Calling second and third year FASS students!

Connect with a professor and get to know them.

We ask that you follow these 3 steps in order to set up the lunch:

Step 1: Contact the professor of your choice directly to schedule a lunch time and date, their emails are on this page (see more below).

Step 2: Once you have confirmation from the professor, you MUST email Allyson Buchanan-Watson with your chosen date and professor name. She will set up a reservation at Baker’s on campus.

Step 3: Allyson will confirm the date and time of your reservation.


 

Which Prof Do You Want to Take to Lunch?

 

Anthropology

Dr. Louise de la Gorgendiere (Louise.de.la.Gorgendiere@carleton.ca)

Louise has been based at Carleton University since 2001.  She graduated from Cambridge University in 1993 with a Ph.D. in Social Anthropology, which was based on research on development and education in Ghana, West Africa. From 1993 to 2001, Louise held a dual academic-consultancy post in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. Louise’s teaching and research have focused on development and underdevelopment, HIV/AIDS in Africa and women’s rights, the social anthropology of Asante, contemporary ethnopolitics in sub-Saharan Africa, education and development and on the Ghanaian diaspora in Canada and the UK. During the period of 1993-2001 in Edinburgh, Louise served as a Social Development Adviser for the U.K. Department for International Development (DFID), and as a Senior Health Researcher for the Scottish Government. She has also carried out consultancies for the International Labour Organization and United Nations Development Program (ILO/UNDP)  in several African countries, and in 2000, she was appointed by DFID (UK) and the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE, Paris) to serve as their social development-gender specialist for a final evaluation of the French Education Project  in Burkina Faso. Her current research with members of the Ghanaian diaspora in Canada and the UK, examines their links to Ghana (people and development), as well as their experiences with immigration in the UK and Canada.

Areas of Interest

Research and Teaching Interests: Diaspora; transnationalism; development and underdevelopment; Sub-Saharan Africa; Ghana; education; HIV/AIDS; ethnopolitics.

Dates Available: Please contact Professor by email to make arrangements. Best days are Tuesday/Thursday – but flexible!

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Art History

Dr. Peter Coffman (peter_coffman@carleton.ca)

Peter Coffman is an architectural historian whose fate was sealed many years ago when he caught his first glimpse of Canterbury Cathedral from a train window. His infatuation with the Middle Ages gradually expanded to include later re-inventions of medieval forms – particularly Canadian Gothic Revival architecture, which is now his main area of research. His teaching ranges from prehistoric grave sites to modern steel and concrete, but he feels most at home among nineteenth-century intellectual warriors like AWN Pugin and John Ruskin. Peter has a diverse background and eclectic interests. He was a photographer in a previous (professional) life, and believes he might be the only architectural historian ever to have won a music award for photography.

Dates Available: Please contact professor.

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Child Studies

Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen (xuanthuy.nguyen@carleton.ca)

Dr. Xuan Thuy Nguyen is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University. Her teaching and research focus on the transdisciplinary areas of critical disability studies, human rights, inclusive education, and critical childhood studies. She is interested in engaging with students from diverse socio-economic, racial, gendered, and dis/ability backgrounds at Carleton.

Dates Available: Thursdays.


Dr. Monica Eileen Patterson (Monica.Patterson@carleton.ca)

Monica Eileen Patterson is an anthropologist, historian, and curator who is interested in the connections between memory, violence, and childhood in postcolonial Africa, particularly South Africans’ memories of childhood from the apartheid period. She also directs Carleton’s new program in Curatorial Studies, and is interested in how museums and exhibitions can better engage with pressing issues of social justice such as racism, homophobia and transphobia, the legacies of the Indian Residential Schools, and children’s issues.

Dates Available: Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.

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Cognitive Science

Dr. Jim Davies  (jim.davies@carleton.ca)

Jim Davies is a professor of cognitive science, and is the instructor for the popular “Mysteries of the Mind” class at Carleton. He also hosts the podcast “Minding the Brain” with Kim Hellemans. He loves to talk to students about how the mind works, career advice, and Star Wars.

