Dr. Mark T. S. Currie is a SSHRC-funded Post-Doctoral Fellow (2022-2024) at the School of Canadian Studies. Mark is a settler South African-Canadian, born and raised on traditional Haudenosaunee territory in Aylmer, Ontario, and now living on traditional Algonquin territory in Ottawa, Ontario. His post-doctoral research focuses on small-town communities in southern Ontario and investigates whether community members remember and/or see racism occurring in the town; if they see their town as an antiracist community; and how Whiteness is maintained or disrupted in the memories and perceptions of the town. Mark’s overall aim is to seek out possibilities for combatting banal racisms by addressing social memory and readings of sociohistorical geographies through antiracist approaches in History and Social Studies education. This post-doctoral research builds on Mark’s PhD in Education, which focused on sociohistorical geographies and enacting antiracisms. His doctoral research examined how the Ontario Black History Society’s walking tour in downtown Toronto acts as an educational tool for engaging and (re)shaping sociohistorical spaces as antiracist geographies.

As a part-time professor at University of Ottawa and the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, he has taught courses in teacher education on History and Social Studies education teaching methods. Mark holds a Master of Arts in Island Studies from the University of Prince Edward Island, for which he investigated postcolonial education and cultural identity on the Caribbean island of Dominica. He also achieved a Master of Teaching from Griffith University, for which he conducted action research on in-class student motivation in a secondary school in Cape Town, South Africa.


Dr. Jatinder Mann  is the author of The Search for a New National Identity: The Rise of Multiculturalism in Canada and Australia, 1890s- 1970s (New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2016). He has also published numerous articles in front-ranking, interdisciplinary journals. Jatinder is contracted as a co-editor in the production of Documents on Australian Foreign Policy on War and Peace, 1914- 1919, which will be published in 2017. He is also the sole editor for a collection contracted with Palgrave Macmillan entitled Citizenship in a Transnational Perspective: Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Jatinder has held visiting fellowships and professorships at the Australian National University, Carleton University, and the Victoria University of Wellington. He was awarded his doctorate in history at the University of Sydney in 2011. Jatinder was also a recipient of the prestigious Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Australian government and an International Postgraduate Award by the University of Sydney for his doctoral research.

Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller (Kanien:keha’ka/Mohawk) received her doctorate in 2009. She held the position New Sun Visiting Aboriginal Scholar in the School of Canadian Studies. Formerly, she was Coordinator for the Kahnawà:ke Legislative Coordinating Commission, the body that oversees the legislative development process based in Haudenosaunee principles of consensus building. As an active member of her community, Dr. Horn-Miller continues to research and write on issues that are relevant to her work and academic interests such as Indigenous methodologies, women’s issues, identity politics, colonization, governance, and consensus-based decision making. Her governance work and community-based research involves interpreting culture and bringing new life to old traditions and practices. She is currently working on revising a manuscript for publication on the Mohawk Warrior Flag which came to prominence during the Oka Crisis of 1990. There she examines the development and evolution of a symbol of resistance and unity in the Indigenous rights movement. She continues to live and work within her community along with writing and publishing in her areas of interest, most notably, her recent work on Participatory Democracy and the Sky Woman’s story. She sees her work as an active response to colonialism as she continues to build bridges between Kanien’kehá:ka people and the wider society at large. She says – “We have a responsibility to use our knowledge and good minds to help make a future where our communities are strong and self-determined; to foster relationships between our people that goes beyond the written word or the classroom and research settings. We have a lot important knowledge to share.” -Dr. Kahente Horn-Miller

The School of  Canadian Studies welcomed Dr. Daniel Macfarlane as Visiting Scholar for 2013-2014. Daniel holds a doctorate in History from the University of Ottawa and completed a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies at Michigan State University. His area of expertise is modern Canadian history, particularly the transnational environmental, economic, and energy history of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin. While in residence, Daniel will conduct research on the Canadian-American hydroelectric history of Niagara Falls. While at the School, he taught CDNS 4400 “Cultural Landscapes and Cultural Identity in Canada.”

Konstantin Romanov joined the School of Canadian Studies as a Russian post-doctoral fellow in September 2012 for one year. He is a graduate of the Moscow State University , where he completed his Ph.D. project in Culture Studies in 2009. The topic of his thesis was ‘The creative personality of E. Pauline Johnson and the development of Canada ’s national identity’. The goal of his research at Carleton is to analyze the modern tradition of Canadian Studies in Canada and to collect up-to-date materials for an introductory course in Russia . The findings of the research are to be publicized in a book which is to be used as a manual for students enrolled in North American Studies programs in Russian universities. The task of compiling such a course book is highly relevant today when the focus of North American Studies programs in Russia is shifting to embrace Canadian issues. The manual is to be compiled under the supervision of Dr. Richard Clippingdale, an Adjunct Research Professor in the School.

