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Adrian Lou

Adrian Lou

Coordinated Arts Program

Dr. Adrian Lou earned his PhD in English from the University of British Columbia. His research aims at identifying the cognitive properties of figurative language. In particular, his work examines the rhetorical functions of multimodal metaphors and similes in discourse. Adrian’s other research interests include science and technology studies, media studies, and game studies. Most recently, Adrian has been investigating the ways in which tabletop board games foster unique intersubjective interactions among players. He wants to understand how rules and mechanisms of thematic games can represent and reproduce certain economic and political ideologies....Read more

Alessandra Santos

Alessandra Santos

Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

phone604 822 2346
location_onBuchanan Tower 824

Amirpouyan Shiva

Amirpouyan Shiva

Department of Anthropology

I am socio-cultural anthropologist. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. My research looks at how technologies limit, enable, and program their users. My PhD dissertation, based on a long-term ethnographic fieldwork, addresses human-computer interaction and user experience in the Pe...Read more

Ana Vivaldi

Ana Vivaldi

Department of Sociology

location_onANSO 157
My interdisciplinary research brings politics of indigeneity and race into inquiries on the production of space, (im)mobilities and embodiment. Through the use of ethnographic and visual methodologies, it clarifies questions surrounding indigenous sovereignties, and emergent forms of urban conviviality, in particular, the way mobility among marginalized populations shapes social and spatial assemblages that challenge subordination....Read more

Andrew Connolly

Andrew Connolly

Coordinated Arts Program

location_onBuchanan Tower 214

Anne Stewart

Anne Stewart

Coordinated Arts Program

location_onIrving K. Barber Learning Centre IBLC IBLC 359 (Inside of 355)
Anne Stewart received her PhD in English literature from the University of Texas at Austin. She teaches ASTU in the Coordinated Arts Program, and her classes usually cover 20th century and contemporary literature and culture.

Bradley Miller

Bradley Miller

Department of History

location_onBuchanan Tower 1118
My research and teaching focuses on legal, political, and international relations history in British North America/post-Confederation Canada, the British Empire, and northern North America. My first book, Borderline Crime: Fugitive Criminals and the Challenge of the Border, 1819-1914 (Toronto: UTP and the Osgoode Society, 2016) examines how governments on both sides of the international boundary in northern North America struggled to deal with the omnipresent threat of migrating crime and criminals....Read more

Christine D'Onofrio

Christine D'Onofrio

Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory (AHVA)

phone604 822 6637
location_onDorothy Somerset Studios 206
Christine D’Onofrio is a visual artist based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She attended York University in Toronto for her BFA, and completed her MFA at the University of British Columbia. D’Onofrio has held positions at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, University of Toledo, and the University of Windsor. She has exhibited her work extensively across Canada, at galleries such as: Eyelevel Gallery, Modern Fuel Gallery, Charles H Scott Gallery, Republic Gallery, Helen Pitt Gallery, Gallery 44, La Centrale, and WARC Gallery. D’Onofrio has also given artist talks and served on panels in various institutions, including the Vancouver Art Gallery, and the prestigious “Art Now” lectures at the University of Lethbridge. Christine works in photography, video, digital media, interactive media, printmaking, sculpture, book works, and installation....Read more

Clive Chapple

Clive Chapple

Vancouver School of Economics

location_onIona Building 212

Connor Byrne

Connor Byrne

Coordinated Arts Program

Connor Byrne has Ph.D. in English literature from Dalhousie University, where he completed a dissertation examining depictions of the city in early twentieth-century British and American literature. His research interests include modernism, modernist literary theory, urban studies, and theories of everyday life. Dr Byrne has taught widely in both English and Writing Studies departments at a variety of Canadian post-secondary institutions, including UBC’s School of Journalism, Writing, and Media. These courses have focused on academic and literary urbanism, twentieth-century African-American literature, technology studies, and science and speculative fiction. He has taught extensively within introductory courses in literary study, writing, and academic research....Read more

Eagle Glassheim

Eagle Glassheim

Department of History

location_onBuchanan Tower 1221
Prof. Glassheim teaches Central European and environmental history. His most recent book, Cleansing the Czechoslovak Borderlands (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2016), explores the post-war ethnic, social, and environmental transformation of the former Sudetenland.

Emily Fedoruk

Emily Fedoruk

Coordinated Arts Program

I’m excited to be joining CAP for Fall 2021! Most recently, I’ve been teaching across English Literature and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. I completed my PhD in Cultural Studies at the University of Minnesota in 2019. Interdisciplinarity is a fundamental part of my teaching and schola...Read more

Evan Mauro

Evan Mauro

Coordinated Arts Program

location_onIrving K. Barber Learning Centre
Evan Mauro is a Lecturer in the Coordinated Arts Program at UBC, where he teaches academic writing, literature, and community engagement. His research is in cultural studies and critical theory, American literature, global modernisms, and critical university studies.

