Faculty Expertise

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Areas of Expertise

Daniel Brandes
Assistant Professor of Humanities; Director, Foundation Year Program
  • Contemporary political theory
  • Post-Kantian continental philosophy
  • Modern Jewish thought
  • Jewish philosophy from Maimonides to Levinas
  • Hannah Arendt
Sarah Clift
Vice-President, Associate Professor, Contemporary Studies
  • Philosophies of memory
  • Philosophies and practices of translation
  • Trauma theory
  • Modern social and political thought
  • Remembrance and public space
  • The politics of public apologies
  • Contemporary philosophy (deconstruction; existential philosophy; phenomenology)
Tim Currie
Assistant Professor of Journalism
  • Social media
  • Online comments
  • Corrections
Pauline Dakin
Assistant Professor of Journalism
  • Podcasting
  • Audio journalism
  • Science/health reporting
Mélanie Frappier
Associate Professor of Humanities
  • History of medicine
  • Modern science
  • Engineering ethics
  • (fluent in French)
Kyle Fraser
Associate Professor of Humanities; Director, History of Science and Technology Program
  • Ancient philosophy and science
  • Ancient religions
  • History of magic and the occult
  • History of alchemy
  • History of astrology and divination
Samuel Gillis Hogan
Faculty Fellow in the Humanities, Foundation Year Program
  • History of magic and occult philosophy
  • History of medieval and early modern necromancy (spirit summoning rituals)
  • History of chiromancy, divination, and astrology
  • Premodern conceptions of fairies
Dorota Glowacka
Professor, Contemporary Studies
  • Holocaust and genocide studies
  • Gender and genocide
  • Holocaust literature and art
  • Polish-Jewish relations after the Holocaust
  • Gender studies and feminist theory
  • Continental philosophy
Dean Jobb
Professor, Writing & Publishing
  • Writing/researching creative nonfiction
  • Media law
  • Defamation and publication bans
  • Press freedom and media history
Stephen Kimber
Inglis Professor, MFA Cohort Director
  • Long-form narratives
  • The role of fact in fiction and nonfiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Nova Scotia politics
Simon Kow
Professor of Humanities
  • Early modern political thought
  • Encounters between East Asian and Western thought and culture
  • Global history of maritime piracy
  • The Enlightenment
Kathryn Morris
Assistant Professor of Humanities; Director, Early Modern Studies Program
  • Early modern witchcraft
  • The vampire (early modern to contemporary)
  • Early modern science
  • Early modern science fiction
Peter O’Brien
Assistant Professor, Latin Literature
  • Latin
  • Ancient Greek
  • Classical literature
  • Mythology
  • Roman History
Trina Roache
Assistant Professor, Journalism
  • Indigenous issues
  • Decolonization and reconciliation in journalism
  • Visual storytelling
  • Documentary
  • Mi’kmaw history and contemporary society
Stephen Snobelen
Professor of Humanities
  • Isaac Newton
  • Early modern science
  • The popularisation of science 18c – present
  • The relationship between science & religion
  • History of communication technologies
  • Science fiction film
  • Apocalyptic, prophetic and millenarian thought
Ian Stewart
Associate Professor of Humanities
  • History of ancient, medieval and early modern science and philosophy
  • History and philosophy of climate change science
  • Contemporary issues in environmental management
  • Social-ecological systems theory
David Swick
Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Journalism ethics
  • Long-form narratives
Terra Tailleur
Assistant Professor, Multimedia
  • Digital news
  • Online writing and production
  • Journalism ethics, verification and fact-checking
  • Multimedia
  • Work-integrated learning
Kelly Toughill
Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Journalism business models
  • Numeracy
Gillian Turnbull
Director, Writing & Publishing
  • Popular, folk, country music
  • Gender and pop music
  • Writing, creative nonfiction/fiction
Fred Vallance-Jones
Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Investigative journalism
  • Data / public records
  • Government openness
  • Freedom of information


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Associate Director, Communications, Advancement Office

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