Associate Faculty

Associate Faculty are derived from several departments, faculties and colleges at Western University. Associate Faculty may serve as 2nd readers on MA and/or PhD theses provided they possess SGPS supervisory privileges granted through their home department.

Responsibilities connected to Associate Faculty membership may include teaching graduate courses; participating as thesis examiner; chairing MA thesis examinations.

Dan Bousfield

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Contact information

Email: dbousfie@uwo.ca

Department

Assistant Professor, Political Science

Research Areas

  •  the intersections of social movements
  •  protest and political economy with an emphasis on psychoanalysis, gender, technology, pedagogy and resistance

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Regna Darnell

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Contact information

Email: rdarnell@uwo.ca

Department

Anthropology

Research Areas

  • Kenya, Senegambia;
  • Ecosystem health, Public health;
  • Language and culture;
  • Gender and migration;
  • Indigenous knowledge

Publications

Regna Darnell, History of Method and Theory in Anthropology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2022.

Regna Darnell, History of Anthropology: A Critical Window on the Discipline in North America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2021.

Regna Darnell, Michelle Hamilton, Robert L. A. Hancock and Joshua Smith, eds. Franz Boas as Public Intellectual: Theory, Ethnography Activism. Franz Boas Papers: Documentary Edition, volume I.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2015.

Julia Harrison and Regna Darnell, eds., Historicizing Canadian Anthropology. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2006.

Regna Darnell and Frederic W. Gleach, eds. Presidential Portraits: Celebrating a Century of the American Anthropological Association. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

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Jonathan De Souza

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Contact information

Email: jdesou22@uwo.ca

Department

Don Wright Faculty of Music

Research Areas

  • Music and sound
  • Phenomenology
  • Embodiment
  • Technology/technique
  • Aesthetics

Publications

Jonathan De Souza, Benjamin Steege, and Jessica Wiskus (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of the Phenomenology of Music. Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

“Orchestra Machines, Old and New,” Organised Sound 23, no. 2 (2018): 156–66.

“Timbral Thievery: Synthesizers and Sonic Materiality,” in The Oxford Handbook of Timbre, ed. Alexander Rehding and Emily I. Dolan. Oxford University Press, 2018.

Music at Hand: Instruments, Bodies, and Cognition. Oxford University Press, 2017.

“Voice and Instrument at the Origins of Music.” Current Musicology 97 (2014): 21–36.

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Russell Duvernoy

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Contact information

Email: rduverno@uwo.ca

Department

Philosophy, King's University College

Research Areas

  • Philosophy of ecology
  • Subjectivity
  • Ecological conversion
  • Process philosophies and speculative pragmatisms (Whitehead, James and others)
  • 20th and 21st Century French Philosophy, especially Deleuze
  • Comparative philosophies of nature (Daoist, Mahayana Buddhist, world Indigenous)
  • Climate change

Publications

Affect and Attention after Deleuze and Whitehead: Ecological Attunement. New Perspectives in Ontology series at Edinburgh University Press. December 2020. 

“Life in Interregnum: Deleuze, Guattari, and Atleo” in Philosophy in the American West: A Geography of Thought, edited by Josh Hayes, Gerard Kuperus, and Brian Treanor. Routledge Press, 2020: 144-59.


“Climate Change and the Everyday: Becoming Present to Precarity.” Ethics and the Environment, December 2020, Volume 25 (2): 73-97.


“Reckoning with Jean Wahl’s ‘Poetry as Spiritual Exercise’ in Times of Duress: Translation and Commentary.” Philosophy Today, Summer 2020, Volume 64 (3): 793-807.


“Climate X or Climate Jacobin?: A Critical Exchange on our Planetary Future.” Co-Authored with Larry Busk. Radical Philosophy Review, 2020, Volume 23 (2): 175-200. DOI: 10.5840/radphilrev2019103100). 


“A Genesis of Speculative Empiricisms: Whitehead and Deleuze read Hume.” Southern Journal of Philosophy, December 2019, Volume 57 (4): 459-482.
“Deleuze, Whitehead, and the ‘Beautiful Soul.’” Deleuze and Guattari Studies, May 2019, Volume 13 (2): 163-85.
“Philosophical Criteria in Whitehead and Rorty.” Metaphilosophy, October 2017, Volume 48 (4): 762-779.
“‘Pure Experience’ and ‘Planes of Immanence’: From James to Deleuze.” Journal of Speculative Philosophy, Winter 2016, Volume 30 (4): 427-51.
“‘Concepts’ and Continuity: Onto-Epistemology in William James.” Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society, Winter 2015, Volume 51 (4): 508-30.

