Director, MA & PhD Cultural Studies
BA (Saskatchewan), MA (McGill), PhD (Alberta)
Research Interests: 19th- and 20th-century American literature and culture; public and political violence; print culture and book history; Irish Republicanism
Cultural Studies Faculty
BMus (Alberta), MMus (Victoria), PhD (Victoria)
Research Interests: Experimental music, the cultural politics of the experimental, the wonderful, musical mediations/intertextualities/ecologies, African-American music, Celtic music, narrative and not narrating.
BA (Trent), MA (McGill) PhD (Toronto)
Research Interests: Include experimental and speculative fiction, literary theory, cultural theory, history and development of cultural studies, adaptation studies, aesthetics.
BA (Carleton), MA (York/Ryerson), MFA (Bard), PhD (York/Ryerson)
Research Interests: Avant-Garde Cinema, Media Arts, Media Archaeology, Film Preservation and Archival Theory, Aesthetics, Visual Culture, Materiality
BA Hons. (UWO), MA (Queen’s), PhD (University of Chicago)
Research Interests: modernism and the avant-garde; classicism and myth; opera; trauma, memory, and history; and the contemporary novel.
Chair of Cultural Studies
BA (Thompson Rivers), MA (York), PhD (Victoria)
Research Interests: Game studies, media theory, political theory, cultural politics, social media, Heidegger, Foucault.
BA (Trinity College, Dublin), MA, PhD (York)
Research Interests: Subcultures, anarchism and the 'anti-globalization' movement; sociology of culture, mass media, intellectual fields; Latin American studies.
Canada Research Chair in Media, Culture and the Environment
BA (University of Alberta), MA (McGill), PhD (New York University)
Research Interests: climate change, energy/environmental humanities, science communication, visual culture, new materialisms, infrastructure, cultural politics
BA, MA (Alberta), PhD (Duke)
Research Interests:Cultural theory (psychoanalysis and Marxism), world literature and cinema, queer theory.
Coordinator of the Media Studies
BA PhD (York), MA(Western)
Research Interests: Cinema and media studies, Collective memory, Migrant narratives, Popular and visual culture, Social and political thought, Urban media theory.
English Literature Faculty
Director, M.A. English Literature (Public Texts)
BA (Queen's), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Research Interests: Darwin; science and visual culture; age and disability studies; Canadian modernism; history of the book, photography; theories of landscape; travel writing and mobilities; autobiography and women's writing; digital media; literary theory.
BA (Calgary), PhD (McGill)
Research Interests: Disability and Age Studies, mainly connected with Cinema, Literature, TV, and other Media; Crip Culture; Architecture, Literature, and Film; Promising Practices for Long-Term Residential Care, especially creativity and culture; Digital Storytelling; Feminism; Canadian Literature; Activist Art; Austerity.
MA (Western Ontario), PhD (Toronto)
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary American fiction; African-American fiction; 19th-century American women poets; black literary and critical theory; theories of subjectivity and the body; Faulkner; Morrison
Chair Of English
BA (Queen's), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Research Interests: African; West Indian; Black British and South Asian Literature; Oral Traditions and popular music; Postcolonial theory
Assistant Professor, English
BA, MA (McMaster), PhD (Ottawa) email@example.com
Research Interests: Early modern drama; music theory and practice; cognitive literary studies; theatre history; gender and sexuality; witchcraft; audience studies; subjectivity
Political Studies Faculty
MA (Bogazici) PhD (Carleton)
Research Interests: impact of cosmopolitan theory on normative theories of international relations, the politics of citizenship in late modern societies, and alternative forms of modernity in non-Western cultures.
BA (York) MA (Carleton) MA, PhD (York)
Research Interests: critical theory (feminist, disability, aging, inter and intrasectionalities), political agency and resistance through art and culture (arts-based research), engaged scholarship (environmental sustainability) in Canada and comparative contexts, and resignifications of Hegel's thought for feminism.
MA, PhD (Chicago)
Research Interests: Linguistic anthropology, anthropology and history, semiotics (the study of signs), cartoons, urban anthropology, anthropology of romance, anthropology of politics, liberalism and neo-liberalism, colonialism, anthropology of technology, nature, mining, landscape, and anthropology of the preternatural (fairies, pixies, monsters, occultism, theosophy).
BA (McGilll), MA, PhD (New York University)
Research Interests: Middle East, Islam, religion and world views, embodiment, ethnographic methods, and histories of anthropology
Gender & Women's Studies
BAH (Queen's), MA (Toronto), PhD (York)
Research Interests: Trans theory; Affect; Race and Racialization; Necropolitics; Biopolitics; Emotion; Psychoanalysis; Queer theory; Masculinities; Memory and Memorialization; Diaspora; Transnationalism; Political Economies of Violence; Surveillance; Social Justice
Chair of Gender and Women's Studies
B.A. (Queen’s); M.A. (Western); Ph.D. (Western)
Research Interests: Health Humanities and the cultural representation of disease; gender, social justice, and public health; 18th-century world literature; literary theory; cultural history; feminist studies and women's writing
Ancient Greek & Roman Studies
BA (Sheffield), D.Phil (Oxford)
Research Interests: Roman and Late Roman political and military history, and the regions of Cilicia and Isauria in southern Turkey.
BA (Trent), MA (Memorial), PhD (Toronto)
Research Interests: Greek poetry of the Archaic and Classical periods, with special interests in Greek and Roman drama and stagecraft, and in the reception of Greek myth in modern popular culture.
