Participating Faculty

Name Area Contact

Allan Antliff
PhD (Delaware)
History in Art

Modernism in the United States and Europe, anarchist studies, contemporary art, critical art, critical theory, the history of anarchism

Michael Asch
Emeritus
PhD (Columbia)
Department of Anthropology

Anthropological theory; Western conceptualizations of indigenous peoples; political relations between Indigenous peoples and Canada; Canadian jurisprudence; relational ontology in Indigenous and Western political thought

Nina Belmonte
PhD (Stony Brook)
Department of Philosophy

History of Philosophy, Philosophy and Literature, 19th Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy and Film

Gregory Blue
Emeritus
PhD (Cambridge)
Department of History

World history; intellectual/cultural history; Sino-Western relations; comparative colonialism and decolonisation; North-South relations; history of science

Neilesh Bose
PhD (Tufts)
Department of History

Social theory, modern South Asia, historiography, post-colonialism, biography, performance studies, collective memory, nationalisms, political theology, religion, world systems, cultural studies, aesthetics, power

Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier
PhD (University of Manchester)
Department of Anthropology

Visual culture, sound, creative practices, digital media, infrastructure, Cuba, Canada

William K. Carroll
PhD (York)
Department of Sociology

Political economy; social movement theory; Marxist theory

Hélène Cazes
PhD (Université Paris-Ouest Nanterre)
Department of French

Renaissance Literature (French, Italian, Latin), Humanism and Humanities, Republic of Letters, Friendship, History of Medicine, History of the Book, History of Childhood, Editorial Mediations

Rachel Cleves
PhD (Berkley)
Department of History

Early American history, 1750-1850, with a focus on the histories of gender, sexuality, and violence

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Rita Dhamoon 
on extended leave
PhD (UBC)
Department of Political Science

Identity/difference politics and power, multicultural policies and theories, culture, nation-building, gender politics and feminism, intersectionality, critical race, post-colonial and anti-colonial politics, citizenship and democratic politics, Canadian politics

Aaron Devor
PhD (Washington)
Department of Sociology

Gender, human sexuality, transgender themes

Avigail Eisenberg
PhD (Queen's)
Department of Political Science

Democratic theory, political pluralism, group authority and dissent. 

Emile Fromet de Rosnay
PhD (Queen's)
Department of French

CSPT Director July 1, 2016 - June 30th, 2019

French and Francophone culture; literature, cinema; aesthetics; intermediality/hypermediality; critical theory; experimental theory

Steve Garlick
PhD (CUNY Graduate Center)
Department of Sociology

Critical social theory; new materialisms; masculinity studies; sexuality and bodies; science and technology studies

Simon Glezos
PhD (Johns Hopkins)
Department of Political Science

Continental thinkers of the 19th and 20th century, including Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, Michel Foucault, Paul Virilio, Antonio Negri, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Joseph Schumpeter, Henri Bergson, Friedrich Nietzsche, Karl Marx, and Immanuel Kant

Chris Goto-Jones
PhD (Oxford)
Department of Philosophy

Comparative philosophy; Asian philosophy, Political philosophy, Ethics, Embodiment, Philosophy of mind, Philosophical practice, Digital and visual philosophy

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Sean Hier
PhD (McMaster)
Department of Sociology

Surveillance; moral regulation and moral panic; risk sociology; race and racism; media; intellectual exclusion

Arthur Kroker
PhD (McMaster)
Department of Political Science

Technology; culture and theory; contemporary French and German political theory; Canadian political and social thought; ethics and biotechnology

John Lutz
PhD (Ottawa)
Department of History

Canadian. History of Indigenous Settler relations and more broadly the history of the creation and interaction of different racial groups in the Pacific Northwest.  I am also interested in the use of digital tools to research, teach and display history

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Warren Magnusson 
Emeritus
D.Phil (Oxford)
Department of Political Science

The political theory of the urban, the local, and the global; sovereignty and governmentality; social movements and critical practice; political ontology

Martha McMahon
PhD (McMaster)
Department of Sociology

Qualitative methods; feminist theory; ecological Feminism; women organic farmers

Allan Mitchell
PhD (Dalhousie)
Department of English

A Medievalist whose work crosses disciplines and subjects (e.g., rhetoric, ethics, ecologies) with a focus on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries

Elena Pnevmonidou
PhD (McGill)
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

Research focuses on the intersection between romantic aesthetic theory and romantic conceptualizations of the other, be it the other gender or the cultural other, such as the Orient

Reuben Rose-Redwood
PhD (Penn State)
Department of Geography

Critical urban theory; cultural landscape studies; governmentality, space, and calculation; memory, culture, and the politics of place-making; geographies of performativity; history of geographical thought

Stephen Ross
PhD (Queen's)
Department of English

Modern British literature; critical theory, especially Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism and deconstruction; spectrality studies; youth culture

James Rowe
PhD (UC Santa Cruz)
School of Environmental Studies

Political ecology, political theory and international political economy

Daromir Rudnyckyj
PhD (UC Berkeley)
Department of Anthropology

Social theory, anthropology of knowledge; liberalism and neoliberalism; finance; socio-technics of money; globalization; the state; colonialism and counter-coloniality; religion; development; Islam

Jenterey Sayers
PhD (Washington)
Department of English

Comparative media studies, science and technology studies, labour studies, speculative fiction, experimental prototyping, and computational culture

Karena Shaw
PhD (Johns Hopkins)
School of Environmental Studies

Environmental, feminist and indigenous politics; Contemporary political theory; the changing character of local, global and marginal political action

Lincoln Shlensky
PhD (UC Berkeley)
Department of English

Postcolonialism; Caribbean literature; Jewish and Middle Eastern Studies; diasporas

Nicole Shukin
PhD (Alberta)
Department of English

Biopolitics across species lines; decolonial and diasporic literatures and cultures (in Canada); cultural studies; environmental and energy humanities

Heidi Stark
PhD (Minnesota)
Department of Political Science

Indigenous comparative politics, Native diplomacy & treaty and Aboriginal rights

Simon Springer
PhD (UBC)
Department of Geography

Anarchism; Cambodia; critical theory; discourse studies; neoliberalism; postcolonial and poststructural studies; radical geography; social justice; Southeast Asia; sovereignty; violence

Megan Swift
PhD (Toronto)
Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies

Russian modernism and post-modernism; Soviet and post-Soviet cultural history; children’s literature and book art; Russian Formalism; Bakhtin

James Tully
Emeritus
PhD (Cambridge)
Department of Political Science

Political philosophy; history of political philosophy; Canadian political theory; constitutional theory

Peyman Vahabzadeh
PhD (SFU)
CSPT Director (2013-2016)
Department of Sociology

Classical and contemporary social theory; phenomenology; deconstruction; social movements; exile; violence and nonviolence; Iranian studies; poetry

Elizabeth Vibert
D.Phil (Oxford)
Department of History

Modern history; colonial identities; colonial gender and race relations; colonial travel literatures

R.B.J (Rob) Walker
PhD (Queen's)
Department of Political Science

Sovereignty and subjectivity; theories of modernity; exceptionalism; ideology and culture; international political theory; concepts of space and time in political thought