Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism

Committees

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.

Membership:
Chris Keep (Acting Director; committee Chair)
Regna Darnell (Anthropology)
Mark Franke (Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College
Calin Mihailescu (Modern Languages & Literature)
Matthew Rowlinson (English)
Ilya Merlin (PhD rep)
Grant Dempsey (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. 

Membership:
Chris Keep (Acting Director; committee Chair)
Mary Helen McMurran (English)
Allan Pero (English)
Scott Schaffer (Sociology)
Jacob Bellone (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.

Membership:
Dean of Social Science (Chair)
Dean of Arts & Humanities
Dean of Information & Media Studies
Director of the Centre
Jan Plug (English)
Daniel Vaillancourt (French)
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.

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