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Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Okanagan Campus
1148 Research Road
Kelowna, BC Canada
V1V 1V7

Email: fccs.ubco@ubc.ca
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Sakiru Adebayo | Assistant Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | sakiru.adebayo@ubc.ca | CCS 169
Research Interests: African and African Diaspora Literature, Postcolonial Studies, Trauma and Memory Studies
Courses & Teaching: African and African Diaspora Literature
Ramine Adl | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, French | ramine.adl@ubc.ca | 250.807.9343 | CCS 342
Research Interests: Use of technology in the classroom; blended teaching and learning; scholarship of teaching and learning
Courses & Teaching: French language at all levels; grammar and composition; medieval and Renaissance French literature
Maria Alexopoulos | Lecturer | Cultural Studies, English and Cultural Studies, English | maria.alexopoulos@ubc.ca | 250.807.9057 | CCS 351A
Courses & Teaching: CULT 101 Cultural Studies Practices; ENGL 309/CULT 371 Modern Critical Theory and Interdisciplinary Methods
Matthew Allen | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | allen39@mail.ubc.ca | FIP 322
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 150: Introduction to Literary Genre
Angela Andersen | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies | angela.andersen@ubc.ca | Teaching remotely
Research Interests: Art and architecture of the Islamic world; vernacular and quotidian architecture; minority and marginalized Islamic communities; inter- and intra-religious interactions; architecture, art and human rights; oral history theory and collection
Courses & Teaching: ART 370-001: Story and Image Across the Islamic World
Sheila Andrulevich | Assistant to the Department Head | Languages and World Literatures | sandrule@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.9399 | CCS 323
Anderson Araujo | Department Head | Languages and World Literatures, English, World Literatures | anderson.araujo@ubc.ca | 250.807.9589 | CCS 365

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Transnational modernism; First World War poetry, 20th-century British and Irish literature; modernism and transatlantic modernism; peace and war studies; aesthetics.
Courses & Teaching: English, Modernist literature, Twentieth-Century British and Irish literature, and World Literature
Bobbette Armstrong-Paisley | Assistant to the Dean | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | bobbette.armstrong-paisley@ubc.ca | 250.807.8367 | CCS 323
Lindsay Balfour | Sessional Lecturer | English and Cultural Studies | lindsay.balfour@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Literature and cultural studies; theory; hospitality; technology and intimacy; artificial intelligence, digital memory and culture; migrancy and geopolitics; community-engaged learning; media studies; visual culture; social justice and activism; public policy; globalization and resistance; intersectional feminism; pedagogy.
Courses & Teaching: First-year English
Mariel Jeanne Belanger | Creative Studies | mariel.belanger@ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: THTR 302
Robert Belton | Dean Emeritus | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | robert.belton@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Art theory, criticism, and historiography; modern and contemporary European and North American art and architecture; cognitive science and art; film and cultural studies; experimental music
Courses & Teaching: Art History & Visual Culture; Music
Martin Blum | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, German | martin.blum@ubc.ca | 250.807.9362 | CCS 378
Research Interests: Medieval and Renaissance studies; short narrative genres; German language and culture.
Courses & Teaching: German; English
Jessica Bradford | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | jesbrad@mail.ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: CRWR 250: Workshop in Creative Writing: Screenwriting
Frances Brouse | Dean's Office Administrator & Property Manager | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | frances.brouse@ubc.ca | 250.807.9761 | CCS 323
Neil Cadger | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Theatre | neil.cadger@ubc.ca | 250.807.9349 | CCS 167
Research Interests: Object theatre, puppetry, theatrical masks, live installations, dance/theatre.
Courses & Teaching: Theatre
Myron Campbell | Associate Professor of Teaching | Creative Studies, Media Studies, Visual Arts | myron.campbell@ubc.ca | 250.807.8011 | CCS 161
Research Interests: Visual art, media arts, interactive installation; screen-based interactive animation; traditional & digital media arts; digital design.
Courses & Teaching: Visual Art; Media Studies, Digital Media
Chanda Carey (On Leave) | Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track | Creative Studies, Art History | chanda.carey@ubc.ca | 250.807.9058 | CCS 347
Research Interests: Global Contemporary Art History; Performance Art and its Mediation; Contemporary Art and Transculturation; Geographies of Art; Digital Humanities
Courses & Teaching: Global Contemporary Art; Performance Art in History, Theory and Practice; Eco-Art
Diana Carter | Associate Professor of Teaching | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | diana.carter@ubc.ca | 250.807.9844 | CCS 168
Research Interests: Sociolinguistics; language, gender identity and education; corpus linguistics; bilingual code-switching.
Courses & Teaching: Beginners’ Spanish I and II, Advanced Beginners’ Spanish I and II, Intermediate Spanish I and II, The Sounds of Spanish, Spanish & English in Contrast, and History of the Spanish Language.
Jodey Castricano | Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | jodey.castricano@ubc.ca | 250.807.9196 | CCS 377

