Mary Ann Beavis (Ph.D. Cantab, M.A. Notre Dame and U Manitoba, B.Ed. U Manitoba) is Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture, St. Thomas More College, the University of Saskatchewan. Her areas of research interest and publication include Christian origins, women and religion, and religion and popular culture. She is the founding editor of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, which is currently published by the University of Toronto Press.