Faculty Fellows

Annmarie Adams

2016-18 Fellow, Engineering, School of Architecture and Medicine, Social Studies of Medicine

Annmarie Adams

2016-18 Fellow, Engineering, School of Architecture and Medicine, Social Studies of Medicine

Dr. Annmarie Adams is jointly appointed in the School of Architecture and the Department of Social Studies of Medicine (SSoM).  An architectural historian, she is the Stevenson Chair in the Philosophy and History of Science and departmental chair of SSoM.  Adams is the author of Architecture in the Family Way: Doctors, Houses, and Women, 1870-1900 (McGill-Queens University Press, 1996), Medicine by Design:  The Architect and the Modern Hospital, 1893-1943 (University of Minnesota Press, 2008) and co-author of Designing Women: Gender and the Architectural Profession (University of Toronto Press, 2000). Her research has garnered numerous awards, including the Jason Hannah Medal from the Royal Society of Canada, a CIHR Health Career Award, and a YWCA Woman of Distinction prize. At McGill University, Adams served as Director of the School of Architecture from 2011-15 and as Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies in 2010-11. From 2012-15 she chaired the Canadian Council of University Schools of Architecture, a committee of the heads of accredited architecture schools in Canada.  In 2015, she was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Her current research explores the architecture of surgery, the design of long-term care institutions, and the architectural history of medical museums, complementing her
ongoing interest in the history of hospitals.  Her IPLAI fellowship comes from an ongoing commitment to enhance the university’s engagement with university collections, including the Maude Abbott Medical Museum.

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photo credit: Prof. Ricardo L Castro, FRAIC, School of Architecture, McGill University

Gretchen Bakke

2016-18 Fellow, Anthropology

Gretchen Bakke

2016-18 Fellow, Anthropology

Gretchen Bakke (Assistant Professor, Anthropology)
I am interested in what people do when the systems they rely upon stop working. Whether speaking of the end of political systems like communism, infrastructural systems like the electric grid, economic systems like whaling, or cultural systems like the contemporary university what unites my work is an abiding concern for both the inventive creativity and the normative impulses that systemic collapse begets. What is the nature of renewal, I ask, and what do people, diversely, make of things when disruptions in the known force new futures and forms upon them.

I write for both academic and general audiences on the Anthropology of Art, Historical Anthropology, and Social Studies of Technology as well as the occasional surprise publication on Hollywood Blockbusters. I have three books forthcoming. A trade publication: The Grid: The Fraying Wires between America and Our Energy Future Bloomsbury, in July 2016. A reader, co-edited with Marina Peterson. Anthropology of the Arts: A Reader Bloomsbury, October 2016, and an charming experimental volume also co-edited with Marina Peterson (and also with Bloomsbury, October 2017) called The B-Side of the Whale. Other recent publications include: “Dead White Men: An Essay on the Changing Dynamics of Race in American Action Cinema.” Anthropology Quarterly 83(2), 2010: 400-428; “Reframing History.” Slovene Studies 30(2), 2008: 185–217. “Continuum of the Human.” Camera Obscura 22 (3 66), 2007: 60-91. And “The Bathwater and the Babywater,” the afterword to Beyond the Aesthetic and the Anti-Aesthetic, ed. James Elkins. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press 2013.

More details can be found here: http://bakkeconsolidated.org/Welcome.html

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Room 718, Leacock Building,
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7
Tel.: 514-398-4300
Fax: 514-398-7476

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Sandeep  Banerjee

2016-18 Fellow, English

Sandeep  Banerjee

2016-18 Fellow, English

SANDEEP BANERJEE is Assistant Professor of English at McGill University. His research and pedagogy focus on colonial, anti-colonial and postcolonial literature; British literature of the long nineteenth century; colonial and postcolonial Bengali literature; literary and social theory. His work takes up questions of the production of space and nature, nationalism, fascism, globalization, and peripheral aesthetics, especially in the context of South Asia. His articles have featured in Victorian Literature and Culture, Modern Asian Studies, Global South, and Critical Imprints as well as in the edited volumes Cities in South Asia and Modern Social Thinkers. He is currently completing his monograph on the spatial dimension of Indian anti-colonial nationalism. His IPLAI project, “Spatial Form and Imperial Globalization: The Colonial Production of the Himalaya and the Literary Imagination, 1800 – 1950” investigates the production of Himalayan space and nature through the lens of uneven development during the Indo-British colonial encounter. Banerjee also holds a 3-year grant from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC).