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: 19th-century studies, including gothic studies and psychoanalysis (Freud/Jung); critical animal studies; ecofeminism; critical and literary theory, film and media studies; feminist and queer theory; ethics; social activism.
Courses & Teaching: English; Cultural Studies
Connor Charlesworth | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | connor.charlesworth@ubc.ca | 250.807.8913 | FIP 318
Courses & Teaching: VISA 102-001; 002, Drawing and Two-Dimensional Art Practices
Kerrie Charnley | Assistant Professor of Teaching | English and Cultural Studies | kerrie.charnley@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Indigenous Epistemologies, Indigenous Literacies, Indigenous Land/Ocean-Based Pedagogies and Praxis, Indigenous Storywork, Indigenous Literatures, Indigenous Oral Traditions, Indigenous Languages, Coast/Salish Epistemologies, Multimodal and Multi-sensory Literacies, Cognitive Maps and Geography, Rhetoric, Discourse Analysis, A/r/tography and Arts-Based Research, Writing Education, Autoethnography and Memoir, Mixed Genre Writing, Critical and Transformative Literacy Education.
Courses & Teaching: English 009: Preparation for University Writing; English 114: Studies in Composition: Aboriginal Perspectives in the spring.
Anita Chaudhuri | Assistant Professor of Teaching | English and Cultural Studies, English | anita.chaudhuri@ubc.ca | 250.807.8576 | CCS 365
Research Interests: Communication; Rhetoric and Composition; Second language writing; Critical Discourse Analysis
Courses & Teaching: Writing studies; Rhetoric and Communications
Novia Shih-Shan Chen | Sessional Instructor | Creative Studies | shihshan@mail.ubc.ca | Working remotely
Courses & Teaching: FILM 100
Kevin Chong | Assistant Professor | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | kevin.chong@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Creative writing, fiction, creative nonfiction, literary journalism, dramatic writing.
Courses & Teaching: Creative writing, novel, short story, memoir, personal essay, lyric essay, literary journalism.
Joanna Cockerline | Lecturer | English and Cultural Studies, English, Faculty of Management | joanna.cockerline@ubc.ca | 250.807.8273 | CCS 332
Research Interests: Management communications; Science and engineering communications; Interdisciplinary and intercultural communications; Creative writing; Contemporary Canadian fiction and memoir; Contemporary East African writing and cultural productions; Intersectional feminisms; Survivor narratives; and Writing that inspires social change.
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 112 Studies in Composition MGMT 240 Introduction to Management Communications Program Leader: Go Global Tanzania (2019) and Go Global East Africa (2020) ENGL 395E “Beyond Borders: Strategies for Interdisciplinary, Intercultural Communications” ENGL 395F “Writing a Place, Writing a Self: Travel Writing, Representations of East Africa, and East African Literature and Cultural Production”
Simmone Colwell (On Leave) | Assistant to the Head | Creative Studies | simmone.colwell@ubc.ca | CCS 153
Alison Conway | Professor | English and Cultural Studies, Gender and Women's Studies | alison.conway@ubc.ca | ASC 449

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Literary and cultural history of the long eighteenth century in Britain; narrative studies; and gender and sexuality theory.
Courses & Teaching: English; Gender & Women Studies
Briar Craig | Professor | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | briar.craig@ubc.ca | 250.807.9765 | CCS 165

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Popular culture; sustainable practices in printmaking; innovations in print-related media; curatorial practices; artist books
Courses & Teaching: Visual Art, Printmaking (ultra-violet screen printing; stone lithography; etching; relief printing; letterpress printing); drawing; introductory photography
Cameron Crookston | Lecturer | Cultural Studies, English and Cultural Studies | cameron.crookston@ubc.ca | CCS 350
Research Interests: Drag, LGBTQ2+ history, Queer Popular Culture, Transgender Studies
Courses & Teaching: Media and Popular Culture
Antonella De Michelis | Sessional Lecturer | Art History, Creative Studies | antonella.demichelis@ubc.ca | 250.807.8925 | FIP 322
Courses & Teaching: ARTH 395: Renaissance Europe in a Global Context ; ARTH 396: Seventeenth-Century European Art in a Global Context
Claude Desmarais | Assistant Professor (Tenure) | German, Languages and World Literatures | claude.desmarais@ubc.ca | 250.807.8635 | CCS 373
Research Interests: Autobiography, Intercultural Studies, Disability Studies, German Studies and the Environment
Courses & Teaching: German Studies/World Literature – German language, literature and culture; world literature in a comparative context, particularly in terms of autobiography; intercultural studies
John Desnoyers-Stewart | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Media Studies | desnoyej@mail.ubc.ca | Working remote
Research Interests: Mixed reality, interactive art, social connection, embodiment and tactility, pseudo-haptics, research in-the-wild.
Courses & Teaching: Media Studies: MDST 490; IGS 501C
Michael Doerksen | Studio Technician | Creative Studies | michael.doerksen@ubc.ca | CCS 128
David Doody | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | david.doody@ubc.ca | FIP 319
Research Interests: Contemporary sculpture practice;
Courses & Teaching: VISA 102/VISA 103 Drawing and Two-Dimensional Art Practices; VISA 322M/322N Advanced Practice in Sculpture; VISA 460k Community Art Practices, VISA 289 Advanced Drawing Practices; VISA 104/ VISA 105 Intro Sculpture
Aleksandra Dulic | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Media Studies, Visual Arts | aleksandra.dulic@ubc.ca | 250.807.9771 | CCS 171

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Visual art, new media, video, drawing 2D; media for social change; climate change; interactive art; experience design.
Courses & Teaching: Visual Art; Media Studies; Digital Media
Jonathan Durynek | Faculty Administrator | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | jonathan.durynek@ubc.ca | 250.807.9336 | CCS 323D
Renay Egami | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | renay.egami@ubc.ca | 250.807.9764 | CCS 164

