relationship between conspiracy theories and public health.