faculty page

Arts 370

514 398 4400 Ext 00367

sandeep.banerjee@mcgill.ca

Jenny Burman

2016-18 Fellow, Art History and Communication Studies

Jenny Burman

2016-18 Fellow, Art History and Communication Studies

Jenny Burman is Associate Professor of Communication Studies in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies (AHCS), and an associate member of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF). She is the author of the book Transnational Yearnings: Tourism, Migration, and the Diasporic City (UBC Press, 2010), and numerous articles and book chapters about migration and deportation, transformations of urban culture in Canada, and the blind spots of multiculturalism. She is currently working on a project about gender-based violence in “blighted” urban zones, which involves counter-mapping and re-annotating online crime maps published by major newspapers and police.

faculty page

Office: Arts W-270
Phone: (514) 398-4936
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Ara Osterweil

2016-18 Fellow, English

Ara Osterweil

2016-18 Fellow, English

Ara Osterweil is an abstract painter, writer, and scholar of postwar film and art. She is also an Associate Professor of Cultural Studies and World Cinema in the English Department at McGill. Her first book, Flesh Cinema: The Corporeal Turn in American Avant-Garde Film (Manchester University Press, 2014), examines the representation of sexuality in experimental film of the 1960s and 1970s. She is a regular contributor to Artforum and has published numerous essays in journals such as Camera Obscura, Film Quarterly, Little Joe, Framework, The Brooklyn Rail, Millennium Film Journal, and C Magazine. She received an ArtsWriters Grant from Creative Capital/ The Warhol Foundation, as well as a SSHRC Insight Grant. She is currently working on two book projects: a revisionary study of cinema entitled The Pedophilic Imagination: A History of American Film, and a collection of experimental prose entitled Stains & Fragments. You can see and read some of her work at www.araosterweil.com

faculty page

Arts 205

514-398-4400 Ext 00901

ara.osterweil@mcgill.ca

Jonathan Sterne

2016-18 Fellow, Art History and Communication Studies

Jonathan Sterne

2016-18 Fellow, Art History and Communication Studies

Jonathan Sterne’s work is concerned with the cultural dimensions of communication technologies, especially their form and role in large-scale societies. One of his major ongoing projects has involved developing the history and theory of sound in the modern west. Beyond the work on sound and music, he has published over fifty articles and book chapters that cover a wide range of topics in media history, new media, cultural theory and disability studies. He has also written on the politics of academic labor and maintains an interest in the future of the university. His new projects consider instruments and instrumentalities; histories of signal processing; and the intersections of disability, technology and perception.

As a researcher, he employs historiographic, philosophical and interpretive methods, and in more recent work, long-form interviews and participant observation. In addition to his books and articles, Sterne has published online since 1994, experimenting with multimodal and open access approaches, which are now gathered under the “digital humanities” umbrella.

As a graduate teacher, Sterne supports student work in all his areas of interest, and is especially interested in supporting politicized scholarship.

Sterne has held fellowships from the Mellon and Woodrow Wilson Foundations, the Smithsonian Institution; and at The Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, and the University of Southern California. He has been a visiting scholar at Harvard and New York Universities, and a visiting researcher in the Social Media Collective at Microsoft Research New England. His work has also been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Fonds québécois de recherché sur la société et la culture, the Beaverbrook Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Australian Research Council. He has delivered over a hundred invitead lectures and keynotes around the world.

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Office: Arts W-280
Phone: (514) 398-5852
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Gavin Walker

2016-18 Fellow, History and Classical Studies

Gavin Walker

2016-18 Fellow, History and Classical Studies

Gavin Walker is Assistant Professor of History and East Asian Studies at McGill University. He is the author of The Sublime Perversion of Capital: Marxist Theory and the Politics of History in Modern Japan (Duke University Press, 2016), and a member of the editorial collective of positions: asia critique. He is the author of dozens of articles in critical theory, intellectual history, Marxist theory and historiography, and the history of modern Japanese thought. His second book, The Philosophy of Primitive Accumulation: History, Excess, Origin is forthcoming from the Historical Materialism book series (Brill/Haymarket). With colleagues in Philosophy and Political Theory, he co-directs the Critical Social Theory at McGill research group, and holds a major 5-year SSHRC Insight Grant. Current projects include a translation and introduction to Kojin Karatani’s Marx: Towards the Centre of Possibility (forthcoming from Verso) and two further monographs, one on the return to Marxism in contemporary social theory, and the other on modern Japanese intellectual history. His IPLAI project, “Cultural Form and the Aesthetics of Globalization” attempts to consider the nature of the concept of uneven development in the era of globalization, focusing on the re-reading of the transnational formation of Marxist theoretical inquiry.

