Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism


Committee terms begin effective July 1.
Committees can view a copy of the Centre's Constitution here.

Graduate Studies Committee

The Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) is the governing body of the Centre. The GSC has the obligation to defend and promote the interests of the Centre, and to serve as a liaison between the Centre, its students, and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS). The GSC advises on issues relating to strategic direction and management of the Centre.

Acting Director (committee Chair)
Regna Darnell (Anthropology)
Mark Franke (Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College)
Calin Mihailescu (Modern Languages & Literature)
Antonio Calcagno (Philosophy and Religious Studies, King's University College)
Grant Dempsey (PhD rep)
Katie Grant (MA rep)

Research Committee

The Research Committee is responsible for the administration of the Centre's annual Speaker Series. This committee serves to coordinate and manage conferences, and to address other research-related issues and initiatives as they arise. 

Acting Director (committee Chair)
Mary Helen McMurran (English)
Joshua Schuster (English)
Scott Schaffer (Sociology)
Sharon Lindenburger (PhD rep)
Sarah Warren (MA rep)

Steering and Advisory Committee

Responsibilities of this committee are to promote the continued success of the Centre, and to provide advice on administrative matters and issues relating to the direction and management of the Centre.

Dean of Social Science (Chair)
Dean of Arts & Humanities
Dean of Information & Media Studies
Director of the Centre
Joel Faflak (English)
Christopher Keep (English)
Nandita Biswas Mellamphy (Political Science)
Kamran Ahmed (PhD rep)
Eric Guzzi (MA rep)

Qualifying Examination Committee

The Qualifying Exam Committee is responsible for the administration of program requirements unique to the Doctoral degree, such as Core Qualifying Examinations.

Calin Mihailescu (Modern Languages & Literature)
Jan Plug (English)
Scott Schaffer, Chair (Sociology)