New faculty members join the Humanities


Six new faculty members have joined the Faculty of Humanities this academic year.

In July, Gender Studies welcomed Assistant Professor Chase Joynt, whose research focus includes cinema and media, practice-based research and transgender studies. You can read more about the intersection of Joynt's scholarly and artistic pursuits, including his short film Framing Agnes, in our Get to Know a Researcher column.

"The UVic Gender Studies department offers an incomparable opportunity for research-creation, and I am excited to continue pursuing my hybrid art-based initiatives with such inspired faculty and students," Joynt says.

Assistant Professor Patrick Lozar, who specializes in the histories of Indigenous peoples in the North American West, joins the Department of History from the University of Washington where he completed a PhD.

Assistant Professor Katie Stockdale, whose research interests include moral psychology and feminist philosophy, joins the Department of Philosophy.

Assistant Professor Pierre-Luc Landry, whose research includes Québécois and French literature, Indigenous literature and queer theories, joins the Department of French.

And Pacific and Asian Studies welcomes two new assistant teaching professors, Mamoru Hatakeyama and Ben Pin-Yun Wang to bolster its language courses.

"We’re going to be seeing some real innovation in both our Japanese and Chinese programs—and some wonderful opportunities for our students!" Pacific and Asian Studies Chair Richard Fox says.