More than 200 Master's and Doctoral students have successfully completed the programs of Theory and Criticism since its inception in 1990. A listing of all graduates and thesis titles can be found here.
Dustin Atlas (MA 2005): tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Jewish Studies at Queen's University.
Mary Bunch (MA 2002, PhD 2010): Assistant Professor In Cinema and Media Arts; Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Vision, Disability and the Arts - School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, York University.
Jonathan Fardy (PhD 2014): tenure-track appointment in Art History at Idaho State University.
Kate Lawless (PhD 2014): tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor in the Centre for Global Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Huron University College.
Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning (MA 2005, PhD 2017) tenure-track appointment in Philosophy and the Cultural Studies Program; Queens National Scholar in Philosophy, Queens University.
Svitlana Matviyenko (PhD 2015), tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor, Critical Media Analysis, Simon Fraser University.
John Vanderheide (MA 2002, PhD 2011): tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at Huron University College.
Jakub Zdebik (MA 2002, PhD 2007): tenure-track Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Ottawa.
Emanuele Leonardi (PhD 2012) holds a research fellowship at the Centro de Estudos Sociais of the University of Coimbra, Portugal.
Jarrad Reddekop (PhD 2014) is associate Fellow at the University of Victoria's Centre for Studies in Religion and Society.
Benjamin Woodard (PhD 2015), is holding a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Institut für Philosophie und Kunstwissenschaft at Leuphana University in Luneburg, Germany.
Past Graduates - Where are they now?
Mark Asberg (MA 1999; PhD, 2008), Librarian in Calgary
Tim August (MA 2006), Asst. Prof. of Comparative Literature, SUNY-Stony Brook
Brock Baines (MA 2009), Doctoral student in Philosophy at the University of Oregon
Scott Bakker (MA 1997), Novelist, London ON
Nandita Biswas (MA 1996; PhD Toronto), Assoc. Prof. of Political Science, UWO
Keith Bresnahan (MA 2000; PhD York) Assoc. Prof. at OCAD
Brett Buchanan (MA 1999; PhD, De Paul), Assoc. Prof. of Philosophy and Director, School of the Environment, Laurentian Univ.
Christopher Bundock (MA 2005; PhD UWO), Visiting Asst. Prof., Huron University College
Andrew Case (MA 2018), Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Fiona Coll (MA 2004), PhD Toronto, Asst. Prof. of English SUNY-Oswego
Shea Coulson (MA 2005), lawyer, Vancouver
Jason D'Aoust (PhD 2013), Affiliate Scholar at Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH; Administrative Director of Opera Cares Foundation, Montréal; Administrative Director of Sharon Azrieli Foundation for the Arts, Montréal; Founding Member, President, General Director of Ensemble Poiesis, Montréal
Andrea (Dumbrell) Charise (MA 2005; PhD Toronto), Asst. Prof. English and Interdisciplinary Centre for Health & Society (ICHS), University of Toronto Scarborough; Asst. Prof., Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine; Director, SCOPE: The Health Humanities Learning Lab
Robert Diab (MA 1995; LL.B., LL.M., PhD (UBC)), Law Professor, Thomson Rivers
Jason Dockstader (MA 2005; PhD 2009), Lecturer in Philosophy at Cork Univ., Ireland
Kane Faucher (PhD 2010), Asst. Prof., sessional, FIMS, UWO
Ariel Fuenzalida (PhD 2009), Part-time Professor at the School of Sociological and Anthropological Studies, University of Ottawa; Contract Instructor for the Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, Carleton University.
Amanda Grzyb (MA 1996; PhD Duke), Assoc. Prof., FIMS, UWO
Gordon Hughes (MA 1996; PhD Princeton), Mellon Asst. Prof. of Art History, Rice University
Mark Jull (PhD 2012), Lecturer, Dept. of Sociology, UWO
Lila Knighton (MA 2004), Private practitioner of clinical social work/ psychotherapist, Toronto and Hamilton
Josh Lambier (MA 2005) Director Public Humanities at Western
Christopher Langlois (PhD 2014), Adjunct Lecturer of English, Department of English, Concordia University.
Nathaniel Leach (MA 1999; PhD UWO), Assoc. Prof. and Chair of English Dept., Cape Breton Univ.
Dolleen Manning (MA 2005, PhD 2017), working at the IICSI-associated Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas (IPLAI) at McGill University.
Gerald McKinley (MA 2008), Adjunct Assistant Professor, Anthropology Dept., UWO
Claudie Massicotte (PhD 2013), Assistant Professor of Literary Theory and Criticism in English and Director of Interdisciplinary Studies at Young Harris College in Georgia, US.
Colin MacPherson (MA 1998), Chief, Dept. of Psychiatry, Quinte Health Care, Belleville
Cristian Melchiorre (MA 2003; PhD 2010), Licensed Psychoanalyst, Ottawa ON
Jonathan Murphy (MA 2004; PhD SUNY-Buffalo), Asst. Professor of English, Texas A & M International Univ.
Kimberley Olynyk (MA 1999), lecturer at Univ. of Winnipeg, Centre for Academic Writing and Dept. of English
David Patrick (MA 2001), General Practitioner, Guelph
Andrew Pendakis (MA 2003; PhD, McMaster), Asst. Prof. of English, Brock Univ.
James Penney (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow 2002), Full Professor of Cultural Studies and French at Trent University
Laura Penny (MA 1998; PhD SUNY Buffalo), Writer and Asst. Professor, sessional, Univ. of King’s College, Halifax
Jeremy Proulx (MA 2004; PhD McMaster), Lecturer in Philosophy, Eastern Michigan University
John Sawicki (MA 1997), Editor, Irwin Law Inc.
Stephen Schryer (MA 1999; PhD, UC-Irvine), Assoc. Prof. of English at UNB
Andrea Schwam (MA 2002), Coordonatrice Pedagogique at Monceau Langues, Paris
Adrian Sinclair (MA 2008), Instructor at CITYSTUDIO, Vancouver; Dir. of Engagement at Transformation Projects Inc.
Surti Singh (MA 2002; PhD De Paul), Asst. Prof. of Philosophy, American Univ. of Cairo
Heather Snell (MA 2000; PhD UWO), Assoc. Prof. of English, Univ., of Winnipeg
Kevin Spencer (MA 2009), Professor in the Dept. of English Language and Literature at Korea University; Ph.D. candidate in Dept. of English at Duke University
Leonard Stan (SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, 2008-10), Asst. Prof., Dept. of Humanities, York University
Graeme Stout (MA 2000), Senior Lecturer and Film Studies Coordinator, Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comp. Lit., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Dorian Stuber (MA 1999; PhD Cornell), Assoc. Prof. of English, Hendrix College
Grant Stirling (MA 1992; PhD York), Chief Development Officer, Sick Kids Foundation
Joshua Synenko (MA 2007), Assistant Professor (LTA) in Cultural Studies at Trent University
Imre Szeman (MA 1992; PhD Duke), CRC Dept. of English, U. of Alberta
Sarah Trimble (MA 2007; PhD McMaster), Assistant Professor, Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto
Tyler Evans-Tokaryk (MA 1996; PhD UWO), Associate Professor, Teaching Stream; Director, Robert Gillespie Academic Skills Centre; University of Toronto Mississauga
Inna Viriasova (PhD 2013), Lecturer, Department of Politics, Acadia University