Affiliated Faculty

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Spanish at the Department of French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies

Raúl Álvarez Moreno specializes in Medieval and Early Modern Spanish literature, culture, and language. His current research focuses on the connections between economic thought and medieval/early modern sources. He also has a particular interest in how the relation between language and reality articulates ideology. Other areas of research include Celestina, medieval story-telling, the Picaresque novel, Cervantes, Visual culture, and Travel writing. 

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor and School of Law Associate Dean, Graduate Studies and Professional Programs

Ljiljana Biukovic is an international law scholar whose research focuses on trade and investment issues of international economic integration and on the impact of international trade law on national regulatory governance.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor and Department of Anthropology Head

Alexia Bloch is a cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on mobility and immobility, with particular emphasis on gender, families, and citizenship in contemporary Eurasia.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, History

Early Medieval Europe, Carolingian Intellectual and Cultural History

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures

Dennis Britton researches and teaches early modern English literature, with a focus on the history of race, critical race theory, Protestant theology, and the history of emotion.

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of Film (and Honorary Fellow for the School of Arts, University of Roehampton, London)

William Brown is both a scholar and a maker of films, with work spanning fiction, documentary, the video-essay and hybrids of all three.

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of History

Benjamin Bryce is a historian of migration in the Americas. Among his major projects, two deal with German emigration and transatlantic connections to Germany. At UBC, he teaches “History 356: Twentieth Century Germany.” He is a co-editor of the Journal of the Canadian Historical Association.
You can read more about his work at www.benjaminbryce.ca.

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

Anna Casas Aguilar is a literary and cultural studies scholar, and her research explores the intimate connections between gender, nationalism, and regionalism in modern Spanish and Catalan literature and visual culture.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of French, Hispanic & Italian Studies

Joël Castonguay-Bélanger research focuses primarily on the Enlightenment and its legacies, the literature and culture of the French Revolution, and the circulation and transmission of knowledge in eighteenth-century France.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of History
Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film
Affiliated Faculty, Professor and Head of History

Bonnie Effros teaches and conducts research on the history of archaeology, antiquarianism, and collecting in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries; late antique and early medieval history and archaeology; and gender history and archaeology. She is interested in addressing the deep entanglement of the formation of the discipline of archaeology and the foundation of archaeological museums and private collections with European national and colonial politics.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

Kyle Frackman is a film and literature scholar whose research focuses primarily on representations of gender and sexuality in German and Scandinavian culture and history.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of French Renaissance Literature

Nancy Frelick specializes in French Renaissance Literature and visual culture, as well as post-structuralist psychoanalytic criticism and gender studies, among others. She is currently completing two book projects: one on mirror motifs; and the other on the reception of women writers.

 

Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies

Vincent Gélinas-Lemaire works on French and Francophone literatures from 1945 to the present, with a particular focus on the spatial invention and representation of post-conflict and post-industrial environments.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor of History

Eagle Glassheim is a historian whose current research focuses on the environmental history of Eastern and Central Europe.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor Emerita of French

Sima Godfrey is a specialist in 19th-century French literature and cultural history.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor & Department Head of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

Prof. Gramling’s (he/they) research explores linguistics, intersectionality, and cultural communications in Europe. Gramling is a proud member of the AHRC Translating Cultures Theme Researching Multilingually at Borders, the American Literary Translators Association, and is the Translations section editor of Transgender Studies Quarterly (Duke University Press).

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor, Department of English

Ayasha Guerin is an interdisciplinary artist, curator, and professor of Black Diaspora Studies.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures

Stephen Guy-Bray specializes in Renaissance poetry, queer theory, and queer poetics

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

Markus Hallensleben’s field is Germanic Studies and his current research focuses on Transitional Spaces in Post-Migration German-Language Literatures.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology

Tracey Heatherington is an environmental anthropologist whose research explores the cultural politics of nature, climate and biodiversity in the context of Italy and the European Union.

Associate Professor, Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies

Ilinca Iurascu’s research focuses on intersections between literature and media theory, histories of material culture and technology in German and comparative studies, 18th-early 20th c.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Political Science

Alan Jacobs works on comparative public policy and political economy of advanced industrialized democracies and on qualitative and mixed-method methodology.

