Steven Tomlins is a Senior Researcher at the Institute on Governance. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts at the University of Prince Edward Island with a major in Religious Studies and a double minor in Political Studies and Art History, graduating with the highest academic standing in the final year of his program. In 2016, he obtained his Doctorate degree in Religious Studies from the University of Ottawa. His PhD thesis focused on atheist experiences in Canada, and he is co-editor of two international academic volumes pertaining to atheist identities and nonreligious expression. He has also studied multiculturalism, secularism, religion and the media, and the intersections between religious expression and Canadian law. While at the University of Ottawa Steven worked as a Teaching Assistant for twenty undergraduate classes, and he was a student team member of the SSHRC-funded Religion and Diversity Project.