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Contemporary Art Practices; Material Studies; Diaspora Research; Memorialization.
Courses & Teaching: Sculpture; Advanced Art Practices; MFA Graduate Colloquium.
Robert Eggleston | Associate Professor | English and Cultural Studies, English | robert.eggleston@ubc.ca | 250.807.9368 | CCS 341

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Restoration and 18th-century theatre; ideological instability in the comedies and farces of Edward Ravenscroft; theories of comedy during the late 17th century; political satire and censorship of the stage during the 1720s and 1730s.
Courses & Teaching: English
Meilan Ehlert | Sessional Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures | meilan.ehlert@ubc.ca
Research Interests: Educational sociolinguistics; multilingual literacies; plurilingualism and intercultural education; foreign language learning and teaching
Courses & Teaching: CHIN 100 Basic Chinese I; KORN 100 Basic Korean I; KORN101 Basic Korean II; WRLD 151 Introduction to Languages and Cultures – Mandarin Chinese; WRLD 152 Introduction to Languages and Cultures – Modern Korean
Lindsay Farrugia | Department Assistant | Creative Studies | lindsay.farrugia@ubc.ca | 250.807-9281 | CCS 153
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 112 Studies in Composition
Charlotte Favareille | Sessional Lecturer | French, Languages and World Literatures | charlotte.favareille@ubc.ca | CCS 370
Courses & Teaching: French
Anne Fleming | Professor | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | anne.fleming@ubc.ca | 250.807.9368 | CCS 174

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Creative writing, fiction, poetry, children’s books, stage play and screen writing.
Courses & Teaching: Creative writing, Short story, novel, experimental fiction, poetry, writing for children, playwrighting, screenwriting
Barbara Fraser | Sessional Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures | barbara.fraser@ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: SPAN 101; SPAN 102
Grisel Garcia-Perez | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | grisel.garcia-perez@ubc.ca | 250.807.9310 | CCS 376
Research Interests: Second/foreign language teaching and learning; e-learning, speech analysis, text analysis; intercultural communication and intercultural awareness.
Courses & Teaching: Spanish linguistics (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, Spanish variation), Spanish applied linguistics, Spanish-English/English-Spanish translation, Corpus linguistics.
Greg Garrard | Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies | English, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Sustainability | greg.garrard@ubc.ca | CCS 323E

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Ecocriticism; contemporary environmental writing; critical animal studies; culture and climate change; literature and science.
Courses & Teaching: English; Sustainability
Francois Gauthier | Lecturer | History, Languages and World Literatures | francois.gauthier@ubc.ca | CCS 351A
Research Interests: History of the Roman Republic; financing of the Roman army; socio-economic organization of the Roman army; political culture; taxation.
Courses & Teaching: HIST 382G The Roman Republic; HIST 382F The Roman Empire; HIST 383E The Hellenistic World from the Mediterranean to India; HIST 382H Ancient Greek Democracy; WRLD 351 The Ancient Mediterranean World in Cinema and Literature; WRLD 353 Ancient Mediterranean Science and Technology; WRLD 354 Greek and Latin Scientific Terminology.
Joanne Gervais | Media Technician | Creative Studies | joanne.gervais@ubc.ca | 250.807.8737 | CCS 228A
Monica Carolina Good | Assistant Professor of Teaching | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | monica.good@ubc.ca | 250.807.8503 | CCS 367
Research Interests: Spanish Culture and Literature; Indigenous literature; Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization (specifically for the case of Mexico); Indigenous peoples rights to court interpretation (Case of Oaxaca).
Courses & Teaching: Beginner level Spanish 101 and 102, Intermediate level Spanish 202
Christopher Gordon | Associate Professor | French, Languages and World Literatures | chris.gordon@ubc.ca | 250.807.9389 | CCS 374
Research Interests: 19th century French novels and short stories; Relationship between French literature and opera; Romanticism in art and literature; Science and technology in 18th and 19th century Europe
Courses & Teaching: French / Francophone language, literature, art, music and culture.
Suzanne Gott | Associate Professor | Art History, Creative Studies, Gender and Women's Studies | Suzanne.Gott@ubc.ca | 250.807.9671 | CCS 176

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Exploring issues of gender, comparative aesthetics, display, and performance; and in investigating continuities and/or transformations of precolonial art and aesthetics in colonial, postcolonial, and contemporary art and visual culture
Courses & Teaching: Art History & Visual Culture
Lisa Grekul | Associate Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | lisa.grekul@ubc.ca | 250.807.9347 | CCS 335

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Research Interests: Canadian literatures; minoritized Canadian literatures; diasporic literatures; postcolonial theory; Ukrainian Canadian studies.
Courses & Teaching: Readings in Narrative; Introduction to Canadian Literature; Canadian literature (regionalism, diaspora, multiculturalism, postmodernism)
George Grinnell | Associate Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | george.grinnell@ubc.ca | 250.807.9638 | CCS 332

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Critical Theory, Cultural Studies, DIY Punk Cultures, Romantic-era Literature, Medical Humanities, Migration, Biometric Technology, Romanticism and Terror
Courses & Teaching: Foundations: Interdisciplinary Theory and Methods in Literary Research, Methodologies: Critical Theory, Studies in Romanticism: Romantic Friendship
Jennifer Gustar (On Leave) | Associate Professor | Cultural Studies, English, English and Cultural Studies | jennifer.gustar@ubc.ca | 250.807.9384 | CCS 338