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Janice Forsyth

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Contact information

Email: jforsyt3@uwo.ca

Department

Sociology

Research Areas

  • Physical Culture & Health at Indian Residential Schools
  • Qualitative Research
  • Understanding 'Development' Through Sport
  • Aboriginal Sport History
  • Sociology of Sport
  • Community Development through Qualitative Methods

Publications

2017 Olympic Perspectives (ed. with Stephan Wassong and Richard Baka), Routledge

2017 "'The only good thing that happened at school': Colonising narratives of sport in the Indian School Bulletin" (with Michael Heine) British Journal of Canadian Studies 30(2):205-225

2017 "‘Welcome to the Olympic Victims Hotel’: Homelessness and the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games" (with Sophy Chan) Sport in Society

2017 "“A Rink at this School is Almost as Essential as a Classroom”: Hockey and Discipline at Pelican Lake Indian Residential School, 1945–1951" (with Braden Te Hiwi) Canadian Journal of History 52(1):80-108

2016 "Negotiating Difference: How Aboriginal Athletes in the Maritimes Brokered their Involvement in Canadian Sport" (with Vanessa Lodge-Gagné and Audrey Giles) The International Journal of the History of Sport 33(16):1943-1962

2016 "The Illusion of Inclusion: Agenda 21 and the Commodification of Indigenous Culture in Olympic Games" PUBLIC: Art | Culture | Ideas 53(Mega-Event Cities)

2016 "Truth, Reconciliation, and the Politics of the Body in Indian Residential School History" (with Evan J. Habkirk) History Matters

2015 "Make the Indian Understand his Place: Politics and the Establishment of the Tom Longboat Awards at Indian Affairs and the Amateur Athletic Union of Canada" Sport in History 35(2):241-270

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Susan M. Knabe

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Contact information

Email: sknabe@uwo.ca

Department

Associate Professor, Women's Studies and Feminist Research
Associate Professer, Associate Dean UGRD, Faculty of Information and Media Studies

Research Areas

  • Critical Theory and Cultural Studies;
  • Sexuality, Gender and Popular Culture;
  • Feminist Theory; Queer Theory;
  • Representation, Subjectivity and Embodiment, particularly in response to AIDS and the Holocaust;
  • AIDS and Cultural Production;
  • Sexuality and Citizenship (focus on race, class and ethnicity);
  • Medicalization and the Media; Media and Resistance

Publications

"Unbecoming Spaces: AIDS and Urban Apocalypse," Science Fiction Research Association Annual Conference, 2012

"Suffer the Children: National Crisis, Affective Collectivity and the Sexualized Child." Canadian Review of American Studies 42.1 (2012): 82-104

"From desire to disease: Human papillomavirus (HPV) and the medicalization of nascent female sexuality." Journal of Sex Research, 49.4 (2012): 344-352

"Testimony, Healthism and the Production of Surplus Value: The People vs. Cancer and the Spectacle of Survival." Future of Testimony Conference, 2011

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Katherine Lawless

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Contact information

Email: klawles@huron.uwo.ca

Department

Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College

Research Areas

  • Collective and cultural memory 
  • Enclosure, dispossession, and primitive accumulation
  • Aesthetics and politics of preservation
  • History of capitalism and colonialism
  • Relationality
  • Soil cultures
  • Urban Politics and Sustainability
  • Feminist theory
  • Political ecology
  • Cultural Studies and Critical Theory

Publications

“Mapping the Atomic Unconscious: Postcolonial Capital in Nuclear Glow.” Mediations 32, no.1 (Spring): 41-54.  2018

“The Future of Plasticity: An Interview with Catherine Malabou.” Chiasma: A Site for Thought 3 (3): 99-108.  2016

“Trauma, Memory and the Matter of Historical Violence: The Controversial Case of Four Photographs from Auschwitz.” American Imago. (Refereed; 2014)

“Down the Rabbit Hole: Five Theses on the Subject of Retreat in the Time of Global Capital.” PUBLIC: Art/ Culture/ Ideas (2014)

“Unrecyclable Times: The Traumatic Topographies of Global Capitalism in W.G. Sebald’s Austerlitz.” The Word Hoard, 1.2, 2013: 94-108. (Invited)

“(Re)Circulating Foreign Bodies: Richard Fung’s Sea in the Blood.” Feminist Media Studies, 12.1, 2012: 119-132. (Refereed)

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Christof Migone

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Contact information

Email: cmigone@uwo.ca

Department

Visual Arts

Research Areas

  • Sound Art
  • Performance and Performativity
  • Conceptualisms
  • Curatorial Practice
  • Techniques of Museums
  • Failure Aesthetics

Publications

2017 "Door to Door to Door", essay for Urban Encounters, eds. Martha Radice and Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, McGill-Queen's Press; 25 pages.

2017 "Hit, Hit Maker, Hit Parade", artist pages for the Performance Art and the Public Sphere anthology, ed. Ana Pais, Lisbon: Orfeu Negro; 7 pages.

2016 "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhe: Silence and Sound in Performance", essay for More Caught in the Act, eds. Johanna Householder and Tanya Mars, YYZ Books; 20 pages.