Dates Available: Any day of the week.

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College of the Humanities

Dr. Shawna Dolansky  (Shawna.Dolansky@carleton.ca)

Professor Dolansky specializes in Biblical Studies, with a focus on the history and religions of Israel and the ancient Near East and the development of the Hebrew Bible. Her research incorporates the tools of literary criticism, comparative religion, historical study, anthropology, archaeology, political science and classics in order to understand the worlds of the original authors and audiences of the biblical texts, and the subsequent development of Judaism and Christianity out of ancient Israelite religious beliefs and practices.
She is currently an Instructor in the Religion program and the B. Humanities program in the College of the Humanities at Carleton.

Dates Available: Wednesday November 14 between 11:45 and 12:45 only; Thursday November 15 anytime before 2:00; Wednesday November 28; Thursday November 29; Wednesday December 5 between 11:45 and 12:45; Thursday December 6 anytime before 2:00; Friday December 7 anytime before 2:00.


Dr George W.M. Harrison (george.harrison@carleton.ca)

George is one of the few professors to teach both in the Faculty of Arts and in the Faculty of Science. Publications in ancient art and archaeology of Greece, Rome and Egypt, and interest in ancient technology, ecology and climate.

Dates Available: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00.


Dr Elizabeth Kennedy-Klaassen (liz.klaassen@carleton.ca)

I have worked at Carleton since 2006, following a year-long appointment as assistant professor at the Intercollegiate Center for Classical Studies in Rome. My research concerns the ancient world, particularly Roman literature and its intersection with Greek literature and Roman history. This year I am teaching courses in epic, drama, archaeology and Latin language.

Dates Available: Thursdays, 1:00-2:30.


Dr. Richard Mann (Richard.mann@carleton.ca)

As a faculty member in the College of the Humanities in the Religion Program, I teach courses in South Asian Studies and Religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism and Jainism.

Dates Available: I am free for lunch Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


Dr. Timothy Pettipiece (timothy.pettipiece@carleton.ca)

Dr Timothy Pettipiece is Instructor in Roman Studies with the College of Humanities. He specializes in the religious cultures of the Roman Empire and has done research primarily on Gnostic and Manichaean literature. He teaches introductory Latin, Roman history, and Roman religion.

Dates Available: Tues / Thurs at 1:30PM.


Dr. Erik Stephenson (erik.stephenson@carleton.ca)

Erik Stephenson is an Instructor in the College of the Humanities. His teaching areas include the history of European philosophy, Dante and medieval Christian thought, and ancient Greco-Roman literature. While he has written on the philosophy of Baruch Spinoza, his current scholarly work focusses on the writings of Dante Alighieri.

Dates Available: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.

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English

Dr. Robin Norris (robin_norris@carleton.ca)

I am a scholar of early medieval culture, Old English, and the history of the English language. As chair of my department, I enjoy working on projects like Carleton’s new chair of magic studies and the development of our activities at Dominion Chalmers United Church. I am originally from the US south, but am now a proud Canadian. These days I am thinking a lot about how narrative helps us make meaning and about the importance of the humanities here at the end of the world.

Dates Available: Contact Professor.


Dr. Andrew Wallace (andrew_wallace@carleton.ca)

Research Interests: 

  • Renaissance literature (especially Spenser and Milton)
  • The classical tradition (especially Greek tragedy, Virgil, Ovid, Seneca, and the reception and reinvention of classical texts and culture during the Middle Ages and Renaissance)
  • Medieval literature (especially Dante and Chaucer)
  • Relations between classical philology and modern philosophy

Dates Available: Mondays and Wednesdays.