faculty page

Leacock 627
gavin.walker@mcgill.ca

Katherine Zien

2016-18 Fellow, English

Katherine Zien

2016-18 Fellow, English

Katherine Zien is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at McGill University. Zien’s pedagogy and research focus on theatre and performance in the Americas, with emphasis on transnational mobility, cultural management, and frameworks of racialization. Her forthcoming monograph, Sovereign Acts: Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone (Rutgers University Press, 2017) investigates intersections of performances with legal constructions of imperialism, race, and national sovereignty in the Panama Canal Zone during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Zien’s research is featured in journals including Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Theatre Survey, Women and Performance, The Journal of Popular Music Studies, e-misférica, Theatre Research in Canada, alt.theatre, Global South, Identities, and Latin American Theatre Review. She may be contacted at katherine.zien [at] mcgill.ca.

faculty page

arts 355

katherine.zien@mcgill.ca

Nathalie M. Cooke

2015-17 Fellow, English

Nathalie M. Cooke

2015-17 Fellow, English

Nathalie Cooke Professor of English, and affiliated with the Department of History at McGill and the Department of English at Concordia University. Her publications focus on the shaping of taste through Canadian literature, culture, and foodways. Author of a biography of Margaret Atwood (1998) and a critical companion to her work (2004), she is editor of What’s to Eat? Entrées into Canadian Food History (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2009) and founding editor of Cuizine: The Journal of Canadian Food Cultures / Revue des cultures culinaires au Canada, which now has an annual readership of over 12,000 from more than 114 countries. 

Nathalie Cooke McGill University
James Administration Building
845 Sherbrooke St. West
Room 600
Montreal, Quebec
Canada H3A 0G5

Roe-Min Kok

2015-17 Fellow, Schulich School of Music

Roe-Min Kok

2015-17 Fellow, Schulich School of Music

I’m interested in identifying and analyzing cultural frameworks through which music is (was) created, received, understood, and discussed, with the premise that culture-specific elements are inherent, inescapable even, in all works of art. I studied musicology, ethnomusicology and cultural anthropology. My dissertation—which contextualized primary sources within social and cultural history—probed representations of romantic childhood in the music of the nineteenth-century German composer Robert Schumann. Presently I’m completing an edition of the piano work Kreisleriana for the New Schumann Complete Critical Edition (Schott), and editing a volume of Schumann-related essays and articles for the Early Romantic Composers series (Ashgate).

In addition to authoring articles, essays, and reviews, I co-edited Rethinking Schumann (Oxford University Press) and Musical Childhoods and the Cultures of Youth (Wesleyan University Press). Current projects include a monograph about Robert and Clara Schumann, cross-cultural aesthetic education, neohumanism, folklore, children’s culture, and representations of death in early romantic Germany. I am also exploring the transmission and reception of Western classical music in the former British Empire, a project encompassing issues of globalization, postcolonialism, identity, and gender.

Roe-Min Kok
Associate Professor of Music
Chair, Department of Music Research, 2015-18
514-398-4400 ext. 089403 (O)

Charmaine Nelson

2015-17 Fellow, Art History

Charmaine Nelson

2015-17 Fellow, Art History

Charmaine Nelson is an Associate Professor of Art History. Her research and teaching interests include postcolonial and black feminist scholarship, critical (race) theory, Trans Atlantic Slavery Studies and Black Diaspora Studies. She has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation and Black Canadian Studies. Nelson has authored five books including, The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007) and Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art (New York: Routledge, 2010). Her sixth book Slavery, Geography and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica (Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, forthcoming October 2015) delivers one of the first Slavery Studies books to juxtapose temperate and tropical slavery and the first such comparative work in Art History.

