Faculty & Research
Faculty associated with the Frost Centre M.A. and Ph.D. programs
The Frost Centre draws members from Trent’s humanities and social sciences departments. Their presence and interaction create the interdisciplinary core for both the M.A. and Ph.D. programs. We encourage you to contact Frost Centre members and discuss with them your interest in specific research projects that you could pursue at the Frost Centre.
Frost Centre members are organized below alphabetically. Click on a faculty name to see Frost Centre member's webpage.
Professor, English, B.A. (Queen's), M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Traill College, Wallis Hall 125, ext. 6039, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Literature and science, including environmental studies; disability studies; travel writing; life writing
Associate Professor, Sociology, B.A., M.A. (Western), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Otonabee College 224, ext. 7813, email@example.com
Research interests: Social determinants of health across the life course; sociology of pharmaceuticals; the role of the pharmacy profession in health care
Professor, School of the Environment, B.Sc., M.A. Ph.D. (Toronto)
Environmental Science Centre A132, ext 7883, firstname.lastname@example.org
Interests: Environmental history of southern Ontario; history of ecology and environmental sciences; history of Arctic science; history of the Great Lakes environment; biodiversity and protected areas science, policy and history; environmental science and politics.
Professor and Dean, Education, M.A., Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Otonabee College 214, ext 7376, email@example.com
Research Interests: teacher self-efficacy and student self-efficacy, technological-pedagogical interactions and impact, mathematics education, assessing models of professional development, mathematics for young children, fractions, algebra and spatial reasoning.
Associate Professor, Political Studies, B.A. (York), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (York)
Champlain College C2, ext 6005, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: art and politics (especially disability, community arts, arts based research with those who are marginalized), community engaged scholarship, political economy, political and feminist theory (19th century and contemporary)
Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair, Gender and Women's Studies, BA (Waterloo), BEd (OISE), MA, PhD (Carleton)
Lady Eaton College S119.6, ext. 7739, email@example.com
Research Interests: Feminist, decolonial, anti-racist, intergenerational, and queer approaches to conceptualizing, analyzing, and storying activisms; Drawing on intergenerational storytelling methodologies, community-engaged practices, arts-based research, oral history, and activist archives to unsettle dominant conceptions of “activism” and explore diverse forms of resistance, resurgence, resilience, alliance, and solidarity.
Professor, English, B.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (McGill)
Lady Eaton College S112, ext 7950, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Disability Studies, Canadian Literature and Film, Western Canada, Gender, Aging Studies.
Professor, Anthropology, B.A. (Toronto), M.A., Ph.D. (University College London)
Arch Centre 103, ext. 7877, email@example.com
Research Interests: landscape archaeology; historical ecology; geoinformatics; radiocarbon modelling; lithic raw materials and technologies (Great Lakes)
Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, B.A. (Queen’s), M.A. (Sussex), M.A. (Alberta), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Enwayaang Building 313, ext. 7241, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Indigenous Studies, particularly Indigenous-Non-Indigenous alliances, Indigenous education, Indigenous community development in Canada and internationally.
Professor, Canadian Studies, B.A. (Trent), M.A. (Dalhousie), Ph.D. (Simon Fraser)
Champlain College S401, ext. 7224, email@example.com www.christopherdummitt.com
Research Interests: Canadian culture and politics, especially, though not exclusively, Canada since 1945.
Professor, History, B.A. (North Carolina), Ph.D. (Rutgers)
Traill College Wallis Hall 118, ext. 7026, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Modern United States cultural, environmental, and political history; American Studies; visual culture.
Associate Professor, History, B.A., M.A. (Montréal), Ph.D. (McGill)
Lady Eaton College S103, ext. 7109, email@example.com
Research Interests: Québec history, from 1867 to the present, from social, cultural and political perspectives. Food history, 1880-1980. Particular interest for the history of popular music, the Quiet revolution, and women's history.
Associate Professor, English, M.A. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Champlain College S403, ext. 7398, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Twentieth century American fiction; African-American fiction; theories of subjectivity, gender and sexuality; theories of race and ethnicity; psychoanalytic theory.
Professor, Education, B.Sc., Ph.D (Wales)
Otonabee College 157, ext. 7084, email@example.com
Research Interests: Relationship between science, literacy and society; public understanding of science; the impact of personal schooling experiences on new science teachers’ professional practice; nature of good practice in biodiversity education.
Associate Professor, School of the Environment & Indigenous Studies, B.Sc. (Western Ontario), M.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Gzowski College 303 ext. 7953, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Environmental health impact assessment; environmental health risk management, assessment, and communication; mixed methods and involvement of indigenous knowledge and western science in environment and health studies; Aboriginal and circumpolar health and environmental change (e.g. contaminants, climate change and food security).
