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Full Professor, Sociology and MA CAST
Areas of Expertise: Sociology of medicine; Sociology of sexualities; gender studies; Cultural theory; Feminist theory
Biography: Academic Interests: sexuality and queer theory, feminist thought; qualitative health research and law related to sexuality and health. I have recently expanded my interests in intersex to other forms of bodily diversity and have begun a long-term project…
Associate Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor, English
Areas of Expertise: Queer Caribbean Studies; Queer Theory; Gay and Lesbian Studies; Caribbean Literature; Postcolonial Studies; Cultural Theory; Pornography Studies (Historical and Contemporary); Medieval Literatures and Cultures
Biography: I first came to Laurier Brantford in 2005, fresh out of graduate school, and immediately found a home here. I was tenured in 2009, and appointed Associate Dean in July of 2013. I teach both in English and in the MA program in Cultural Analysis and Social…
Contract Academic Faculty
Areas of Expertise: Film, Media, and Cultural Theory; Subjectivity and Identity; Marxist cultural theory; Psychoanalysis; Popular Culture and Consumer Society; Postmodernism and Visual Culture;and, Post-Structuralism.
Biography: Matthew Flisfeder is a film, media, and cultural theorist, and the author of The Symbolic, The Sublime, and Slavoj Zizek's Theory of Film (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012). His research and teaching interests include Western Marxism and Critical Theory,…