2016 "With: Alexandre St-Onge's Cosmo-Touch", essay for Alexandre St-Onge catalog, Québec City: Avatar; 20 pages.

2015 "Heard and Misheard Notes" for Volumes, eds. Martin Arnold & Christof Migone, Blackwood Gallery; 15 pages.

2014 “Sans Sourdines”, in Home Sweet Home, à propos de l’inquiétude, Montréal: Dazibao; 18 pages.

2014 "Foursome", Beckett and Musicality, eds. Sara Jane Bailes and Nicholas Till, Ashgate; 17 pages.

2012 Migone, Christof. Sonic Somatic: Performances of the Unsound Body. Berlin: Errant Bodies Press; 282 pages.

2011 Migone, Christof. The Rise and Fall of the Sounds and Silences from Mars. Toronto: Parasitic Ventures Press; 182 pages.

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Benjamin Muller

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Contact information

Email: bmuller@uwo.ca

Department

Political Science at King's University College

 

On sabbatical until June 30, 2022

Research Areas

  •  Borders and Borderlands
  • Critical Security Studies
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Identity
  • Biometrics
  • Surveillance
  • Sovereignty
  • Architecture
  • Postcolonialism

Publications

Forthcoming, Muller, B. and Mutlu, C., eds., Architectures of Security: Design, Control, Space (Rowman & Littlefield, 2020).

Abboud, S. and Muller, B., Rethinking Hizballah: Legitimacy, Authority, Violence (Ashgate, 2012).

Muller, B., Security, Risk and the Biometric State: Governing Borders and Bodies (London: Routledge, 2010).

Co-authored with Cooke, T., de Larrinaga, M., Frowd, P., Iossifova, D., Johannes, D., Mutlu, C., Nowek, A., “Ferocious Architecture: Sovereign Spaces/Places by Design,” International Political Sociology, Vol 10, No. 1 (2016): 75-96.

with Samer Abboud, ‘Geopolitics, insecurity and neo-colonial exceptionalism: A critical appraisal of the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon,” Security Dialogue, 2013, vol. 44, no. 5-6 (2013): 467-484

with Samer Abboud, ‘Hezbollah and the Syrian Crisis,” Near East Quarterly December 2012: 1-8.

“Biometric Borders,” in Mitchell, K., Jones, R., Fluri, J. L., eds., Handbook on Critical Geographies of Migration, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, pp. 69-78.

“The Day the Border Died? The Canadian Border as Checkpoint in an Age of Hemispheric Security & Surveillance,” in Walby, K., Lippert, R., Warren, I., Palmer, D., eds., National Security, Surveillance and Terror: Canada and Australia in Comparative Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), 297-318.

“Technology” in R. Shindo and A. Ni Mhurchu, eds., Critical Imaginations in IR (New York: Routledge, 2016), pp. 229-245.

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Wendy Pearson

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Contact information

Email: wpearson@uwo.ca

Departments

Associate Professor; Chair, Women's Studies and Feminist Research

Research Areas

  • Gender and sexuality studies, including queer theory, feminist theory and critical race theory;
  • Cultural studies;
  • Indigenous film and media;
  • contemporary queer Canadian culture, including Canadian cinema, Canadian popular culture, and Canadian literature;
  • science fiction and sf history

Publications

Pearson, Wendy, Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger, eds. Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction. Liverpool UP, 2008. Issued in paperback, October 2010.

Pearson, Wendy and Susan Knabe. Zero Patience. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2011.

Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film and Media in an International Context. Ed. Wendy Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2014.

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Lucas Savino

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Contact information

Email: lsavino2@uwo.ca

Department

Centre for Global Studies, Huron University College

On sabbatical

Research Areas

  • Indigenous Self-Determination
  • Decolonization and Decoloniality
  • Modern State Formation and Capitalism

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Christine Sprengler

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Contact information

Email: csprengl@uwo.ca

Department

Visual Arts

Research Areas

  • cinematic installation art
  • new media art and the relationships between cinema and the visual arts
  • Cultural memory and nostalgia in visual culture
  • representations of history in contemporary (British and American) cinema and television

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Matt Stahl

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Contact information

Email: mstahl@uwo.ca

Department

Information & Media Studies

Research Areas

  •  Creative/cultural/artistic labour and property
  • Labour theory of value and the “new reading of Marx”
  • Popular music and the recorded music industries
  • Genealogy of the recording contract
  • Race, royalties, and intellectual property
  • Law as constitutive to modern social practice
  • History and prehistory of capitalism
  • Debt, austerity, and the media
  • Subjectivity, affect, emotion (e.g. the “production of subjectivity”)
  • Digitalization and reorganization of music business models
  • Social and political theory

Publications

Unfree Masters: Recording Artists and the Politics of Work (Duke, 2013)











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