Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

Faculty of Humanities




Interdisciplinary Humanities PhD Program

 

Participating Faculty Members

Michael P. Berman
Associate Professor (Philosophy)
Email: mberman@brocku.ca Ext: 3317
Research Interests: Continental Philosophy (phenomenology), Asian Philosophy (Buddhism), Comparative Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Science Fiction & Comics (print & film)
Contact for supervision 

Gregory Betts
Associate Professor (English Language & Literature)
Email: gbetts@brocku.ca Ext:5318
Research Interests: Canadian Experimental and Avant-Garde Literature.
Contact for supervision

Irene Maria F. Blayer
Professor (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Email: iblayer@brocku.ca Ext: 3304
Research Interests:
Comparative Romance linguistics; philology; dialectology; text linguistics; diaspora studies; storytelling; oral history.
Contact for supervision

John Bonnett
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Digital Humanities; Associate Professor (History/Digital Humanities)
Email:
jbonnett@brocku.ca Ext: 5552
Research Interests:
Digital History; Digital Humanities; Virtual Heritage; Augmented Reality; Intellectual History; Harold Innis
Available for supervision

Leah Bradshaw
Professor (Political Science)
Email:
lbradshaw@brocku.ca Ext: 4282
Research Interests:
Classical, modern and contemporary political philosophy; comparative accounts of the self in the Western tradition; empire, cosmopolitanism and citizenship; technology and philosophy.
Contact for supervision 

Wing-Cheuk Chan
Professor (Philosophy)
Email:
wchan@brocku.ca Ext: 3716
Research Interests:
Chinese Philosophy, Yogacara Buddhism, Phenomenology, Habermas, Comparative Philosophy.
Contact for supervision

Janet Conway
Tier II Canada Research Chair in Social Justice; Associate Professor (Sociology)
Email:
jconway@brocku.ca Ext: 4196
Research Interests:
Contemporary social movements; Activist practice; Emancipatory politics.
Contact for supervision

Keri Cronin
Associate Professor (Visual Arts)
Email:
keri.cronin@brocku.ca Ext: 5306
Research Interests:
Visual Culture; Art History; Ecocriticism; Critical Animal Studies.
Contact for supervision

Christine Daigle
Chancellor's Chair for Research Excellence; Professor (Philosophy)
Email:
cdaigle@brocku.ca Ext: 3316
Research Interests:
Aesthetics; Environmental Philosophy; Ethics; Feminism; History of Philosophy; Philosophical Anthropology; Political Philosophy.
Available for supervision

Martin Danahay
Professor (English)
Email:
mdanahay@brocku.ca Ext: 5203
Research Interests:
Victorian Literature and Culture, Lifewriting, Steampunk, Digital Humanities
Available for supervision

Stefan Dolgert
Assistant Professor (Political Science)
Email:
sdolgert@brocku.ca Ext: 3891
Research Interests:
Political Theory, including: Ancient Political Philosophy, Continental Political Thought, Critical Animal Studies, Democratic Theory, Environmental Ethics, Literature and Philosophy, New Materialism, Posthumanism.
Available for supervision

Ifeanyi Ezeonu
Associate Professor (Sociology)
Email:
iezeonu@brocku.ca Ext: 4054
Research Interests:
Gang violence; racialised crime; the social construction of crime; transnational crime; environmental crime in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria; contemporary African Diaspora.
Contact for supervision

David Fancy
Associate Professor (Dramatic Arts)
Email:
dfancy@brocku.ca Ext: 3584
Research Interests:
Performance; Performativity; Immanentist thought; Deleuze and Guattari; Theatre Creation.
Contact for supervision 

Corrado Federici
Professor (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Email:
cfederici@brocku.ca Ext: 3309
Research Interests: Modern Italian poetry and novel; translation and translation theory; literary theory.
Contact for supervision

Allison Glazebrook
Associate Professor (Classics)
Email:
aglazebrook@brocku.ca Ext:3319
Research Interests:
Ancient World: Sexuality, Slavery, Rhetoric (including visual), Women.
Available for supervision

Barry K. Grant
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Professor (Communications, Popular Culture and Film)
Email:
bgrant@brocku.ca Ext: 3215
Research Interests:
Film studies, documentary film, film history, popular genres
Not available for supervision

Elizabeth Greene
Associate Professor (Classics)
Email:
esgreene@brocku.ca Ext: 5373
Research Interests:
Ancient Economy, maritime archaeology archeological ethics and heritage management, and intersections between the worlds of art and archaeology, literature, and history.
Contact for supervision

Rosemary Drage Hale
Professor (Medieval & Renaissance Studies)
Email:
rdragehale@brocku.ca Ext: 5379
Research Interests:
Medieval History and Literature; History of Christianity (400-1600CE); Comparative Mysticism; Women’s religious experience; Popular culture and Religion; Construction of masculinity; Writing of historical fiction.
Contact for supervision

Douglas Kneale
Professor (English Language and Literature)
Email:
jdkneale@brocku.ca Ext: 4562
Research Interests:
English Romanticism, literary history, critical theory, and language and rhetoric.
Contact for supervision

Jane Koustas
Professor (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Email:
jkoustas@brocku.ca Ext: 4314
Research Interests:
English-Canadian literature in translation, translation theory and practice, translation history in Canada, Quebec theatre and theatre translation.
Contact for supervision

Kevin Kee
Associate Professor (History/Digital Humanities)
Email:
 kkee@brocku.ca Ext: 5554
Research Interests:
Digital Humanities; Digital History
Limited availability for supervision

Leah Knight
Associate Professor (English Language and Literature)
Email:
lknight@brocku.ca Ext 5379
Research Interests:
Early modern English poetry and prose; book history, especially the history of reading and print culture; Anne Clifford (1590-1676).
Available for supervision