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French

Dr. Chantal Dion (chantal.dion@carleton.ca)

My lengthy career at Carleton has been devoted to teaching French as a second language. My PhD is in the area of Education, on the use of laughter and humour in teaching and learning a language. I take comfort in nature and gardening, I have an eye for photography, a passion for cookbooks, and I am a Polar Bear swimmer, in the river, in late Fall, to raise money for United Way. Finally, I believe in good and fair workplace environment. This is why I am involved in Carleton’s faculty association (CUASA) as chief negotiator.

Dates Available: Please contact professor.


Dr. Randall Gess

I work on French phonology — the sound system(s) used by speakers of French. I have worked on this from multiple perspectives : theoretical and applied, historical, comparative, acquisitional, sociolinguistic.

Dates Available: Normally available for lunch most days of the week. (Exceptions: October 16-18, Oct 23-24, Nov 9, 14, 16, 19-23).


Dr. Catherine Khordoc (catherine.khordoc@carleton.ca)

I’ve been a professor in the Department of French for about 15 years, but my connections with Carleton go much further back. I studied at Carleton for my undergraduate degree in Journalism, with Minors in Political Science and French. And after a few years working at CBC Radio in Québec City, I came back to Carleton for my Master’s in French Literature. A few years later, having completed my PhD, I went on to live in Switzerland and Ireland (where I taught at the University of Limerick), and eventually returned to Ottawa to take up a position at Carleton. The courses I teach are for the most part in contemporary Québécois literature, focusing on writing by writers who have immigrated to Québec and those who have a transnational or transcultural perspective. I enjoy teaching at all levels, including the First Year Seminar in French. I am currently working on a book about Monique Bosco, a Québécois writer who was born in Austria but grew up in France. I’ve served as Chair of French, as well as Associate Dean and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, but am very happy to now return to teaching and research responsibilities. Among my passions are reading (of course!), running, and travelling.

Dates Available: All weekdays except Wednesdays.

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Geography and Environmental Studies

Dr. Patricia Ballamingie (patricia.ballamingie@carleton.ca)

Patricia Ballamingie is an Associate Professor in Geography and Environmental Studies. She teaches courses related to sustainable futures, environmental education, and localizing food systems. Her research interests include: environmental conflict and democracy; sustainable communities; and just and sustainable food systems. She can be reached at: Patricia.Ballamingie@carleton.ca

Dates Available: Oct. 10, 11, 17 / Nov. 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 21, 26, 28, 29 and Dec. 3-7.


Dr. Scott Mitchell (scott.mitchell@carleton.ca)

Scott Mitchell is currently the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, and over the last 15 years has taught courses in all the programs the department offers. He studies how spatial patterns in landscapes are linked to environmental processes. Recently that research has concentrated on the role that spatial heterogeneity has on biodiversity and ecosystem services in farmlands, and impacts of changing weather extremes on agriculture.

Dates Available: All weekdays.

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History

Dr. Shawn Graham (Shawn.Graham@carleton.ca)

Dr. Graham is a Roman archaeologist by training, but these days develops methods and materials for digital archaeology and digital humanities research more broadly. He’s interested in simulation, computer vision, and computational creativity for communicating the past. He makes cider commercially at his family’s orchard and cider mill.

Dates Available: Mondays or Thursdays


Dr. Andrew Johnston (andrew.johnston@carleton.ca)

I have been an Associate Professor of history at Carleton since 2006, before which I taught at Western Ontario and the University of New Brunswick. I have a PhD from Cambridge in international history but started out at the University of Toronto. I wrote a book titled Hegemony and culture in the origins of NATO nuclear first use, 1945-1955 (2005), and more recently a number or articles on the intellectual and cultural history of internationalism in the generation before and during the First World War. I’m working now on a history of the women’s peace movement during the First World War that culminated in a rival peace conference in Zurich in 1919. I was born and raised in the Gatineau Hills and returned there with my family when we moved to Carleton twelve years ago. I have a daughter who is 15 and a son who is 10, and a partner who is doing her PhD at Concordia.

Dates Available: Tuesdays after 1 p.m., Wednesdays.


