Assistant Professor Contact Areas of Interest
Department for the Study of Religion
Jackman Humanities Building, Room 214B
170 St. George St.
  • Early modern Sikh and Punjabi cultural production
  • Braj literature
  • Comparative religion
  • Sikh women in the diaspora


Julie Vig’s research focuses on premodern Sikh and Punjabi cultural production and how it relates to wider cultural worlds and networks of premodern North India (c.1500-1800). Her particular focus is on gurbilās literature and its interactions with Brajbhasha literature. She is also interested in reception history and specifically in the reception of gurbilās texts in the colonial period. In addition to literature and history, she has a research background in anthropology of religion and has done fieldwork on Sikh women’s experiences and self-representations in Montreal.


In 2018-2019, Julie will teach a graduate seminar in the fall term (RELG3718 – Sikhs in Early Modern India: Texts and Encounters) and an undergraduate class on the Sikh tradition in the winter term (RELG208 – Sikhism).