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Carol B. Duncan

Professor, 3M National Teaching Fellow

Areas of Expertise: African Diaspora; African Caribbean religion; Religion and immigration; African Canadian; Religion and popular culture; Caribbean religion and culture; African-Canadians

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519-884-0710 ext.3692

Cynthia Comacchio

Professor, Series Editor, Studies in Childhood and Family in Canada:

Areas of Expertise: Gender, class and family; Parenting roles, infant care and childrearing; Social welfare and social policy regarding children and families; Health policy, education and care; Maternity, infants, children and adolescents; The culture of childhood and adolescence in Canada; Adolescents and popular culture in 20th century Canada; The modernization of Canadian families; Canadian families during the Great Depression; The development of industrial hygiene/occupational health programs in Canada during the 20th century;

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519 884 0710 ext.3422

Chris Klassen

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: Feminist theory; Contemporary Paganism; Environmental ethics; Disability studies; Popular culture; Women and religion

519 884 0710 ext.3626

Kenneth Paradis

Program Coordinator, English (Brantford)

Areas of Expertise: Evangelical Christian popular fiction. Evangelical Christian popular culture. Evangelical Christian apocalyptic literature. Conspiratorialism in American culture.

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(519) 756-8228 ext.5838

Peter Urquhart

Associate Professor

Areas of Expertise: Canadian film and television industries; Documentary film and television; Cultural policy; Contemporary Canadian, British and American popular culture

Biography: My teaching and research interests mostly surround popular visual media with a special interest in film and television studies. I also study and/or teach cultural policy, national popular cultures, popular music studies and media history. Recent…

(519) 884-0710 ext.4150

Kirsten Yri

Associate Professor, Musicology

Areas of Expertise: Art music of the twentieth century; 1920s-40s German music; Popular music; Cross-cultural influences in high art music; Medievalism in contemporary music and popular culture; Post-colonialism and music; feminism and music;

Biography: Dr. Kirsten Yri received her MA and PhD in musicology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook after completing a BMus in Music History and Literature at University of Victoria, and an ARCT in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of…

519 884-0710 ext.2481

Penelope Ironstone

Associate Professor, Communication Studies, MA CAST

Areas of Expertise: Health and Risk Communication; Cultural Studies of Science and Medicine; Influenza in the media, historically and present; Popular Culture; Media Monintoring and Analysis; Queer media studies;

Biography: Dr. Penelope Ironstone is an interdisciplinary scholar with degrees in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (B.A. Hons., Carleton University, 1991), Comparative Literary Studies (M.A., Carleton University, 1993), and Social & Political Thought (Ph.D.,…

519.884.1970 ext.3121

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