Assistant Professor, Politics & Canadian Studies, B.A. (Manitoba), M.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), Ph.D. (Queen’s)
Champlain College G2, ext. 6004, email@example.com
Research Interests: Comparative and urban political economy and politics, the dynamics of collective action and protest, Marxism, immigration, poverty, and homelessness.
Associate Professor and Associate Director of the Trent School of the Environment, B.Sc., B.A. (Queen's), Ph.D. (Calgary), P.Eng.,
Environmental Science Centre A107, ext. 7368, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: Energy science, technology & policy; Social responses to renewable energy technology; Climate change policy and management; Environmental management and policy, particularly within organizations; Community-based environmental research.
Associate Professor, Education, B.A., B.Ed. (York), M.Ed., Ph.D. (Western)
Otonabee College 209, ext. 7508, email@example.com
Research Interests: Language and literacy; early childhood education; culturally and Linguistically diverse learners; critical multiculturalism; disability studies; narrative research methods.
Canada Research Chair and Professor, Canadian Studies, B.A. (Waterloo), M.A., Ph.D. (Calgary)
Traill College Kerr House 205, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: As Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in the Study of the Canadian North, Lackenbauer’s current research program focuses on how Canada can and should balance its sovereignty, security and stewardship responsibilities in the North in ways that protect national interests and values, promote sustainable development and healthy communities, and facilitate circumpolar stability and cooperation. His other interests include modern Canadian and circumpolar history; political studies; military history / war and society; and Indigenous-state relations in Canada.
Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, M.A., PH.D. (York)
Enwayaang S309, ext. 7845, email@example.com
Research Interests: Canadian and Indigenous literatures; women's writing; ecology and literature; francophone communities; identity; critical theory and postcolonial studies.
Associate Professor, History, B.A. (McGill), M.A., Ph.D. (York)
Lady Eaton College S104, ext. 7834, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: cultural history; medicine and crime in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; sexuality; Canadian history.
Associate Professor, Chair of Cultural Studies, Coordinator of Media Studies, BA (TRU), MA (York), PhD (Victoria)
Traill College Scott House 201, ext. 6072, email@example.com
Research Interests: Philosophy of technology and media theory, especially (post-)phenomenology; contemporary political theory, especially Heidegger and his successors and feminist theorists of subject formation; internet studies, generally including site-specific analyses of groups like Anonymous, social network sites like Facebook, and videogames like Bastion.
Marrie Mumford (Métis)
Associate Professor, Indigenous Studies, BA (Alberta), MFA (Brandeis)
Enwayaang 101.7, ext. 7310, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Theatre, dance and music; Aboriginal arts and literature
Professor and Chair, Indigenous Studies, B.Sc., M.B.A. (Western Ontario)
Enwayaang 301, ext. 7497, email@example.com
Research Interests: Development of modern aboriginal societies with a focus on examining the underlying philosophical assumptions, notions and ideas which animate them; aboriginal economies.
Assistant Professor, Education, B.A. HBOR, BA, BEd, MEd, PhD (Lakehead)
Otonabee College 159, ext. 7052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Activism in Education, experiential learning, outdoor and environmental education, social justice pedagogy
Professor, School of the Environment, B.A. (Toronto), M.E.S. (York), Ph.D. (Queen’s)
Environmental Sciences Centre B307, ext. 7107, email@example.com
Research Interests: Canadian and Political Geography with emphasis on the Circumpolar North, Canada-US Borders and Geopolitics.
Professor, Cultural Studies, B.A. (Trinity College, Dublin), M.A., Ph.D. (York)
Durham Campus room 164, ext. 5030, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Sociology of culture and mass media, subcultures, art and culture in small cities, global media studies, community media In Latin America.
Associate Professor, Politics, B.A. (Carleton), M.A., Ph.D. (York)
Lady Eaton College S109, ext. 7966, email@example.com
Research Interests: Global political economy of health, with a specific focus on the gender dimensions of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa. Current research examines the ways in which HIV/AIDS is becoming securitized in various parts of the global South. Other research and academic interests encompass debates about global human rights and citizenship, feminist epistemology, and gender and science.