Faculty-in-Residence, Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation, Professor of Political Science

Richard Johnston is starting work on a comparative study of campaigns and elections with European and North American cases. He is also continuing his collaborative work on immigration, diversity, multiculturalism, and the welfare state.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor, Department of Sociology

Thomas Kemple’s research advances European and North American traditions of classical and contemporary social theory from the late 18th century to the present.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor, Korean Language and Literature
Affiliated Faculty, Professor of History

Alexei Kojevnikov is currently Co-Director of Science, Technology, and Society Program: https://sts.arts.ubc.ca/about-sts/program-officers/

Current projects include: Space-Time, Death-Resurrection, and the Russian Revolution; Biosocial Boundaries and Cross-Cultural Encounters

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of Teaching – French

Caroline Lebrec is a specialist of the forms of writing under constraints and gender-inclusive writing. Her research interests include French literature from 1900 to the present, especially avant-gardes and Oulipo (Workshop for Potential Literature) and inclusive pedagogy.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Teaching, German Studies

Jason Lieblang is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies specializing in German Studies. He works at the intersection of crisis, culture, and masculinities, especially in Germanic contexts.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures & Norman Colbeck Curator, UBC Library Rare Books and Special Collections

Gregory Mackie’s research emphases are drama, book history, and queer studies at the turn of the twentieth century.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor, Department of Anthropology, Chair, Program in the Study of Religion

A recipient of Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, SSHRC, Fulbright and Hewlett fellowships, and an honorary Fellow of the American Folklore Society, she has published on religion, folklore, foodways, festival and witchcraft in Europe and North America, and is a leading authority on the modern Pagan movement.

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of German Studies

Ervin Malakaj’s expertise ranges from 19-21st Century German media history with a focus on emotion studies, queer studies, and film studies.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literatures

Ramesh Mallipeddi’s areas of expertise include restoration and eighteenth-century English literature; the early novel; historiographies of colonialism and slavery; sentimentalism; transatlantic studies; critical theory; postcolonial literature and criticism.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory

Jaleh Mansoor teaches modern and contemporary art history with an emphasis on Post WWII European Art.  Her areas of interest, in addition to art and its histories, include Formalism, Marxist Feminism, Frankfurt School Theory and art as technology.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Sociology

Renisa Mawani works in the fields of critical theory and colonial legal history and has published widely on law, colonialism, and legal geography.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Political Science

Lisa McIntosh Sundstrom’s research focuses on transnational activism and NGO politics, particularly involving Russian civil society. She is also the leader of the SSHRC-funded network Activists in International Courts (ActinCourts), which connects researchers and human rights practitioners to build knowledge on the roles of nongovernmental activists in international human rights courts and tribunals, including the European Court of Human Rights.

Network Leaders | ActInCourts (ubc.ca)

Affiliated Faculty, Professor. Dept. of Anthropology & Institute of Oceans and Fisheries

hagwil hayetsk (Charles Menzies) studies resource dependent communities in western Canada and Western Europe (Donegal & Brittany).  His approach includes film and ethnographic methods.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Visual Art, and Theory

Dr. Monteyne teaches the art history and media cultures of Renaissance Italy and Northern Europe, of Counter-Reformation Rome, 16th and 17th century Spain and Spanish America, and the Northern European urban and courtly cultures of the 17th century.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of French, Graduate Advisor

Patrick Moran is a specialist of medieval French literature. His research interests include medieval literature, 12th and 13th century narrative genres, codicology and material philology, literary theory and cognitive poetics, modern fantasy fiction and modern medievalism.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Central, Eastern and Northern European Studies
Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of French

Katharina Piechocki specializes in early modern French and Romance literature, in particular theatre, opera, cartography, medicine, gender, affect, and translation studies. Having studied French, Italian, and Portuguese as well as Theater, Film, and Media Studies, she has completed two doctorates, in Romance Studies (University of Vienna) and in Comparative Literature (NYU).

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor of Romance Philology, Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies

Anne Salamon specializes in philology and history of Romance languages. Her research focuses primarily on medieval French-language texts, from the point of view of ecdotics, codicology and material philology.

Affiliated Faculty, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

Elif Sari is a socio-cultural anthropologist whose research focuses on transnational sexualities, migration/asylum, humanitarianism, and queer and critical race theory with a specific focus on the Middle East and its diasporas.

Affiliated Faculty, Professor of Teaching in Political Science

Allen Sens is engaged in research on international security, teaching and learning, and knowledge mobilization.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Art History, Visual Art and Theory

T’ai Smith is an historian of modern and contemporary art, design, and visual culture in Europe and North America. Her research focuses on textiles and fashion as economic and medial forms.

Affiliated Faculty, Associate Professor of Political Science

Yves Tiberghien is a comparative political economist with interest in both European and Asian political economy, as well as a particular interest in French politics. His research focuses on comparative economic policies in the context of globalization, climate politics, and the changing framework of global governance.