Jennifer Moss

Jennifer Moss

School of Creative Writing

Jessica Wang

Jessica Wang

Department of History and Department of Geography

Kasim Husain

Kasim Husain

Coordinated Arts Program

location_onIBLC 357
Kasim Husain has a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University. His research focuses on the emergence of the so-called “model minority” in contemporary British culture and fiction. His work has appeared in Postcolonial Text and South Asian History and Culture, as well as a co-authored chapter with Sarah Brophy on new directions in queer British fiction in the Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945. Other interests include decolonial pedagogy, empathy, Islamophobia, neoliberalism, and the podcast as media form and research method.  ...Read more

Katie Fitzpatrick

Katie Fitzpatrick

Coordinated Arts Program

location_onBUTO 202
Dr. Fitzpatrick received her BA from UBC, where she studied in the English Honours program. She went on to pursue her Masters and PhD in English at Brown University. Since graduating from Brown in 2017, she has taught writing and literature in the US and at UBC. She is particularly passionate about first-year instruction, interdisciplinary inquiry, and public scholarship. Dr. Fitzpatrick also works as a Humanities Editor at the Los Angeles Review of Books.Her essays and book reviews have appeared in The Nation, The Chronicle Review, The Point Magazine, and Public Books. Her academic research has appeared in Twentieth-Century Literature and Post-45: Peer Reviewed....Read more

Kenny Ie

Kenny Ie

Department of Political Science

Kenny Ie is an instructor in the department of political science at UBC. He received his PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 2017, and prior degrees from McGill University and Simon Fraser University. His research examines the institutional development of organizations which advise and support political leaders, particularly prime ministers and other chief executives. His research and teaching interests are in political leadership, Canadian politics, comparative executives, and institutional change....Read more

Kirby Manià

Kirby Manià

Assistant Professor of Teaching, School of Journalism, Writing and Media (JWAM), and CAP

Kirby Manià is an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Coordinated Arts Program and the School of Journalism, Writing, and Media and the Coordinated Arts Program. She received her PhD in English from the University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) and holds a Master of Arts in Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York (United Kingdom). She has taught courses in the environment, literary studies, and academic writing at universities in South Africa and Canada. Her literary research and creative work focus on the crossover between urban spaces and the environment....Read more

Loch Brown

Loch Brown

Department of Geography

location_onGEOG 236

Mark Lam

Mark Lam

Department of Psychology

phone604 827 3768
location_onKenny Room 3523

Moberley Luger

Moberley Luger

CAP Chair

phone604 822 9558
location_onIrving K. Barber Learning Centre 357
I am Assistant Professor of Teaching in the Department of English Language and Literatures and Chair of CAP. My research has focused on contemporary American literature and its relation to crisis and memory; currently I am working on a project that examines pedagogies of poetry and suggests methods ...Read more

Ori Tenenboim

Ori Tenenboim

School of Journalism, Writing, and Media

location_onSing Tao Building 215

Peter Hudson

Peter Hudson

Department of Geography

location_onGEOG 225

Saranaz Barforoush

Saranaz Barforoush

UBC Graduate School of Journalism

phone604 827 3540
Saranaz Barforoush is a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Teaching at the UBC School of Journalism.  She completed her PH.D. at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2017 with her dissertation, "The Dictator & the Charmer. US News Media Coverage of Chinese and Iranian Leaders." Her research interests include foreign news reporting, immigrant, and framing studies....Read more

Serbulent Turan

Serbulent Turan

Department of Political Science

Serbulent researches uprisings, protests, and rebellions around the globe. His work covers the origins of the state, sources of obedience and public disobedience.

Stewart Prest

Stewart Prest

Department of Political Science

Trevor Barnes

Trevor Barnes

Department of Geography

phone604 822 5804
location_onGeography 140C
I have three main research projects. The first is investigating Vancouver’s new economy and its effects on the city. I am undertaking this project in collaboration with Tom Hutton, School of Planning UBC. We have examined the video game industry, as well as architecture, and plan also to investigate the film and TV, and fashion industries. The second is a history of American geography from the Second World War through the Cold War. The project stems from an earlier one concerned with geography’s quantitative revolution. It became clear that the roots of that revolution lay in Cold War, and earlier, Second World War, social scientific methods, aims, and above all money. The research is primarily archival. The  last is a continuing interest in forest economies, primarily BC’s, but also those in the Antipodes....Read more