Associate Professor, Education, B.A. (UC Berkeley), M.F.A. (San Diego State), Ph.D. (York)
Otonabee College 151, ext. 7728, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: gender, sexuality, ethnicity and narrative in the Canadian context
Professor, Sociology, Hon. B.A., Ph.D. (Strathclyde)
Otonabee College 228, ext. 7812, email@example.com
Research Interests: Sociology of gender and culture, with an emphasis on the intersections of race/ethnicity and sexuality; rights agenda for lesbians and gays, and the problems that such strategies create; Muslim queers identities and how these complicate our understandings of 'western' gay politics, culture and identity.
Associat Professor, School of the Environment, B.A., (Toronto), M.A. (Guelph) Ph.D. (York)
Environment Sciences Centre A112, ext. 7187, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: Cultural politics of nature, environmental humanities, animal geographies, environmental justice
Professor, Indigenous Studies, B.A. (Eastern Connecticut), M.A (University of Connecticut), PH.D. (Trent)
Research Interests: Indigenous historical consciousness and identities, Atlantic World and colonial encounters, International Indigenous peoples, and Indigenous women.
Professor, School of Business, BA, B.S.W. (McMaster), M.A. (Queen's), M.B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), Ph.D. (Queen's) M.A. (Queen's)
DNA B108.1, ext. 7237, email@example.com
Research interests: Designing and administering large-scale surveys;
Online survey administration; Advanced data analysis, interpretation and report writing; Individual Ethical Decision-Making in Business and Organizations; Ethics in Corporate Governance and CSR; Care Ethics
Professor & CRC in Rural Aging, Health & Social Care, School of the Environment, B.A. (Wilfrid Laurier), M.A. (Guelph), Ph.D. (Queen's)
Environmental Sciences Centre B315, ext. 7946, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research interests: Rural aging; Rural health care; Rural community sustainability; Voluntarism and the voluntary sector; Community-based research.
Associate Professor, Politics, M.A., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Champlain College S403, ext. 6007, email@example.com
Research Interests: Traditional and contemporary political theory, socialist and post modern political theory, democratic theory and feminist thought.
Professor, English, B.A., (Victoria), M.A., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Lady Eaton College N117, ext. 6015, firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Canadian women’s life writing and autofiction; girlhood studies; Canadian Mennonite literature; Y/A literature; P.K. Page, L.M. Montgomery, Miriam Toews
Professor, Education, B.A. (Ottawa, York), B.Ed., M.Ed., Ph.D. (York)
Otonabee College 212, ext. 7514, email@example.com
Research Interests: Language and literacy; curriculum theorizing; leadership and eco-justice educational studies; writing pedagogies; arts-informed research.
Adjunct faculty are available to Frost Centre students as supervision committee members and as mentors.
M.A (UofT), Ph.D (York)
Research Interests: Indigenous history & Indigenous - newcomer relations in Canada. Mexico, France and Algeria. Documentary film and journalism.
Matthew Hayes BA (Trent), MA (Simon Fraser), PhD (Trent)
Instructor, University Studies, Northern Lakes College
Research interests: conspiracy theory, UFOs and the supernatural, pseudoscience and unorthodox science, Cold War and postwar Canadian history, trust in government authority/expertise, documentary film, Atlantic Canada
James Onusko B.A. (Calgary), M.A. (Athabasca), Ph.D. (Trent)
Instructor, University Studies, Northern Lakes College
Research Interests: childhood history; children's literature; urban studies; Canadian history
Julia Harrison, B.A. (Saskatchewan), M.A. (Calgary), D.PHIL (Oxford)
Research Interests: Tourists and the tourist experience; representation issues in museums; the relationships between museums and Aboriginal peoples; and aspects of the culture or research and educational institutions.
John S. Milloy, B.A. (St. Patrick’s), M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Oxford)
Research Interests: Plains Cree history, government policy and Canadian residential schools.
Robert Paehlke, B.A. (Lehigh), M.A. (New School For Social Research), Ph.D. (British Columbia), Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Canadian and comparative environmental policy; the integration of economic, social and environmental policy; and the history of the environmental movement.
Bryan D. Palmer, B.A. (University Of Western Ontario), M.A., Ph.D. (State University Of New York At Binghamton)
Research Interests: Canadian Labour and Social History; North American radicalism; history and theory.
Jim Struthers, M.A. (Carleton), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Research Interests: Canadian social policy; aging and long-term care; social citizenship and welfare state formation.
John Wadland, B.A. (McMaster), M.A. (Waterloo), PH.D. (York), Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Bioregionalism; landscape theory; art history; environmental history.
Keith Walden, M.A., Ph.D. (Queen’s)
Research Interests: Modern Canadian social, cultural and intellectual history; special interest in the development of consumer culture and the historical meaning of symbols, myths, and rituals.