Career Paths: Where Do Our Graduates Go?


Cultural Studies opens onto a variety of career paths, depending on the interests of particular students. Education is one important possibility, but the list below includes a wide variety of prospects.

Joshua Barker: Assistant Professor of Anthropology ( York). MA ( London), Ph.D. (Cornell).

David Bateman: MA (Tufts), Ph.D. ( Calgary). Actor, performance artist, playwright (“What Dreadful Things to Say about Somebody Who Has Just Paid for My Lunch.” . Professor.

Sara Bernicker: MA (Trent, Public Texts); Owner/Chef of the Atomic Bagel Company.

Adam Bobette: MA student (McGill). Poet, experimental fiction writer.

Dana Broadbent: Ph.D. student in Criticism and Theory ( Western Ontario).

Craig Buckley: MFA ( Western Ontario). PhD candidate at School of Architechture, Princeton University.

David Churchill: Director University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities and Associate Professor of History. MA ( OISE), Ph.D. (Chicago).

Martha Cockshutt: A Peterborough-based theatre artist who designs costumes and sets for theatre, dance, and performance as well as working on collaborative script development, writing, and producing.

Jenn Cole: TCP Student MA (Trent)

Dwayne Collins: Steward of Sadlier House / PRSCA.

Ed Cottrill: Lawyer.

Tim Crease: Actor, director, cabaret performer, social worker.

Heather Davis: MA student in Communication and Culture ( York).

Heather Dell: Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Women’s Studies (Illinois-Springfield). Ph.D. (Duke).

Sue Ditta: Arts administrator. Curator of Film and Video, National Gallery of Canada. Director, Film and Video Section, Canada Council. Independent video curator. Winner of 2008 Trent Distinguished Alumni Award.

Trevor John Dunn: Gzowski CBC Intern (2008), winner of 2008 Symons Award (Trent).

David Dunne: Ph.D. student in Communications (McGill). MA in Canadian Studies ( Trent).

Jennifer Dyer: Doctoral candidate, School for Cultural Analysis ( Amsterdam). MA (Memorial).

Jeremy Dyer: Chef, Elements Restaurant, Peterborough.

Sarah Elgie: MA student in Postmodernism, Literature, and Contemporary Culture (Royal Holloway, London).

Chuck Erlichmann. Student in Library and Information Studies (Dalhousie).

Louis Fagan: Poet, songwriter, and lead singer for The Pagans.

Andrew Fogarasi: copy editor and translator in Budapest.

Glennys Forrest: Doctoral candidate in Psychology ( Michigan). Clinical psychologist.

Tracey Germa: Head of Integrated Arts, Peterborough Collegiate Vocational School. M.Ed. student (OISE, Toronto).

Emily Glasspool: Actor, director, playwright.

Laura Goodgall: Student, Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute.

John Grindon: Urban Restoration Manager, Brinkman & Associates Reforestation Ltd.

Andrea Gyenge: Ph.D. candidate (Minnesota).

Adam Guzkowski: Trent Centre for Community-Based Education, Peterborough, Ph.D. candidate.

Morgan Holmes: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Wilfrid Laurier).

Helen Lisa Howard: MA Theory, Culture and Politics ( Trent), PhD student in Philosophy ( Europe).

Andrew Iliadis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Media Studies and Production at Temple University.

Randy Innes: Doctoral candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies ( Rochester). MA in Theory and Criticism ( Western Ontario).

Catherine Jenkins: MA Methodologies (Trent). Novelist. Freelance Editor.

Anna Kowolski: associate producer with History Television and the
Discovery Channel.

Sarah Khurshid: Teachers College (UOIT)

Bill Kimball: Artistic Producer for Public Energy, a presenter of contemporary dance, theatre and performance based at the Market Hall in Peterborough.

An Kosurko: Actor, director, video editor and producer.

Kir Kuiken: Ph.D. ( California, Irvine), Assistant Prof. (SUNY Albany)

Elysa Martinez: Translator.

Judith Mason: MA student in Canadian Studies, Frost Centre (Trent). Artist.

Rachel Matlow: MA in Communications at Concordia University.Producer CBC cultural affairs show "Q" in Toronto.

Derrick McIntosh: MA student in Philosophy ( Amsterdam). Huygens Scholarship.

Gavin McLachlan: M Arch ( Toronto). Poet, installation artist (“Transparent Boundaries”).

Colin MacWhirter: Artist, writer, broadcaster. Recipient of CBC-Quebec Writers' Federation short fiction prize. Research archivist, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal.

Josh Meissner: MA in Theory, Culture, Politics ( Trent). Playwright (“Five Plays”).

Michael Meredith: Actor, director, senior litigation lawyer.

Kiran Mirchandani: Assistant Professor of Sociology ( Toronto)

John Muir: Arts administrator. Director, Trent Radio.

Smoki Musaraj: MA student ( New York University).

Falina Norred: MA in Canadian Studies (Trent), Ph.D. student in Communications (Concordia).

Ronald Paul: MA in English (York).

Ron Rooth: MLIS (UBC). Education, Arts & Community Studies Librarian, Cape Breton University.

Steve Rose: Video producer.

Wade Rowland: MA Theory, Culture and Politics ( Trent). Author and journalist.

Julian Samuel: MFA (Concordia). Poet, novelist, video artist (“Passage to Lahore,” “Raft of the Medusa.”

Nicolas Sawatsky: Ph.D. student in Social and Political Thought (York).

Gaelyn Scarlett: Singer-songwriter, long-distance truck driver, Probation Officer (degree in Community Justice, UK), and very proud parent of a gorgeous little imp named Luca Jasmine Scarlett.

Stephen Seabrook: MA Drama TUFTS. MFA Theatre Directing York.

Bart Simon: Assistant Professor of Sociology (Queen’s). Ph.D. ( California, San Diego).

Cody Skinner graduated in 2005 from Cultural Studies with a specialization in film, video and media. He writes," After completing my undergraduate at Trent, I worked in Thailand for about 2.5 years, first at an advocacy video production house, then in the communications department of a human rights NGO. In 2008 I returned to Canada to do a short diploma program in writing/production for print and the web in Vancouver. I freelanced for a while and found some steady work with a documentary film company based in Montreal. Wanting to return to the non-profit world, in early 2010 I moved to Toronto and was hired by Greenpeace Canada to do online communications and marketing."

Rachel Sohn: MA student in English (Carleton).

Cory Stockwell: SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Ph.D. student ( Minnesota).

Kate Story: Actor, dancer, playwright, director. Twice nominated (2004 and 2006) for the Ontario Arts Council's K.M. Hunter Artists Award, and in 2005 (as part of Peterborough's centennial celebrations) she was named one of the region's 100 most important performing artists. "Tonight The Bottle - Part 1 of "Trigger Mortis, The Dying Cowboy Trilogy"     

H. Grant Timms: Ph.D. Methodology ( York).

Chris Tonelli: PhD candidate Critical Studies and Experimental Practices in Music (UCSD)

Peter van Wyck: Assistant Professor of Communications (Concordia). Ph.D. (McGill), MA Theory, Culture and Politics ( Trent). Governor General’s Medal.

Christina Varga: Journalist, The Globe and Mail.

Esther Vincent: Writer, stage designer, past-director of “Marginal Distribution,” an alternative book distributor.

Ilana Weitzman: Magazine editor, Montreal.

Tara Witman: MFA ( Western Ontario). Artist.