Charmaine Nelson
Associate Professor of Art History
McGill University
AHCS, Arts W-290
853 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, QC
Canada
H3A 0G5
tel: (514)398-2210
fax: (514)398-7247

Books: http://www.blackcanadianstudies.com/books/

Website: http://www.blackcanadianstudies.com/

Tamar Tembeck

2015-17 Fellow, Art History, Media@Mcgill

Tamar Tembeck

2015-17 Fellow, Art History, Media@Mcgill

Tamar Tembeck (www.tembeck.org) is an art historian and performing artist, whose research interests centre on the body in representation, the politics of in/visible difference, and contemporary art practices within health care environments. After completing her doctoral research on the subject of “performative autopathographies” in contemporary art, she curated Auto/Pathographies, a group exhibition shown at the Kunstpavillon in Innsbruck and at OBORO in Montréal, documented in a bilingual catalogue published in 2014 (www.autopathographies.net).

In 2012, Tamar joined Media@McGill, a hub of interdisciplinary research on media, technology and culture, where she regularly contributes to public scholarship initiatives, including The Participatory Condition (www.pcond.ca) and Radical Affordances: Emerging Art, Scholarship and Activism at the Intersection of Media and Disability Studies (www.radicalaffordances.ca). She is co-editor of a special issue of Photography & Culture on “Conflict[ed] Reporting” (July 2015), and of the forthcoming volume, The Participatory Condition, under contract with the University of Minnesota Press. During her Resident Faculty Fellowship with IPLAI, she looks forward to contributing her interests in performance studies and practice, critical disability studies, as well as art history and visual culture to the development of a new PLAI course.

 

Deena Yanofsky

2015-17 Fellow, McGill Libraries

Deena Yanofsky

2015-17 Fellow, McGill Libraries

Deena Yanofsky is a Liaison Librarian in the Humanities and Social Sciences Library at McGill University. She provides teaching, learning, and research support for the School of Urban Planning and the Department of Political Science, and is responsible for specialised reference and instruction in geospatial information discovery and access, with specific responsibility for the Library’s map collection.

Over the past five years, she has been involved in the geomatics sector, working with non-profit groups, grassroots organizations, and federal, provincial and
territorial governments in strategic planning, community engagement, and advocacy. She sat on the Steering Committee for the Canadian Geomatics Community Round Table (now GeoAlliance Canada), and currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Canadian Map Libraries and Archives.

Her research and teaching interests include information literacy, open government, and digital (geo)humanities. In particular, she is interested in exploring the ways in which the democratization of information (through digital methodologies) contributes to, and/or challenges, the construction of citizenship.

Deena Yanofsky

Liaison Librarian, Political Science, Urban Planning, and Maps
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
McGill Universitywww.mcgill.ca/library/librarians/deena-yanofsky

From 2009-2016 IPLAI appointed up to eight new faculty members to two-year terms as Faculty Fellows. The fellows develop collaborative, interdisciplinary research projects and co-teach a course in the PLAI series. Faculty Fellow are integral to the operations and reach of IPLAI’s teaching and learning mandate. Past Faculty Fellows remain Fellows of the Institute after their term of residency and are an essential part of IPLAI’s ongoing programs. From 2017 onward, the Faculty Fellowship will be connected to the Luce Foundation’s artist residency program. More information and CFA here.

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Faculty Fellows 2014-2016

Anastassios Anastassiadis, Assistant Professor of History & Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek Studies
Martha de Francisco, Area Chair, Sound Recording, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Music
Ian Gold, Associate Professor, Philosophy
Becky Lentz, Associate Professor, Communication Studies
Seda Oz, Assistant Professor, Accounting, Destautels Faculty of Management

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Faculty Fellows 2013-2015

Garth Green, Associate Professor, Faculty of Religious Studies
Lynn Kozak, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
Bronwen Low, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Tina Piper, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law (on leave)
Monica Popescu, Associate Professor, Department of English, Faculty of Arts
Jui Ramaprasad, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management

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Faculty Fellows 2012-2014

Wendy Adams, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Patrick Hansen, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Music
Michael Jemtrud, Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Stephen McAdams, Professor, Schulich School of Music
Alanna Thain, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Stéfan Sinclair, Associate Professor, Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (Digital Humanities)

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Faculty Fellows 2009-2012

Alia Al-Saji, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Mark Antaki, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law
Ricardo L. Castro, Associate Professor, School of Architecture
Steven Huebner, Professor, Schulich School of Music (research)
Juliet Johnson, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
Sara Laimon, Associate Professor, Schulich School of Music (performance)
Teresa Strong-Wilson, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education
Christina Tarnopolsky, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science