Henry Milner was a visiting scholar in the School of Canadian Studies for the Fall 2012 term. While at Carleton, Professor Milner will be teaching a 4th-year seminar course “Civic Literacy and Political Participation: Canada in Comparative perspective” CDNS 4901. Professor Milner holds the Canada Research Chair in Electoral Studies Département de science politique, Université de Montréal.  Henry Milner has held numerous visiting professorships and Chair positions in Europe, United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, including: Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Umea, Sweden. 1998-2010; Canada-US Fulbright Chair SUNY (Plattsburgh) in 2005-6; and the Chair in Canadian Studies, Université de Paris III (Sorbonne Nouvelle)in 2004-5. He has authored many books and academic articles, including some of his more recent books:

  • The Internet Generation: Engaged Citizens or Political Dropouts2010.University Press of New England.
  • Civic Education and Youth Political Participation, (with Murray Print). 2009.
  • Steps toward Making Every Vote Count: Electoral System Reform in Canada and its provinces. 2004. Broadview Press. ·
  • Civic Literacy: How Informed Citizens Make Democracy Work. 2002. University Press of New England. (Version francaise: Les Compétences Civiques; Comment les citoyens informés contribuent au bon fonctionnement de la démocratie. Québec: PUL. 2004.)

Ellen Huijgh was a visiting scholar with the School of Canadian Studies for the Winter term, 2011. While with us, she is continuing her doctoral research on public diplomacy and domestic outreach in Ottawa.  Associated with the Netherlands Institute of International Relations’ Clingendael Diplomatic Studies programme (CDSP) and the Political Science department of the University of Antwerp (Belgium), she is excited by the opportunity of being a visiting scholar at the School of Canadian Studies.  She will be looking at Canada’s domestic outreach as conducted through the Departments of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, National Defense and non-governmental partners and their interrelationship with the provinces. Ellen has been editor of Clingendael’s Discussion Papers in Diplomacy since 2008.  She is no stranger to Canada, and as a CDSP research fellow she produced a study on the public diplomacy of federated entities (Quebec) commissioned by the Flemish Centre for International Policy for the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs.  Within the context of her work with governments, Ellen has also worked on Catalonia’s public diplomacy and domestic outreach strategy. She has published in peer reviewed journals on these issues and has been invited to speak at several conferences. Ellen is also a member of several research organizations in Canada and the US (such as the Canadian International Council, the International Association of Quebec Studies, and New York’s City University’s Corporate Communication Institute). Before joining Clingendael and the University of Antwerp, Ellen worked as a research fellow for the Communication Department of the Free University, Brussels.  Through her travels across Europe and Africa, Ellen has experienced what it is to be a ‘global citizen’ and in addition to her current research on Canada she will be investigating the European Union and non-Western case studies as well.  Ellen enjoys the creative process whether it is academic or otherwise. She is eager for the chance to exchange thoughts and ideas about Canada, theory building and issues of domestic outreach, identity pluralism, diversity governance, citizen engagement and communication in foreign policy.

Cynthia Mara Miranda was a visiting scholar in the School of Canadian Studies from December 2010 to March 2011. Cynthia is a PhD student in Social Sciences at University of Brasília, Brazil and Assistant Professor in Journalism at the Federal University of Tocantins in Palmas, Tocantins. Under Professor Pauline Rankin’s supervision, she will be researching feminist movements and public policies regarding women. The research will examine articulations of how Brazilian and Canadian feminist movements strategize to incorporate their issues into public policy for women. Cynthia was selected for an Emerging Leaders of the Americas Fellowship to sponsor her visit to the School.

Flavia Westphalen, a PhD candidate in Comparative Literature at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Under Professor Allan Ryan’s supervision, she researched contemporary indigenous literature at Carleton, while attending classes in Canadian Studies and Art History.  Her thesis project utilises Gerald Vizenor’s concept of “survivance” to frame her translation of Tomson Highway’s novel, “Kiss of the Fur Queen” into Portuguese. Like fellow Brazilian, Lara Paiva (below), Flavia was the recipient of an Emerging Leaders of the Americas Fellowship, allowing her to spend six months with us, from January to June 2010.

Lara Paiva, a postgraduate student at the Universidade Federal de Goiás in Goiania, Brazil. She was awarded a fellowship as a part of the Emerging Leaders of the Americas Program (through DFAIT’s Bureau for International Education) to spend six months at Carleton to research Canadian cinema with Professor Loiselle. Her specific field of interest is the representation of Brazilians, in particular women, in Canadian cinema. Lara was in Ottawa in February to July 2010.

Prof. Jasmin Habib, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo, taught for many years in the Global Studies and Canadian Studies Departments at Wilfrid Laurier University.Publication: Israel, Diaspora and the Routes of National Belonging, UTP 2004.

Dr Avril Bell, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand. Researched the politics of Pakeha/settler identity in New Zealand and the relationship between Maori and Pakeha. Publications: “A recent publication is entitled “Recognition or Ethics? De/centering and the legacy of settler colonialismin” in Cultural Studies, Volume 22 Issue 6 2008 and Paper: Orienting to the Postcolonial: Settler responsibilities and indigenous survival in Aotearoa New Zealand

Prof. Wei (Gary) Geng, Associate Professor in the School of Foreign Languages, Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology, Baotou, China.

Luisa de Marco, Heritage Architect, Soprintendenza dei Beni e Attivita Culturali, Genova, Italy

Sun Ok Park, Deputy Director of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Government of Korea.

Raul Rodriguez, Centro de Estudios sobre Estados Unidos, Universidad de la Habana, Cuba.

Britta Rudolff, Department of Cultural Geography, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany