Judith Ellen Brunton is a doctoral student at the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion. Her work concerns how individuals and communities imagine ‘the good life’ within the symbolic field of work, land, and home. Judith’s dissertation centers on Alberta’s oil public and uses ethnographic and historiographic methods to investigate how oil’s cultural, affective, and material infrastructures shape ‘the good life’ that people there aspire to. Judith holds a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Scholarship to pursue her research. She is currently a junior fellow at Victoria College and Massey College at the University of Toronto.