St. Jerome's University has made its reputation over the years mainly through the excellence of its teaching. However, its contribution to the University of Waterloo and to higher learning in general also takes the form of strong scholarship and original research. Without this on-going work, university teaching at the University would be less rich and meaningful than it is.
Within the Department of History faculty some of the research areas include:
- Canadian foreign and defence policy, with particular emphasis on the Arctic (Whitney Lackenbauer) and Asia. (Dr. Ryan Touhey)
- Reflexive microhistory of Margarita de Portu, a fourteenth century poisoner. (Steven Bednarski)
- Eastern Christian theology in the contemporary context; Eastern Christians in Canada; Trinitarian theology and disability; Kenosis and a re-visioning of ecclesiology. (Myroslaw Tataryn)
- Medieval History, Social History, Criminal History, Gender History, and Environmental History. (Steven Bednarski)