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Contemporary Women’s Writing; Contemporary British Literature; Black and Minority Ethnic women’s writing (UK); women’s writing from South Asia and the diaspora. Feminist and postcolonial approaches to literature.
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 462/525: Writing as Resistance: Postcolonial Women’s Fiction in the UK; ENGL 221: Foundations: Literature in Historical Context II. British Literature 19th century to the Present
Nathalie Hager | Lecturer | Art History, Creative Studies | nathalie.hager@ubc.ca | CCS 170
Courses & Teaching: Art History & Visual Culture
Claire Halston | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | chalston@mail.ubc.ca | FIP 322
Research Interests: Didactic literature, composition and rhetoric studies, intersections of power, politics, and literature.
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 112: Studies in Composition
Allison Hargreaves | Associate Professor | English and Cultural Studies, English | allison.hargreaves@ubc.ca | 250.807.8446 | CCS 331

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Indigenous literature and theory; Indigenous feminisms; settler studies; Indigenous writing in Canada; postcolonial and decolonization studies; feminist and queer theory; reconciliation; social activism.
Courses & Teaching: English
Shona Harrison | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | shona.harrison@ubc.ca | 250.807.9960 | FIP 317
Courses & Teaching: English
Cynthia Hernandez Garcia | Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | cynthia.hernandezgarcia@ubc.ca | CCS 376
Nancy Holmes | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | nancy.holmes@ubc.ca | 250.807.9369 | CCS 337

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Creative Writing: Poetry, Creative Non-Fiction & Fiction; Canadian literature; Ecopoetics; Community-based Art; Place-based art; Collaboration and interdisciplinary research methods; Sustainability; First World War poetry; Early 20th century literature for girls; Editing; Place, community, and artistic collaboration.
Courses & Teaching: All levels of Creative Writing, from first year to graduate workshops; particularly Power of Metaphor; Community Learning; interdisciplinary graduate courses, advanced poetry workshops. She supervises MFA and MA students.
Melissa Jacques | Associate Professor of Teaching | English and Cultural Studies, Community, Culture and Global Studies, English, Gender and Women's Studies | melissa.jacques@ubc.ca | 250.807.9573 | CCS 172

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Trauma theory; queer theory; popular culture (crime fiction and graphic memoir); life writing and creative non-fiction; Holocaust Studies; the scholarship of teaching and learning; narrative medicine/medical humanities
Courses & Teaching: English; composition and rhetoric; critical theory; cultural theory; popular culture; graduate studies (ENGL and IGS)
David Jefferess | Associate Professor | Cultural Studies, English, English and Cultural Studies | david.jefferess@ubc.ca | 250.807.9359 | CCS 371

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Humanitarian Discourse, including: The (White) Saviour Complex, Human Rights Narrative, Global Ethics and Race, Global Material Inter-relationships; Critical Heritage Studies; Colonialism and Decolonization
Courses & Teaching: Critical intercultural studies; (CULT 230/ENGL 224), colonialism/decolonization (CULT 340/ENGL 379; CULT/ENGL 437), and human rights discourse (CULT 346/ENGL 384).
Jelena Jovicic | Associate Professor | French, Languages and World Literatures | Jelena.Jovicic@ubc.ca | 250.807.9344 | CCS 334

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Literary theory, critical intellectual history, the epistolary genre and 19th and 20th Century literature (in France and the French Caribbean region).
Courses & Teaching: French Language; French Literature; French Culture
Kaila Kalinocka (On Leave) | Studio Technician | Creative Studies | kaila.kalinocka@ubc.ca | 250.807.9780 | CCS 128
Denise Kenney | Department Head | Creative Studies, Theatre | denise.kenney@ubc.ca | 250.807.9632 | CCS 153

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Devised Theatre, Physical Theatre, Art and Social Practice, Eco-Art, Performance Art, Interventionist Performance, Experimental and Documentary Digital Media.
Courses & Teaching: Devised Theatre, Art and Social Practice, Performance Art, Community Engagement, Improvisation, Spoken Word, Live Art and Digital Media, Film, Documentary Production, Narrative Short Film Production, Interdisciplinary Studio Practice.
Hussein Keshani (On Leave) | Associate Professor | Art History, Creative Studies | hussein.keshani@ubc.ca | 250.807.9770 | CCS 170

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Sultanate, Mughal and Late-Mughal era (Nawwabi) visual culture; Digital Islamic Art History; Interpretation in Digital Media for Botanic Gardens and Museums
Courses & Teaching: World Art History; Art Histories of the Islamic World & South Asia; Digital Humanities; World Literatures
Daniel Keyes | Associate Professor | Cultural Studies, English and Cultural Studies, English | daniel.keyes@ubc.ca | 250.807.9320 | CCS 344

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Whiteness, Anglo-Settler Identity, Okanagan, Digital Ephemerality.
Courses & Teaching: English and Cultural Studies with emphasis on film and television studies
Stacey Koosel | Sessional Lecturer | Art History, Creative Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | stacey.koosel@ubc.ca | CCS 347
Research Interests: Contemporary art history, media ecology, digital identity, philosophy of technology, digital humanities and curatorial studies. Editing, publishing and curating exhibitions.
Courses & Teaching: Contemporary Art; Performance Art
Alexandria Krause | Sessional Lecturer | English and Cultural Studies | alexandria.krause@ubc.ca | FIP 322
Courses & Teaching: First-year English
Francis Langevin | Assistant Professor of Teaching | French, Languages and World Literatures | francis.langevin@ubc.ca | 250.807.8188 | CCS 364