Brian Lightbody
Associate Professor (Philosophy)
Email:
blightbody@brocku.ca Ext 5313
Research Interests:
Philosophical Genealogy, Epistemology, Foucault, Nietzsche, Naturalism, Action Theory.
Available for supervision

Jack Lightstone
Professor (History)
Email:
jack.lightstone@brocku.ca Ext: 3333
Research Interests: 
Ancient Judaism; Religion; Classical History; Social Anthropology; Literature; Literary Analysis; Diaspora; Rabbis; Rhetoric; Socio-rhetorical Analysis.
Contact for supervision

Ingrid Makus
Associate Professor (Political Science)
Email:
imakus@brocku.ca Ext: 4077
Research Interests: Identity politics; Rights discourse.
Contact for supervision

Mathew R. Martin
Associate Professor (English Language and Literature)
Email:
mmartin@brocku.ca Ext: 3889
Research Interests: Early modern English literature
Available for supervision

Carol U. Merriam
Professor (Classics)
Email:
merriamc@brocku.ca Ext: 3320
Research Interests: Latin poetry of the first century BC; Elegy; Epylion; Ecphrasis; Classical Tradition.
Contact for supervision

Behnaz Mirzai
Associate Professor (History)
Email:
bmirzai@brocku.ca Ext: 5283
Research Interests: Comparative and cross-cultural studies, ethnicity, slavery, gender, and social economic and religious interactions in the Middle East.
Contact for supervision

Shannon Moore
Associate Professor (Child and Youth Studies)
Email:
smoore@brocku.ca Ext: 5396
Research Interests: Rights-based restorative justice; Critical pedagogy; Transdisciplinarity; Indigenous epistemologies; Counselling Psychology; Mental health and well-being; Community; Education systems.
Contact for supervision

Elizabeth Neswald
Associate Professor (History)
Email:
eneswald@brocku.ca Ext: 5327
Research Interests: History of science and technology since 1800; Cultural history of thermodynamics; History of nutritional physiology; Material cultures of science and technology.
Available for supervision

Joe Norris
Professor (Dramatic Arts)
Email:
jnorris@brocku.ca Ext: 3596
Research Interests: Methodologies, Arts-based Methodologies, Playbuilding, Ethnodrama, Narrative Inquiry, Autoethnography, Duoethnography, Video in research (documentary)
Contact for supervision

Olatunji Ojo
Associate Professor (History)
Email:
oojo@brocku.ca Ext: 5146
Research Interests: Slavery, ethnicity and identity formation, religion and gender, center on the history of social and economic change.
Contact for supervision

Catharine Parayre
Associate Professor (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Email:
cparayre@brocku.ca Ext: 4849
Research Interests: Representation of women in contemporary Occitan literature; questions of identity in minority literatures; landscape description; photography in literary texts; testimonies of illness in recent French texts; disfigurement in contemporary literature and the visual arts; disability in literature and the arts.
Not available for supervision

Brian E. Power
Associate Professor (Music)
Email:
bpower@brocku.ca Ext: 4306
Research Interests: Music manuscripts; Renaissance music; Medieval music; Liturgy; Performance practice; Trent Codices; fifteenth-century; Europe.
Contact for supervision

Matthew Royal
Associate Professor (Music)
Email:
mroyal@brocku.ca Ext: 5377
Research Interests: Music theory (especially theories of rhythm and temporality); Early-modern music theory (16th and 17th centuries); Music cognition; Acoustics and history of acoustics.
Contact for supervision

John A. Sainsbury
Professor Emeritus(History)
Email:
jsainsbu@brocku.ca
Research Interests: Libertinism in the long Eighteenth Century
Not available for supervision

Daniel Samson
Associate Professor (History)
Email:
dsamson@brocku.ca Ext: 3503
Research Interests: Colonial, political culture, rural, environmental
Available for supervision

Elizabeth Sauer
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; Professor (English Language and Literature)
Email:
esauer@brocku.ca Ext: 3887
Research Interests: Early Modern English Literature, Culture, and History, including Milton, civil war writers, print culture, women writers, nationalism studies, history of toleration, transatlantic writing.
Available for supervision

Hans Skott-Myhre
Associate Professor (Child and Youth Studies)
Email:
hskottmy@brocku.ca Ext: 4323
Research Interests: Philosophies of Immanence, Continental Philosophy, Post-Marxism, Subjectivity, Youth Subcultures, Critical Disability.
Available for supervision

Cristina Santos
Associate Professor (Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures)
Email:
csantos@brocku.ca Ext: 4498
Research Interests: Feminist theory; Monster theory; Re-writing of fairy tales; Contemporary women writers; Testimony and social justice/human rights; Comparative literature and film.
Contact for supervision

R. Angus K. Smith
Associate Professor (Classics)
Email:
rsmith@brocku.ca Ext: 3798
Research Interests: Mortuary archaeology and ceramic analysis in the Bronze Age Aegean.
Contact for supervision

Mark G. Spencer
Associate Professor (History)
Email:
mspencer@brocku.ca Ext: 3506
Research Interests: History of Ideas in Eighteenth-Century America and Britain.
Available for supervision

Linda Steer
Associate Professor (Visual Arts)
Email:
lsteer@brocku.ca Ext: 3821
Research Interests: History and theory of photography; photography and the avant-garde; surrealism and photography; the use of photographs in Beat literature, particularly in the collaborative work of William S Burroughs and Brion Gysin; word and image studies.
Contact for supervision

Donna Szoke
Assistant Professor (Visual Arts)
Email:
dszoke@brocku.ca Ext. 4116
Research Interests: Contemporary Art, emergent art practices, experimental animation, media art, installation art, critical theory.
Not available for supervision
 


 

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