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Being a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.


Waterloo Campus

Sandra Annett
Associate Professor

  • Digital and new media
  • Japanese popular culture
  • World animation
  • Fan studies

Andrea Austin
Associate Professor

  • Cybercultures
  • Narrative theory
  • Gender theory

Katherine Bell
Assistant Professor

  • Youth culture
  • Children’s literature and participatory culture
  • Narrative ethics
  • The Canadian bildungsroman
  • Atlantic Canadian YA literature

Jing Jing Chang
Graduate Co-ordinator
Assistant Professor

  • East Asian cinema
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Cold War culture

Maria DiCenzo
Professor

  • Feminist media history
  • Interwar feminist movement
  • 20th-century British theatre

Tamas Dobozy
Professor

  • Music and utopia
  • Post-structuralism
  • Short story
  • Creative writing

Philippa Gates
Professor
Program Coordinator/Advisor, Film Studies

  • Classical and New Hollywood film
  • Gender and genre
  • Film history

Madelaine Hron
Associate Professor

  • Human rights
  • African postcolonial literature
  • Immigration
  • Trauma and healing

Jenny Kerber
Assistant Professor

  • Canadian literature
  • Environmental literature and criticism
  • Border studies
  • Indigenous literature

Russell Kilbourn
Associate Professor

  • Memory studies
  • Art film
  • Adaptation
  • W.G. Sebald
  • European cinema

Tanis MacDonald
Associate Professor

  • Canadian poetry
  • Feminist theory
  • Canadian history and culture

Mariam Pirbhai
Associate Professor   

  • Postcolonial literature and theory
  • Postcolonial women’s writing
  • Caribbean literature
  • South Asian literature
  • Diaspora
  • Multicultural and minority writing

Markus Poetzsch
Associate Professor
Undergraduate Advisor, English

  • British Romantic literature
  • Aesthetics
  • Pedestrianism
  • Ecocriticism

Lynn Shakinovsky
Associate Professor

  • Victorian literature and culture
  • 19th- and 20th-century American literature
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Religion and ethics

Katherine Spring
Associate Professor

  • Film sound and music
  • American film history
  • Theories of narrative and narration
  • Hong Kong cinema

Eleanor Ty
Professor

  • Asian North American literature and film
  • 18th-century fiction
  • Diaspora, ethnicity and gender

Robin Waugh
Professor
Chair, Department of English and Film Studies

  • Old and Middle English
  • Medieval studies
  • Literary theory

Brantford Campus

Kathryn Carter
Associate Professor
Associate Vice-President: Teaching and Learning (Acting)

  • 19th-century Canadian literature
  • Women’s diaries
  • Life writing

Ian MacRae
Associate Professor

  • Canadian poetry
  • Biophilia and pedagogy
  • Forms of representation in/of the Canadian Arctic

Kenneth Paradis
Associate Professor
Program Coordinator, English

  • Modern and contemporary American literature
  • Popular culture
  • Evangelical and apocalyptic fiction

Lisa Wood
Associate Professor

  • Fiction of the Romantic period
  • Children’s literature, video games and pop culture
  • Women’s literature

Contact Us:

Jing Jing Chang, Graduate Coordinator

E: jchang@wlu.ca
T: 519.884.0710 x3151

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