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Plurilingual, Pluricultural Pedagogy; Contemporary French, French Canadian & Québécois Culture, Literature & Society (régionalité); Literary Theory (Values, Narratology, Style); Inclusive Language
Courses & Teaching: Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced French; Oral communication; Translation; Contemporary French, French Canadian and Québécois Culture, Society, Literature & Film; Literary Theory; World Literatures and Intercultural Communication.
Nina Langton | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, Japanese Studies | nina.langton@ubc.ca | 250.807.9395 | CCS 333
Research Interests: Dialect and gendered language in Japanese; Computer Assisted Language Learning; manga animations, computer games, and screencasts effectiveness in teaching and learning Japanese.
Courses & Teaching: Japanese Language; Japanese Pop Culture and Film.
Sean Lawrence | Associate Professor | English and Cultural Studies, English | sean.lawrence@ubc.ca | 250.807.9415 | CCS 372

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Shakespeare; canonical literature and 20th-century French philosophy; Medieval and Renaissance studies; peace and war studies; drama and theatre studies; ethics.
Courses & Teaching: English, Shakespeare: Foundations to 1800, Thomas Malory, graduate/honours seminar on Shakespeare and political theology.
Ruthann Lee (On Leave) | Associate Professor | Cultural Studies, English and Cultural Studies | ruthann.lee@ubc.ca | 250.807.9181 | CCS 381

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Cultural Studies; Politics of Decolonization, Solidarity, and Resistance; Indigeneity, Diaspora, and Settler Colonialism; Indigenous Peoples and Asian/Korean Immigrant Relations in Canada; Feminist Art and Media Activism; Queer Masculinities and Performance
Courses & Teaching: Visual Culture and Social Activism; Gender, Race, and Popular Culture; Politics of Identity and Difference; Queer Masculinities
Eun Jee Lee | Co-op Communications Coordinator | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | eunjee.lee@ubc.ca | CCS 177
Marianne Legault | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, French | marianne.legault@ubc.ca | 250.807.9381 | CCS 375

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: 17th & 18th Century French Literature and Cultural History; Women’s literary production; Fairy Tales; Drama; Gender and Queer Studies in Early Modern France
Courses & Teaching: French Language; French Literature (17th & 18th Centuries); Fairy Tales; Comedies; Epistolary Novels
Jing Li | Sessional Lecturer | English and Cultural Studies | jing.li@ubc.ca | FIP 319
Research Interests: English for academic purposes; university writing pedagogy; public pedagogy; sociolinguistics; the intersections of languages, cultures and literacies in multilingual and multicultural contexts; non-representational ethnography
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 112 Studies in Composition; ENGL 109 Studies in Composition (Enhanced)
Jodi Lord | Assistant to the Department Head | English and Cultural Studies | jodi.lord@ubc.ca | 250.807.9659 | CCS 323
Marie Loughlin | Associate Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | marie.loughlin@ubc.ca | 250.807.9330 | CCS 340

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: 16th-century poetry and prose; early modern women’s writing; early modern drama; women’s literature; 16th and 17th-century literature; spiritual autobiography; speculative fiction; feminist and queer theory.
Courses & Teaching: English, composition and literary genre, popular literature (J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic fantasy, Arthur Conan Doyle’s ‘Sherlock Holmes’ narratives, women’s science fiction, and contemporary myth,
Oliver Lovesey | Professor | English and Cultural Studies, English | oliver.lovesey@ubc.ca | 250.807.9385 | CCS 369

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Victorian and 18th-century novel; postcolonial studies; restoration and 18th-century literature; history of the novel; cultural studies in music; postcolonial and decolonization studies; literature and medicine; social activism; African literature.
Courses & Teaching: English, Victorian Novel, 19th-Century Prose, Major Authors of the 19th Century (Oscar Wilde), 18th-Century Novel, and Introduction to Literary Genre, Grad courses George Eliot and Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o.
Patrick Lundeen | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | plunde01@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8704 | CCS 351B
Research Interests: Object based art (painting/drawing/sculpture), performance, installation, sound art, craft, video, music, improvisation, consumption/decay/garbage, masks, Dadaism, spirituality, outsider/folk art, primitivism and material culture.
Courses & Teaching: Drawing; Painting; Sculpture; Visual Art
Janet MacArthur | Associate Professor Emerita | English and Cultural Studies | janet.macarthur@ubc.ca | 250.807.9355 | CCS 375
Research Interests: Autobiography; Holocaust studies; auto/biographical discourse; peace and war studies; postcolonial and decolonization studies; digital culture, literature and medicine.
Courses & Teaching: English; Cultural Studies
Carolyn MacHardy | Associate Professor Emerita | Creative Studies | carolyn.machardy@ubc.ca | 250.807.9797 | CCS 172
Research Interests: Canadian and Modern Art History, Global Contemporary Art History, and Disability Studies and Art History.
Courses & Teaching: Art History & Visual Culture
Virginie Magnat | Associate Professor | English and Cultural Studies, Languages and World Literatures | virginie.magnat@ubc.ca | 250.807.8441 | CCS 368

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Performance Studies; Culture, Creativity and Health & Well-Being; Cultural Anthropology; Qualitative Research; Arts-Based Inquiry; Indigenous Epistemologies and Methodologies.
Courses & Teaching: Performance Studies; Qualitative Research; World Performance Traditions; Experimental and Intercultural Theatre; Physically-Based Performance Practice; Body-Voice Integration; Traditional Singing.
Shirley McDonald | Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | shirley.mcdonald@ubc.ca | contact by email to set up appointment by phone | CCS 339
Research Interests: Canadian literature; colonial history; prairie settler narratives; racial stereotypes and postcolonial studies; embodied and phenomenological approaches to life writing; composition theory and practice; scholarship on teaching and learning.
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 112: Studies in Composition; ENGL 355: Studies in Backgrounds to Literature: Special Topics: Postcolonial Readings of Canadian Settler Narratives
Emily McGiffin | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | emily.mcgiffin@ubc.ca | FIP 322
Research Interests: Environmental literature, ecopoetry, extractivism, globalization, resistance and activism, creative writing and research creation, oral literature, critical race studies, development studies, Indigenous and Canadian literature
Courses & Teaching: IGS 524 Sustainability Theme Seminar, IGS 584 Professionalization Seminar, ENGL 156 Environmental Literature, ENGL 153 Readings in Narrative, ENGL 112 Studies in Composition
Paul Milton | Associate Professor of Teaching | English and Cultural Studies, English | paul.milton@ubc.ca | 250.807.9418 | CCS 336
Research Interests: 20th-century American and Canadian fiction; literature and space; fictional treatments of suburban life; Canadian poets and literature; African-American literature.
Courses & Teaching: English
Carmen Miranda-Barrios | Sessional Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | carmen.mirandabarrios@ubc.ca | Working remotely
Courses & Teaching: First-year Spanish
Emily Murphy | Assistant Professor | English and Cultural Studies, Digital Humanities, English | emily.murphy@ubc.ca | 250.807.8073 | CCS 346

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Digital Humanities; text encoding; digital editing; actor-network theory; feminist and intersectional DH; critical and creative making; digital pedagogy; the body and digital culture; twentieth-century literature and culture; high, middlebrow, and popular modernisms; literature of the Spanish Civil War; women’s writing; adaptation and media-specificity; dance, movement, & physical culture; history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis; celebrity culture; little magazines and the slicks; life writing.
Courses & Teaching: Digital Humanities; English
Astrida Neimanis | Associate Professor | English and Cultural Studies, Gender and Women's Studies | astrida.neimanis@ubc.ca | 250.807.9185 | CCS 370

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Feminist studies (with a focus on embodiment, ecofeminisms, material feminisms and intersectionality), environmental studies (with a focus on cultural studies of water, weather and climate change, and multispecies justice), everyday militarisms, interdisciplinarity, epistemologies and non-traditional research methodologies.
Lara Netting | Sessional Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures, World Literatures | lara.netting@ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: World Literatures
Ramey Newell | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Media Studies | ramey.newell@ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: Media Studies
Mackenzie Nichol | Graduate Program and Research Support | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | mackenzie.nichol@ubc.ca | 250.807.8152 | CCS 323
Jennifer Novy (On Leave) | Faculty Administrator | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | jennifer.novy@ubc.ca | 250.807.9336 | CCS 323D
Shauna Oddleifson | Communications and Marketing Specialist | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | shauna.oddleifson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9864 | CCS 177
Jennifer Payson | Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | jennifer.payson@ubc.ca | 250.807.9260 | CCS 351A
Courses & Teaching: English
Francisco Peña | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, World Literatures | francisco.pena@ubc.ca | 250.807.8044 | CCS 163

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Literary Studies, Biblical Studies, Religious Studies, and History of Ideas; literary study of the Bible; influence of the Bible in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature; Jewish/Christian relations in Medieval Iberia.
Courses & Teaching: Wold Literature; Spanish Culture and Literature; Ancient and Medieval Mythology, Biblical Literature, and Judeo-Spanish and Converso studies.
Natalia Penuela Gallo | Sessional Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | natispg@mail.ubc.ca | CCS 370
Courses & Teaching: Spanish
James Phelan | Sessional Instructor | English and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | james.phelan@ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: Digital Media; First-year English
Katherine Pickering (On Leave) | Lecturer | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | katherine.pickering@ubc.ca | 250.807.9681 | CCS 170
Research Interests: Painting, Abstraction, the phenomenal and imaginary world under night-time conditions.
Courses & Teaching: Drawing and Two-Dimensional Art Practices; Drawing I & II; Introduction to Painting; Advanced Painting; Advanced Art Practices; Intro to Art
Matthew Rader | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | matthew.rader@ubc.ca | 250.807.8092 | CCS 350

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Poetic Genres and Forms, Poetics of Collaboration, Community engaged poetics, Creative Nonfiction, Short Fiction, Community Engaged Writing, Literary Aesthetics, Literary History, Interdisciplinary Art Practices, Embodied Poetics, Disability Aesthetics.
Courses & Teaching: Creative writing, poetry, short story, non-fiction, writing and community learning.
Morgan Rauscher | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Media Studies | morgan.rauscher@ubc.ca | CCS 363
Research Interests: Digital design; immersive and interactive electronic art.
Courses & Teaching: Media Studies
Aisha Ravindran | Associate Professor of Teaching | English and Cultural Studies, English | aisha.ravindran@ubc.ca | 250.807.9308 | CCS 380
Research Interests: Internationalization of higher education; academic writing in multilingual, multicultural, and globalized environments; English as an additional language (EAL); university writing pedagogy; the intersections of language, culture, literacies, and student and teacher agency and identities; second language teacher education; new materiality and posthumanism; Gilles Deleuze.
Courses & Teaching: First-year composition; advanced composition; public speaking and interpersonal communication; literature across cultures; English as an additional language; writing in the disciplines.
Margaret Reeves (On Leave) | Associate Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | Margaret.Reeves@ubc.ca | 250.807.9639 | CCS 169

