Roxanne Bélanger Sarrazin

Postdoctoral Fellow - Fagseksjonen
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Visiting address Blindernveien 9 Domus Theologica 0371 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1023 Blindern 0315 Oslo

Academic interests

I am particularly interested in religious transformation and lived religion, that is, how ordinary people experienced religion, particularly in the local and domestic spheres and in their everyday life, in the changing socio-religious context of Late Antique and early Islamic Egypt. Previously, I have mainly focused on magical practices and the Greek and Coptic magical texts from Egypt. My research within the APOCRYPHA project will focus on the relationship between apocryphal works preserved in Coptic, Coptic magical texts, and Coptic liturgical practices. 


  • From September 2020 to June 2021, I was a part-time professor at the University of Ottawa, teaching courses on Greek mythology and Greek and Latin languages. 
  • I have a PhD in Religious Studies / Languages, Literatures and Translation Studies from the University of Ottawa and the Université libre de Bruxelles (Cotutelle program, 2015-2020).


  • University of Ottawa – Governor General’s Gold Medal in the Humanities 2021



  • American Society of Papyrologists (2015- )
  • Association internationale de papyrologues (2015- )
  • Association francophone de coptologie (2017-)
  • Society for Classical Studies (2019-)


Publications (pdf)

Tags: History of Religions, Ancient Religion and Culture, Reception of the Bible,  Coptic Christianity, Christian Apocryphal Literature, Lived Religion, Liturgical Studies, Manuscript Studies, Monasticism, Papyrology, Coptic


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