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Associate Professor and Chair of Religion and Culture
Areas of Expertise: African Diaspora; African Caribbean religion; Religion and immigration; African Canadian; Religion and popular culture; Caribbean religion and culture; African-Canadians
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Areas of Expertise: Gender, class and family, especially parenting roles, infant care and childrearing; Social welfare and social policy regarding children and families; Health policy, education and care, especially regarding maternity, infants, children and adolescents; The culture of childhood and adolescence in Canada; Adolescents and popular culture in 20th century Canada; The modernization of Canadian families; Canadian families during the Great Depression; The development of industrial hygiene/occupational health programs in Canada during the 20th century.
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519 884 0710 ext.3422
Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: feminist theory; contemporary Paganism; environmental ethics; disability studies; popular culture; women and religion
519 884 0710 ext.3626
Program Coordinator, English and History (Brantford)
Areas of Expertise: Evangelical Christian popular fiction. Evangelical Christian popular culture. Evangelical Christian apocalyptic literature. Conspiratorialism in American culture.
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(519) 756-8228 ext.5838
Areas of Expertise: Canadian film and television industries; Documentary film and television; Cultural policy; Contemporary Canadian, British and American popular culture
Biography: My teaching and research interests mostly surround popular visual media with a special interest in film and television studies. I also study and/or teach cultural policy, national popular cultures, popular music studies and media history. Recent…
(519) 884-0710 ext.4150
Associate Professor, Musicology
Areas of Expertise: Art music of the twentieth century; 1920s-40s German music; Popular music; Cross-cultural influences in high art music; Medievalism in contemporary music and popular culture; Post-colonialism and music; feminism and music;
Biography: Dr. Kirsten Yri received her MA and PhD in musicology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook after completing a BMus in Music History and Literature at University of Victoria, and an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of…
519 884-0710 ext.2481
Areas of Expertise: Health and Risk Communication; Cultural Studies of Science and Medicine; Influenza in the media, historically and present; Popular Culture; Media Monintoring and Analysis; Queer media studies;
Biography: Dr. Penelope Ironstone is an interdisciplinary scholar with degrees in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A. Hons., Carleton University, 1991), Comparative Literary Studies (M.A., Carleton University, 1993), and Social & Political Thought (Ph.D.,…
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,…