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.

Neil Brooks


Contact information

Email: nbrooks@huron.uwo.ca

Department

English and Cultural Studies, Huron University College

Research Areas

  • Constructions of Race in American Literature
  • The contemporary novel
  • American Literature and Social Movements
  • Literature and borders

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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.

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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