Research Interests: Modern Spanish History; Fascism and Dictatorships; Modern European History, Transnational History.
BA (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), PhD (Rutgers University)
Research interests: Modern United States cultural and environmental history; American Studies; visual culture; mass media and the environment; arctic landscapes
School of the Environment Faculty
BA (Toronto), MSc (Guelph), PhD (York)
Research and Teaching Interests: Cultural politics of nature, Political ecology of wolves in Canada, Political theory and the environment, Environmental justice
Stephanie teaches in the broad areas of human-animal relations, political ecology, and environmental justice. Stephanie is committed to challenging and nurturing students, not as passive recipients of knowledge but in a lifelong learning process that can equip them to be critical of the world as it is, and seek to change it for the better.
School of Education Faculty
BA (UC Berkeley), MFA (San Diego State), PhD (York)
Research Interests: gender, sexuality, ethnicity and narrative
French & Francophone Studies
Champs de spécialisation : littérature québécoise, littérature des femmes, science-fiction et fantastique, sémiotique
International Development Studies Faculty
BA (Trent), MA (York), D.Phil. (Sussex)
Research Interests: Citizenship, rights and identity; Forced migration; Transitional justice; Memory and memorialization; Land struggles in South Africa; Migration in the Andes; Bakhtin.
Trent Centre for Language and Linguistics
BA (Trent), MA (Toronto), PhD (Lancaster)
Research Interests: stylistics, specifically linguistic creativity in twentieth-century "speculative" fiction, stylistic analysis of non-literary texts
Durham Campus Faculty
Dean and Head of Trent University Durham GTA
BA (Trent), MA, PhD (East Anglia, England)
Research Interests: music and locality, youth culture, popular culture and identity, British cinema and popular culture, and Canadian popular culture
Associate Professor, Philosophy, Concordia University
BA, MA (Sofia, Bulgaria), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Her research is in 20th Century Continental Philosophy, focusing especially on Heidegger, Derrida, Nancy, and French Feminist theory, in relation to 19th Century philosophy, particularly Hegel and Kant. Her interests involve themes such as selfhood, temporality, freedom, affect, gender and sexuality, and the imagination.
Assistant Professor, English
BA, MA (Trent), PhD (Alberta)
Research Interests: American Literature & Culture, Literary Criticism (Literary & Genre Theory), Science Fiction Studies, Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Narrative, Critical Theory (Marxism & Feminism), World-Systems Theory, Energy Humanities (Petrocultures), and Environmental Humanities
BA (Western), MA (Guelph), PhD (York)
Research Interests: social movements, gender-based violence and anti-violence activism, gender and public policy, and the Canadian non-profit sector.
B.A. (Waterloo), M.A. (Trent), Ph.D. (Queen's)
Research Interests: Canadian literature, Indigenous literatures, particularly contemporary poetry; American women's literature; material culture and narratives of domestic production, needlework and textiles; mental illness and generational trauma; Martha Ostenso; Laura Goodman Salverson; Sara Jeannette Duncan; Nella Larsen; Edith Wharton
Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator, Communications
BA (Mount Allison), MA (Western), PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Research Interests: Public Service Media; Podcasting and Audio Media; Popular Music; National Identity; Strategic Communication
Principal, Catharine Parr Traill College
BA Hon. (Ottawa) MA(Queen’s), M.Phil (Cambridge), PhD (Queen’s)
Research Interests: Print Culture, Enlightenment, Cultural and Intellectual History.
BA, MA (Trent), PhD (York)
Research Interests: Cultural history; body marking; Identity; African history; Classical history; Intellectual history; the history of slavery globally; missionary education and development; representation within games
BA (McGill), MA, PhD (York)
Research Interests: Working on a book on the fundamental concepts of music sociology, and smaller projects on the history of ideas (working with Schmitt, Weber, and Foucault texts), ensemble rhythm, discourse and logical theory (texts of Frege, Wittgenstein, Burke, Saussure), and the principles of dance and song as social action. He remains active as a composer, bassist, and bandleader.
MA (McGill and Alberta), MA, MPhil, PhD (Yale)
Research Interests: Cultural history and theory grounded in the philosophical, scientific, religious and aesthetic culture of early modernity (1450–1710) with special interest between picturing, testimony, institutions of memory, and the interdisciplinary study of landscape.
MA (McGill), PhD (Cambridge)
Research Interests: literary and cultural theory, Anglo-American and European, esp. modern and post-modern, science fiction, the technological imaginary, moral panic, biopolitics.
BSc (Waterloo) MSc (McMaster) PhD (Western Ontario) firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests: Observation and representation in physical theory; valuation and interpretation of mathematics; the (algebraic) topos as site of theory; political discourses and cultural organization of scientific community; interdisciplinary and professional practice within post-modern culture; environmentalism as a moral discourse.
BA (Marianopolis), MEd (Newcastle), MA, PhD (Concordia) email@example.com
Research Interests: science fiction and the climate crisis; Chinese science fiction; nonhumanism and posthumanism; intersections of subjectivity and technoscience; theories of performance, representation, and spectacle
BA, MA, English, Oxford University, UK firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Interests:History of theatre; performance theory; play writing, trade and the exchange of technology in pre-historic Southeast Asia.
BA MA PhD (Toronto) email@example.com
Research Interests: Feminist theory; contemporary French philosophy; reproductive technology.
MA (Cambridge), MA, PhD (Toronto)
Research Interests: modern and post-modern social and cultural theory, religion, and post-commodification and culture.