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Philippa Gates

Professor, Film Studies

Areas of Expertise: Classical Hollywood; New Hollywood; Gender studies; Genre studies; Cultural studies; Film History

Biography: Selected Publications …

519-884-0710 ext.2476

Vladimir Kitaev

Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Graduate Advisor, Chemistry and Biochemistry

Areas of Expertise: Nanoparticles: synthesis and optical properties; Metal Nanoparticles: gold and silver, shape and size selection Colloidal particles: synthesis, stability, monodispersity; Self-assembly: polymer, colloids; Nanocomposites: core-shell particles, metallodielectrics Polymers: liquid crystals, thin films, rheology, tribology

Biography: I joined Chemistry Department in July of 2004 as a Materials Chemist. I received my Master degree working with polymer liquid crystals under the supervision of Prof. Valery P. Shibaev at Moscow State University. During my Ph.D., I studied polymer and…

519-884-0710 ext.3643

Ute Lischke

Professor and Chair, English and Film Studies

Areas of Expertise: Contemporary German culture; German film; European film; German literature; Business German

519-884-0710 ext.3607

Milo Sweedler

Associate Professor, French and Cultural Analysis & Social Theory, Academic Advisor for Languages & Literatures

Areas of Expertise: Political Theory; Continental Philosophy; The French Avant-Garde; Modern French Literature; French Film

Biography: Milo Sweedler studied English and comparative literature at Binghamton University before moving to Paris, where he studied in the Texte, Imaginaire, Société program at the Université de Paris VIII. He completed his PhD in French at Emory University under…

(519) 884-0710 ext. 3002

Paul Heyer


Areas of Expertise: Media history (film, radio, television); The Titanic disaster; Orson Welles; Media representation of island survivor stories: Robinson Crusoe to Lost

519.884.1970 ext.2360

M. Carl Simpson

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: philosophy of art; aesthetics; film and photography; philosophy of technology; technology and society


Peter Urquhart

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Advisor

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

Madelaine Hron

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Literature by Immigrants; Rwanda; Human Rights in Literature and Film; African Literature; Czech Literature

(519) 884-0710 ext.2949

Russell Kilbourn

Associate Professor and Film Studies Coordinator/Undergraduate Advisor

Areas of Expertise: Memory Studies; Film Theory; The (contemporary) Art Film; Adaptation; Literature and Film W.G. Sebald’s Prose Texts

Biography: Books authored/co-edited: …

(519) 884-0710 ext.2380

Katherine Spring

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Film sound and music American film history Hong Kong cinema Theories of film narrative

519-884-0710 ext.4149

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