Dr. Michel Hogue (michel_hogue@carleton.ca)

Michel Hogue teaches courses about the histories of Canada, the North American West, and Indigenous peoples. He has worked for many years researching and writing about the history of the Canada-U.S. border and the role that Plains Metis and other Indigenous peoples played in shaping the international boundary. He is most content when surrounded by old documents. That said, he is always happy to chat about academics, plans for future studies, or about day-to-day life at Carleton.

Dates Available: Wednesdays (except Oct 24).


Dr. Pamela Walker (pamela_walker@carleton.ca)

I am an historian, interested in gender and women’s history, African American history and the history of religion. My most memorable research experience was in Addis Ababa Ethiopia where I worked with other professors on the history of Christianity in Africa. My most exciting teaching experience is an immersive historical game that I am playing with my first year students. I spend time every week swing dancing and I am trying to perfect the tandem Charleston. I listen to a lot of music and right now, that’s Kendrick Lamar, Etta James, and Ella Fitzgerald.

Dates Available: Late lunch on Mondays, Wednesdays and an early lunch on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


Dr. Paul Litt (paul_litt@carleton.ca)

Paul Litt teaches and publishes on late twentieth-century Canada with special interests in public history, cultural policy, Canadian nationalism and the 1960s. His current research project, “Motoring into Upper Canada,” is a study of the Ontario heritage imaginary, historic sites, and car tourism in the 1950s and 1960s. Paul has worked as a public historian for the Ontario Heritage Foundation and as a freelance historian leading research teams that produced histories for corporations and public agencies. He also has policy experience in different roles at the Ontario Ministry of Culture. Paul is cross-appointed between the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and the Department of History at Carleton.

Dates Available: Contact Professor.


Dr. Marc Saurette (marc.saurette@carleton.ca)

Marc Saurette wants students to learn that the Middle Ages is more than the knights, princesses and fairy tales that video games and movies represent. His courses question our modern notions about the medieval period, teach the unexplored history of the Middle Ages and get students working to digitize the medieval manuscripts in Carleton’s library. His research explores on the twelfth-century monastery of Cluny and its abbot, Peter the Venerable, who sought to harness the power of literacy to rewrite the rules of Cluniac monasticism. He is willing to talk about monks at the drop of a hat and more than any person could bear in one sitting…

Dates Available: I am free most Wednesday and Fridays (no teaching), but am away October 23-28 this fall.

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Human Rights

Dr. Patrizia Gentille (patrizia.gentille@carleton.ca)
I teach in the Human Rights and Social Justice/Women’s and Gender Studies programs. My Phd is in History and my areas of research are in the history of sexuality and gender history. In addition to my academic work, I am also involved in the Lambda Scholarship Fund for queer and trans students among other activities.

Dates Available: Please contact professor.


Dr. Shazia Sadaf (shazia.sadaf@carleton.ca)

Shazia specializes in postcolonial studies, with a primary research interest in the field of human rights. Furthermore, her personal and professional experience of marginalization as a Muslim woman in a patriarchal country affected by the global war on terror, gives her an insight that is invaluable in teaching about human rights and social justice. Her teaching motivation is driven by her interest in discovering points of contact between literature and human rights, and in amplifying the voice of marginalized narratives to foster global awareness.

Dates Available: Mondays and Wednesdays.

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Linguistics

Dr. Beth MacLeod (Beth.MacLeod@carleton.ca)

In my research I explore how social meaning is encoded in phonetic variation; that is, what kind of information can we express to others via our pronunciation and what do others understand about us from how we pronounce our words. I teach various Linguistics and Applied Linguistics courses, but my specialty is Phonetics. 

Dates Available: Any weekday.

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Philosophy

Dr. Christine M. Koggel (christine.koggel@carleton.ca)

Christine M. Koggel is Professor and Graduate Supervisor in the Philosophy Department. Her main areas of research and teaching are in moral and political philosophy with specific interests in development ethics, feminism, and relational theory. She has authored, edited, and co-edited more than fifteen books, collections, and special issues and has numerous publications in journals and edited collections. She has held offices with the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy, the International Development Ethics Association, and the American Philosophical Association. She is currently Co-Editor of Journal of Global Ethics.

