Faculty in the School of Canadian Studies engage in research across a number of thematic areas, working across many disciplines, and many are cross-appointed to one or more other academic units at Carleton University. SCS faculty also provide leadership in key research initiatives at the university:

Faculty Research themes Cross appointment(s) and affiliations
Kenneth Jake Chakasim Indigenous Planning & Design; Sustainable Building Technologies; Urban and Rural Aboriginal Development; Design-Based Research and Pedagogy Architecture and Urbanism
Jerzy Elżanowski Warsaw; Memory, curation; Architecture; Heritage, conservation;  Cartography; Architectural Heritage in Canada Architecture and Urbanism; Carleton Centre for Public History; Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture; Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies
Jennifer Henderson Settler Feminism and Race Making; Neoliberalism; Reconciliation; Settler-colonialism, settler-colonial modernity;  Feminism; English-Canadian literature; Indigenous literature; Cultural studies English Language and Literature; Institute of Political Economy; Sociology and Anthropology
Peter Hodgins The politics and poetics of public memory in Canada; Canadian cultural nationalism;  Canadian Cultural Studies; Cultural memory Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture; Psychology; Carleton Centre for Public History
Kahente Horn-Miller Mapping Kanienkeha, Kanienkehaka place names and associations with governance and women’s issues; Consensus-based, Indigenous and Haudenosaunee governance; Indigenous pedagogy and online teaching;  Indigenous identity politics; Humour, storytelling, oral history; Indigenous womenism / women issues; Indigenous research methodologies; Indigenous rights and resurgence Sociology and Anthropology; Ānako Indigenous Research Institute
Catherine Khordoc Contemporary Québécois literature; “écriture migrante” and transnational writing; the works of Monique Bosco; francophone literature; transcultural writing; plurilingualism French; Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture
Paul Litt Huronia, 1939-1969, particularly settler-colonial cultural nationalist appropriation of Indigenous history; Canadian nationalisms; nationalism theory; Media and the politics of image in Canada; Canadian cultural policy History; Carleton Centre for Public History
Andrés López Indigenous and Black feminist theorizing and methodologies; Historiography, Cultural Rhetoric, and Queer Indigenous Two-Spirit Studies Feminist Institute for Social Transformation
Eva Mackey Canadian Studies – interdisciplinary; anthropology of space/ place/ land studies; identity/ power/ representation; feminist theory/gender/sexuality;  Decolonization — aboriginal-settler state relations; anthropology of conflict, land rights, law and citizenship; National identity, multiculturalism, race in settler nations; post-colonial theory/ cultural studies/critical race theory; research methodology; anthropology of public issues; political anthropology – colonialism, neoliberalism – policy/law; politics of risk/uncertainty/neo-liberalism; law and society English Language and Literature; Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies; Journalism
Richard Nimijean Canada and the world; Canada – U.S. relations; Nation branding; Critical nationalism FASS Research Centre in American Studies
Carmen Robertson Norval Morrisseau; Woodlands School of Indigenous art; Beading; Curation/curatorial work; Indigenous arts history and aesthetics Studies in Art and Culture; Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture
Susan Ross Waste, deconstruction and heritage values; Sustainable heritage conservation theory and policy; Modern building technology history and conservation;  Twentieth-century housing history; Modern and industrial buildings, infrastructure and landscapes; University campus architecture and conservation; Urban environmental /landscape / parks history; Montreal and Quebec heritage conservation; Canadian conservation and environmental policy and practice; Heritage conservation theory and practices in Germany Architecture and Urbanism; Carleton Immersive Media Studio; Carleton Centre for Public History
Sophie Tamas Trauma; Autoethnography; Research methods; Interdisciplinary critical qualitative research methods and ethics; Emotional geographies of academic spaces and practices; Feminist, Indigenous, post-qualitative, new materialist and trauma-informed approaches to subjectivity and knowledge; Personal narrative and creative arts at the intersection of academic, aesthetic, and therapeutic discourses; Feminist, arts-based and Indigenous pedagogies Geography and Environmental Studies; Feminist Institute for Social Transformation
Peter Thompson The politics and poetics of public memory in Canada; Canadian cultural nationalism; Canadian Cultural Studies; Cultural memory English Language and Literature
Julie Tomiak Settler colonial cities; Indigenous resistance, resurgence; Neoliberalization; Indigenous cities; decolonization; land reclamation; urban reserves, settler statecraft, racial capitalism; urban Indigenous governance; political economy Geography and Environmental Studies; Institute of Political Economy; Sociology/Anthropology
Anne Trépanier Critical nationalism; Quebec studies; Language politics in Canada; Pedagogy, online pedagogy; Intercultural mediation; Museum narratives; Early Christianism and syncretism French; History; Carleton Centre for Public History
Omeasoo Wahpasiw Knowledge translation with Tla’amin; Mistussin; Tla’amin Historical practices regarding death and grief; Indigenous Art and Activism in the late 20th Century Architecture and Urbanism; History