Film Studies Faculty & Staff

Department Art History & Visual Studies
Lianne McLarty - PhD Simon Fraser
Associate Professor
Film Theory and Criticism, Cultural Studies, and Feminist Theory
Mitch Parry - MA, BA Western Ontario
Sessional Instructor

Astri Wright - PhD Cornell
Bollywood: Popular Visual Culture in India (1950s to the Present); and in the Indian Diaspora (1980 to the Present).

Department of English
Lincoln Shensky - PhD Berkeley, MA Berkeley, BA Brown
Assistant Professor
Postcolonialism, Caribbean literature and film, cultural and film studies, and Victorian literature

Department of French
Emile Fromet - PhD Queen's
assistant professor
Post-Enlightenment French and comparative literature, Romanticism, modernist poetics, Digital Humanities
Sada Niang - PhD York, MA Paris, BA Paris
Linguistics, semantics, African and Caribbean literatures, African cinema

Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies
Peter Gölz - Chair, PhD Queen's, MA Waterloo
Associate Professor
Popular culture, German film, vampires, cultural theory, CALL
Matt Pollard - PhD McGill, MA Queen's
Senior Instructor
German language, literature, film and culture
Olga Pressitch - MA Kyiv
Senior Instructor
Ukrainian language and culture; Eastern European cinema
Helga Thorson - PhD Minnesota, MA Minnesota
Associate Professor
Modernist German and Austrian literature, gender studies, history of medicine, and Holocaust studies
Charlotte Schallié - PhD UBC, MA UBC (on leave until January 2019)
Assistant Professor
Post-1945 German, Swiss and Austrian literature and film, after-images of the Holocaust in literature and film
Serhy Yekelchyk - PhD Alberta, MA Ukraine, BA Kyiv
Associate Professor
Russian history, Soviet culture, modern Ukraine, Stalinism

Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies
Maria Bettaglio - PhD New York
Assistant Professor
Twentieth-Century Spanish and Italian Literature, Critical Theory, Translation Theory, Gender Studies
Silvia Colás Cardona - MA Calgary, PhD Calgary
Senior Instructor
Spanish Language, Hispanic Culture, Civilization, Film
Christine Forster - MA British Columbia
Continuing Sessional Instructor
Spanish Language, Latin American Culture and Film
Dan Russek - PhD Chicago, MA Mexico, BA Mexico
Associate Professor
20th and 21st Century Latin American Literature, Visual Arts, Aesthetics and Urban Studies, Literature and Philosophy

School of Music
John Celona - B.M., M.A. (San Fran. St.), Ph.D. (Calif., San Diego)
Composition, Computer Music, Music Theory

Department of Pacific and Asian Studies
Michael Bodden - PhD Wisconsin
Indonesian-Malay Language, Southeast Asian Culture & Literature, Indonesian Theatre & Literature: Southeast Asian Cinema, Graphic Narratives
Timothy Iles - PhD Toronto, MA British Columbia, BA British Columbia
Japanese narrative and cinema

Department of Gender Studies

Waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy – MA Trent
Anishinaabe knowledges, Indigenous land-based practices, gender and decolonization

Heather Tapley - PhD 2003, English, University of Alberta
Associate Professor
Gender Studies

Department of Writing
Maureen Bradley - MFA British Columbia, MA Concordia, BA Concordia
Associate Professor
Film production, experimental film, drama, documentary, Canadian and queer media arts
Patrick Friesen - BA Manitoba
Sessional Instructor
Drama, poetry, essays
Daniel Hogg - BFA UVic
Academic Assistant
Film production, screenwriting, cinematography, digital media