Dates Available: Mondays.

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Psychology

Dr. Anne Bowker (Anne.Bowker@carleton.ca)

As Associate Dean, my main focus is on student recruitment and retention. I’m always interested in hearing from students about what works and what doesn’t at Carleton and what we can do to make your university experience a successful one. I’m also a faculty member in psychology, researching how extra-curricular activities in children and youth can enhance positive development.

Dates Available: Everyday but Wednesday.


Dr. Rachel Burns (rachel.burns@carleton.ca)

My research focuses on health behaviour change and health outcomes. I have a particular interest in the associations between mental health, health behaviours, and health outcomes in individuals with type 2 diabetes, though my interests are not limited to this population.

Dates Available: Mondays and Fridays.


Dr. Tina Daniels (tina.daniels@carleton.ca)

Tina Daniels is an Associate Professor and the Associate Chair of the Psychology Dept. and studies bullying and social aggression. Currently she is focusing on changing our social milieu by building skills that are incompatible with bullying, both face-to-face and on-line, as well as empowering those targeted by bully behaviours, and building a social climate that is unaccepting of such behaviour. She is also interested in understanding the role social/relational aggression and cyberbullying plays within close relationships, in particular girls’ best friendships and romantic relationships. In conjunction with Girl Guides of Canada, she has developed and implemented Girls United: A Nation-wide Intervention Program to Address the Use of Social Aggression Within Girls’ Groups. She has recently been part of a national evaluation of the WITS program, a Canadian Bullying Prevention program, designed to reduce peer victimization. She regularly speaks at conferences and schools to teachers, parents, and children about why bullying occurs, why bystanders may not assist victims, and what individuals can do to respond effectively, to stop bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, and violence.

Dates Available: Mondays, Thursday and Tuesday on alternate weeks (Oct 2, 16, 30, Nov 13, 27, Dec 11).


Dr. Adelle Forth (adelle.forth@carleton.ca)

What is the impact of being involved with a psychopath? This is my most recent area of research. Much of my past research has focused on studying individuals with psychopathic traits, but I have realized we can learn a great deal from survivors. I am Adelle Forth and teach forensic psychology courses in the Department of Psychology. Some of you may know me from my dog Zak, he is one of the Carleton University’s therapy dogs. So, if you have questions about forensic psychology in general or psychopathy in particular or even dog-related questions let’s have lunch.

Dates Available: Wed, Oct 24; Wed, Nov 14; Wed, Nov 21; Wed, Nov 28; Wed, Dec 5.


Dr. Andrea Howard (andrea.howard@carleton.ca)

I’m Andrea Howard, an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department. I teach classes in our graduate program on advanced statistical methods for psychology research, and I occasionally teach classes in developmental psychology and stats at the undergraduate level. Some of my research focuses on challenges related to mental health and well-being during the transition to university. Other research focuses on understanding alcohol and drug use through adolescence and into young adulthood. I also have a special interest in the challenges faced by youth with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.

Dates Available: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.


Dr. Janet Mantler (janet.mantler@carleton.ca)
I am an Associate Professor in Psychology and I teach and conduct research in the area of the Psychology of Work and Careers. I focus on the effect of work stress on health and well-being and also on the transition from being a student to being someone who actively participates in the workforce.

Dates Available: Please contact professor.


Dr. Danay Novoa (danay.novoa@carleton.ca)

I fell in love with psychology during my first year of my undergraduate degree. I was inspired to understand why people behave the way they do and how others can influence us. Throughout my graduate school years, I became fascinated by how we interpret our experiences with others (e.g., breakups) and in turn how that affects our own self-perception (e.g., do we perceive a change in identity.

Dates Available: Fall (Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays). Winter (Monday through Thursday).