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Early modern women’s writing; children’s literary cultures (early modern to contemporary); early modern childhood and youth; Milton and early modern political theory; satiric fiction; women’s literature; Medieval and Renaissance studies; 16th and 17th-century literature; history of the novel; auto/biographical discourse; speculative fiction; feminist and queer theory.
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 151: Critical Studies in Literature; ENGL 212: Studies in Children’s Literature; ENGL 349A: Early Modern Women’s Writing; ENGL 349B: The Poetry and Politics of John Milton; ENGL 349C: Race and Gender in 17th-Century Literature and Culture; ENGL 423A/521E: Gender, Narrative, and Political Thought in 17th-Century English Culture; ENGL 521/416: Feminist Forerunners: Early Modern Women’s Literature and Contemporary Theory; ENGL 522/497: Politics of Innocence: Myths of Innocence, Identity, and the Impossibility of Children’s Fiction
Carolina Restrepo | Sessional Lecturer | Okanagan Institute for Biodiversity, Resilience, and Ecosystems Services (BRAES) | carolina.restrepo@ubc.ca | 250.807.9023 | SCI 361
Daryl Ritchot | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | daryl.ritchot@ubc.ca | 250.807.8156 | FIP 322
Courses & Teaching: First Year English
Tracy Ross | Lecturer | Creative Studies, Theatre | tracy.ross@ubc.ca | FIP 323
Courses & Teaching: FILM 103/THTR 103 Acting for Stage and Screen; THTR 101 Performance Improvisation; THTR 201 Performer/Creator Resources
Samuel Roy-Bois | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | samuel.roy-bois@ubc.ca | 250.807.8786 | CCS 166

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Sculpture, installation, photography performance, object oriented ontology (OOO), built environment.
Courses & Teaching: Visual Art, creative and critical theory, sculpture, studio practices.
Andreas Rutkauskas | Lecturer | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | arutkaus@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.8896 | CCS 174
Research Interests: Contemporary Art, Climate Change, Border Studies, Extractive Industry
Courses & Teaching: Photography,Visual Art
Saeed Sabzian | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | s.sabzian@ubc.ca | CCS 351B
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 109 Studies in Composition for English Language Learners
Marisa C. Sanchez | Sessional Lecturer | Art History, Creative Studies | marisa1s@mail.ubc.ca | Working remotely
Courses & Teaching: ARTH 420 | Curating Contemporary Art; ARTH 309 | Performance Art: Global Perspectives
Bernard Schulz-Cruz | Associate Professor | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | bernard.schulz-cruz@ubc.ca | 250.807.9776 | CCS 370
Research Interests: Contemporary Latin American Literature, Hispanic Cinema, Chilean Literature: José Donoso, Jorge Edwards, Adolfo Couve.
Courses & Teaching: Spanish language: First year to Advanced Composition, Mexican Literature: Octavio Paz, Juan Rulfo, Elena Poniatowska, Chilean Literature: Adolfo Couve, José Donoso, Ariel Dorfman, and Jorge Edwards, Latin American and Spanish Literature, Latin American and Spanish Cinema. Gay Images in Mexican Cinema
Erin Scott | Sessional Instructor | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | erin.scott@ubc.ca | FIP 318
Courses & Teaching: CRWR 150 Introduction to Writing Poetry and Non-Fiction
Kimberly Senklip Harvey | Sessional Instructor | Creative Studies | kharvey@mail.ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: CRWR 470A
Cristina Senn | Lecturer | Languages and World Literatures, Spanish | cristina.senn@ubc.ca | 250.807.8227 | CCS 376
Research Interests: Spanish Linguistics
Courses & Teaching: SPAN 101,102: Beginner Spanish, SPAN 202: Advanced Spanish, SPAN 301, 302: Intermediate Spanish.
Shawn Serfas | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | shawn.serfas@ubc.ca | CCS 379
Research Interests: Contemporary Painting, Drawing and Printmaking practices; Environmental Sciences; Landscape pictorial conventions and issues bordering Relational Abstraction and Representation; Collaboration and interdisciplinary research methods; Religion; Chaos theory and anti-aesthetic theory
Courses & Teaching: All levels of Painting, Drawing, Printmaking (lithography, etching and relief processes); 2-D/3-D Design theory; studio theory; advanced seminar and research practices
Catherine Shaw | Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | cathi.shaw@ubc.ca | CCS 339
Research Interests: Composition and Rhetoric, Foundational Writing, Multilingual Learners, Curriculum Theory and Implementation, Graduate Student Writing
Courses & Teaching: Preparation for University Writing, Studies in Composition, Topics in Composition, Technical Communication, Professional Communication
Karis Shearer | Associate Professor | English, English and Cultural Studies | karis.shearer@ubc.ca | 250.807.9776 | CCS 162

