The Centre's core faculty are derived from several departments, faculties and colleges at the university, including Anthropology, Comparative Literature, English, Film Studies, French, Information & Media Studies, Modern Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies, Philosophy & Religion at Kings' University College, and Global Studies at Huron University College.
Members of the Centre’s Core Faculty are appointed from their respective academic units within Western and Affiliated University Colleges (AUCs). Core Faculty may serve as supervisors or second readers for MA and/or PhD theses.
- Nandita Biswas-Mellamphy (Political Science)
- Tim Blackmore (Information & Media Studies)
- Janelle Blankenship (Film Studies)
- Jonathan Boulter (English)
- Steven Bruhm (English)
- Antonio Calcagno (Philosophy and Religious Studies, King's)
- Tom Carmichael (English; Dean of FIMS)
- Regna Darnell (Anthropology)
- Laurence de Looze (Modern Languages & Literatures)
- Nick Dyer-Witheford (Information & Media Studies)
- Joel Faflak (English)
- Helen Fielding (Philosophy, Women's Studies)
- Mark F. N. Franke (Centre for Global Studies, Huron)
- Michael Gardiner (Sociology)
- Christopher Keep (English)
- Stephen G. Lofts (Philosophy and Religious Studies, King's)
- Mary Helen McMurran (English)
- Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu (Modern Languages & Literatures)
- Allan Pero (English)
- Jan Plug (English)
- Anthony Purdy (French)
- Tilottama Rajan (English; Canada Research Chair)
- Christine Roulston (French)
- Matthew Rowlinson (English)
- Scott Schaffer (Sociology)
- Verónica Schild (Political Science)
- Joshua Schuster (English)
- Peter Schwenger (Resident Fellow)
- Sharon Sliwinski (Information & Media Studies)
- Daniel Vaillancourt (French)
Non-core faculty frequently teach courses at the Centre; however in order to supervise a thesis, core membership is necessary.
The following themes are indicative of the teaching interests and strengths of the Centre:
Social and Political Thought
Linguistics and Rhetorical Theory
18th & 19th Century Philosophy and History of Thought
Additional research areas include Biopolitics and Governmentality; Feminist Theory; Historiography; Post-Colonial Theory; Disciplines Y (Inter)disciplinarity; Aesthetics; Media Theory; Cultural Studies; Queer Theory; Critical Race Theory; Gender Studies; Disability Studies; and Organizations of Knowledge.
This list is by no means exhaustive, and reflects the teaching/research strengths and interests of our present faculty. Core faculty move in and out of certain areas of theory, and courses offered at the Centre reflect faculty research interests and their intersections with various areas of theory.
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