Dr. Andrew Smith (AndrewM.Smith@carleton.ca)

My program of research explores the cognitive processes involved in memory, judgment, and decision-making in real-world settings (e.g., eyewitness identification procedures, fingerprint-matching tasks, etc.). My primary objectives are to (1) develop a better theoretical understanding of the cognitive processes involved in false-positive decision errors (e.g., identifying an innocent suspect) and false-negative decision errors (e.g., failing to identify a guilty suspect) and to (2) develop procedures that (a) decrease the probability of these decision errors and (b) neutralize these decision errors when they do occur.

Dates Available: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

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School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies

Dr. Susan Ross (susan.ross@carleton.ca)

I am a licensed architect (OAQ) now specialized in heritage conservation, with specific interests in sustainable conservation, cultural landscapes, modern and industrial heritage. I teach courses on these subjects in the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies, and I also used to teach a more technical course in the School of Architecture and Urbanism on building pathology. Before joining Carleton in 2013, I worked in private practice, for the government, and for not-for profit groups, for over 20 years. I have worked on projects involving everything from museums to a hydro-electric station. One of my favourite projects involved working on 18 lighthouses across Canada. I am originally from Montreal, and lived for a time in Berlin, and now I enjoy living in Ottawa, since both my parents came from here. Fun facts: my mother’s father played for the Ottawa Rough Riders (1926 Dominion Champions) and his father owned the Kealey Waters mineral waters company, that bottled water from a source in Sandy Hill. I speak French fluently and German quite well.

Dates Available: Tuesday Nov.13, 20 or 27.


Dr. Allan J. Ryan (allan_ryan@carleton.ca)

Dr. Allan J. Ryan, Associate Professor, cross appointed to the School of Indigenous and Canadian Studies and Art History in the School for Studies in Art and Culture. Interests in Indigenous arts, film, humour, and pedagogy. In former lives has worked as a graphic designer, television satirist, singer-songwriter and recording artist. See: www.trickstershift.com.

Dates Available: Tuesday-Friday.

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Sociology

Dr. Tonya Davidson (tonya.davidson@carleton.ca)

Tonya Davidson is a sociologist who teaches Introduction to Sociology, the Sociology of Ottawa (a first-year seminar), and qualitative research methods. Her research focuses on monuments, social memory, nostalgia, and urban life.

Dates Available: Please contact professor.


Dr. Justin Paulson (justin.paulson@carleton.ca)

Justin Paulson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and also teaches in the graduate program in Political Economy. He researches problems of Marxian political economy and social movement theory, as well as the relationship of music to politics; he is most recently a co-investigator on a project involving the historical and contemporary processes of, and resistance to, enclosure of Indigenous lands in British Columbia. His courses include Classical Social Theory, Contemporary Social Theory, Collective Action and Social Movements, and Sociology of Trumpism; and, at the graduate level, Modern Marxist Theory and Theories of Political Economy.

Dates Available: November 15, 22, or 29.

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Women’s and Gender Studies

Dr. Katharine Bausch (katharine.bausch@carleton.ca)

Katharine Bausch teaches in the Pauline Jewett Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies where she can combine her two passions; all things about equality and popular culture. Katharine has a PhD in American History and now teaches about gender, race, class, sexuality, ability, and how these relate to our world around us, including popular culture.

Dates Available: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and some Fridays for lunch.


Dr. Dan Irving (dan.irving@carleton.ca)

Dan Irving is an Associate Professor teaching in the Women and Gender Studies program (Sexuality Studies Minor program) and the Human Rights and Social Justice program. His interdisciplinary research is located within the fields of Transgender Studies, feminist political economy and critical masculinity studies. He is currently working on a book addressing unemployment and underemployment among trans-identified people in Ontario and British Columbia. His new research project (nicknamed the “Eminem project”) explores the way that young men navigate feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, vulnerability and rage while growing up in current society. When not working he enjoys boxing, vegan cooking and Netflix.

Dates Available: Contact Professor.
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