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Modern and contemporary Canadian and American poetry; literary audio; literary archives; media studies; feminist theory; sound studies; oral history; digital humanities; editing and publishing; history of higher education, particularly the development of Creative Writing as an academic discipline in Canadian universities.
Courses & Teaching: English; Digital Arts & Humanities
Michael V Smith (On Leave) | Associate Professor | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | Michael.V.Smith@ubc.ca | 250.807.9706 | CCS 343
Research Interests: Poetry, novel, short fiction, creative nonfiction/memoir, short film, video poems, writing with digital media (ie Twitter, Instagram, video, podcasting, audio installation, etc.)
Courses & Teaching: CRWR 474 Writing with Media, 473 Editing and Publishing, 250 Screenwriting, 219 Nonfiction, 216 Poetry, 210 Power of Story, 160 Fiction and Drama
Tatjana Smith | Sessional Lecturer | German, Languages and World Literatures | tatjana.smith@ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: German Language
Megan Smith | Associate Professor (Tenure) | Creative Studies, Media Studies | megan.smith@ubc.ca | CCS 348
Research Interests: New media art, virtual reality, physical computing, critical design, geo location, visual art, interactive art.
Courses & Teaching: Media Studies
Alwyn Spies | Associate Professor of Teaching | Languages and World Literatures, World Literatures | alwyn.spies@ubc.ca | 250.807.8126 | CCS 173
Research Interests: Critical pedagogy, intercultural communication, memoirs/autobiography
Courses & Teaching: World Literatures
Jordan Stouck | Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, English | jordan.stouck@ubc.ca | 250.807.9663 | CCS 323B
Research Interests: Composition studies; Canadian and Caribbean literature; postcolonial and decolonization studies; scholarship of teaching and learning.
Courses & Teaching: English
Rachel Stubbs | Sessional Lecturer | English and Cultural Studies | stubbsr@mail.ubc.ca
Courses & Teaching: ENGL 112 Studies in Composition
Mehnaz Tabassum | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | mehnaz.tabassum@ubc.ca | FIP 322
Research Interests: Critical race theories, immigrant narratives, screen cultures.
Courses & Teaching: First-year English courses (Studies in Composition)
Mayu Takasaki | Lecturer | Japanese Studies, Languages and World Literatures | mayu.takasaki@ubc.ca | 250.807.8109 | CCS 343
Courses & Teaching: Japanese Language; Japanese Culture
Sharon Thesen | Professor Emerita | Creative Studies, Creative Writing | sharon.thesen@ubc.ca | CCS 174
Courses & Teaching: CRWR 581A
Miles Thorogood | Assistant Professor | Creative Studies, Media Studies, Visual Arts | miles.thorogood@ubc.ca | 250.807.9266 | CCS 363
Research Interests: Music Information Retrieval, Interactive Sound Art, Sound Design, Task Analysis, Machine Learning
Courses & Teaching: Media Studies; Computer Science
Stephanie Tolman | Lecturer | French, Languages and World Literatures | stephanie.tolman@ubc.ca | 250.807.8846 | CCS 381
Courses & Teaching: French Language
Alexandra Tonnel | Lecturer | French, Languages and World Literatures | alexandra.tonnel@ubc.ca | 250.807.8871 | CCS 381
Courses & Teaching: French as a Second Language
Ryan Trafananko | Curatorial Assistant | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | ryan.trafananko@ubc.ca | CCS 347
Bridget Trainor | Sessional Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | btrain01@mail.ubc.ca | 250.807.9123 | FIP 317
Courses & Teaching: English
Bryce Traister | Dean | English, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | bryce.traister@ubc.ca | 250.807.9357 | CCS 323C

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: American Literature, especially the colonial and antebellum periods; religious studies; American Cultural Studies; science fiction.
Michael Treschow | Department Head | English and Cultural Studies, English | michael.treschow@ubc.ca | 250.807.9356 | CCS 345

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Old English Language and Literature. Paleography and the digital editing of texts. Mystical Theology and suffering. Tolkien.
Courses & Teaching: Old English Language and Literature, Chaucer, Middle English Mystical Writings, Latin.
Alison Trim | Sessional Lecturer | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | alison.trim@ubc.ca | CCS 367
Research Interests: Contemporary Art Practice, Expanded Drawing Practices, Land and Place, Art Writing, Photocollage
Courses & Teaching: Drawing and Two-dimensional Art Practices, Drawing III, Advanced Practice in Drawing
Anita Veal | Sessional Lecturer | Education, English, English and Cultural Studies | anita.veal@ubc.ca | 250 807 9176 | FIP 322
Courses & Teaching: English, English for Academic Purposes (EAP 104)
Erandy Vergara-Vargas | Sessional Lecturer | Art History, Creative Studies | everga01@mail.ubc.ca | Working remotely
Jon Vickery | Lecturer | English, English and Cultural Studies | jon.vickery@ubc.ca | 250.807.9234 | CCS 343
Courses & Teaching: English
Lacia Vogel (On Leave) | Administrative Assistant | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | lacia.vogel@ubc.ca | 250.807.8152 | CCS 323
Wendy White | Administrative Assistant | Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies | wendy.white@ubc.ca | 250.807.9872 | CCS 323
Tania Willard | Assistant Professor | Creative Studies, Visual Arts | tania.willard@ubc.ca | 250.807.8584 | CCS 366
Research Interests: Visual Arts, Indigenous contemporary art, Indigenous languages, contemporary art, relational aesthetics, socially engaged practice, curatorial.
Courses & Teaching: Visual Strategies and Research, Indigenous Land Art, Contemporary Indigenous Art
Philip Wyness | Studio Technician | Creative Studies | philip.wyness@ubc.ca | 250.807.9783 | CCS 121
Kyong Yoon | Associate Professor | Cultural Studies, English and Cultural Studies | kyong.yoon@ubc.ca | 250.807.8897 | CCS 175

Graduate student supervisor


Research Interests: Digital media, mobile communication, migration, Korean popular culture, and youth culture.
Courses & Teaching: CULT 215 Cultural Industries; CULT 312 Internet Culture; CULT 313 Transnational Asian pop culture; CULT 410 Asian cinema