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Gerry Bowler

Professor of History, University of Manitoba
BA (Hon)(University of Saskatchewan), MA (University of Saskatchewan), PhD (King's College)


Gerry Bowler teaches history at the University of Manitoba. His research centres on the intersection of religion and popular culture, especially the celebration of Christmas. He has published books and articles on a wide variety of topics including Bloody Mary, The Simpsons, professional hockey, Protestant justification of assassination and the relationship of Aristotle to professional wrestling.

Media & Publications

  • Santa Claus: A Biography Book
  • The World Encyclopedia of Christmas Book

Gerry Bowler teaches history at the University of Manitoba. His research centers on the intersection of religion and popular culture, especially the celebration of Christmas. He has published books and articles on a wide variety of topics including Bloody Mary, The Simpsons, professional hockey, Protestant justification of assassination and the relationship of Aristotle to professional wrestling.