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.
- Constructions of Race in American Literature
- The contemporary novel
- American Literature and Social Movements
- Literature and borders
Assistant Professor, Political Science
- the intersections of social movements
- protest and political economy with an emphasis on psychoanalysis, gender, technology, pedagogy and resistance
- Kenya, Senegambia;
- Ecosystem health, Public health;
- Language and culture;
- Gender and migration;
- Indigenous knowledge
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.
- Philosophy of ecology
- 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
“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.
- Physical Culture & Health at Indian Residential Schools
- Qualitative Research
- Understanding 'Development' Through Sport
- Aboriginal Sport History
- Sociology of Sport
- Community Development through Qualitative Methods
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
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
- 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
"Suffer the Children: National Crisis, Affective Collectivity and the Sexualized Child." Canadian Review of American Studies 42.1 (2012): 82-104
"Testimony, Healthism and the Production of Surplus Value: The People vs. Cancer and the Spectacle of Survival." Future of Testimony Conference, 2011
- Collective and cultural memory
- Enclosure, dispossession, and primitive accumulation
- Aesthetics and politics of preservation
- History of capitalism and colonialism
- Soil cultures
- Urban Politics and Sustainability
- Feminist theory
- Political ecology
- Cultural Studies and Critical Theory
“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)
- Sound Art
- Performance and Performativity
- Curatorial Practice
- Techniques of Museums
- Failure Aesthetics
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
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.
On sabbatical until June 30, 2022
- Borders and Borderlands
- Critical Security Studies
- Science and Technology Studies
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.
Associate Professor; Chair, Women's Studies and Feminist Research
- 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
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.
- Indigenous Self-Determination
- Decolonization and Decoloniality
- Modern State Formation and Capitalism
- 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
- 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