Faculty profile

Candis Haak

Assistant Professor


418 Mahar Hall


  • Early Medieval to Early Modern South Asia
  • South Asian Sacred Spaces
  • Hindu empires and religious institutions
  • Religious Materiality in South Asia
  • Digital Humanities


“Landscapes of Movement and Historical Spatial Literacy.” In L. Bourdeau, P. Marcotte & M.H. Saidi (eds) Tourism, Roads & Cultural Identities: Meaning, Memory & Development / Routes touristiques et itinéraires culturels, entre mémoire et développement.  Quebec: Presses de l'Université Laval, 2013. [with Heather M.-L. Miller]

“Time, Place, and Experience: Spatial Literacy Tools in the Undergraduate Class.” Esri’s GIS in Education. Toronto: ESRI, 2013. [online publication]


Awards and honors

Fellowship of the Mellon / John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Religious Materiality in the Indian Ocean World, 1300-1800” (Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, 2014-20-16)
India-Canada Association Scholarship, Center for South Asian Studies (University of Toronto, 2012)
General Motors Women in Science Award (2012)


Ph.D. University of Toronto 
M.A. University College Dublin
B.A. University of Toronto

Classes taught

History and Civilization in South Asia
South Asian Sacred Spaces
World History in the 20th Century