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Professor, Film Studies Undergraduate Advisor
Areas of Expertise: Classical Hollywood; New Hollywood; Gender studies; Genre studies; Cultural studies; Film History
Biography: Philippa Gates specializes in the representations of gender, age, and race in American …
Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Areas of Expertise: Nanoparticles: synthesis and optical properties; Metal Nanoparticles: gold and silver, shape and size selection Colloidal particles: synthesis, stability, monodispersity; Self-assembly: polymer, colloids; Nanocomposites: core-shell particles, metallodielectrics Polymers: liquid crystals, thin films, rheology, tribology
Biography: I joined Chemistry Department in July of 2004 as a Materials Chemist. I received my Master degree working with polymer liquid crystals under the supervision of Prof. Valery P. Shibaev at Moscow State University. During my Ph.D., I studied polymer and…
Professor (on Sabbatical Leave)
Areas of Expertise: Contemporary German culture; German film; European film; German literature; Business German
Associate Professor of French and Cultural Analysis and Social Theory
Areas of Expertise: Contemporary capitalism; Film as allegory; Political cinema; French politics and culture
Biography: Milo Sweedler studied English and comparative literature at Binghamton University before moving to Paris, where he studied in the Texte, Imaginaire, Société program at the Université de Paris VIII. He completed his PhD in French at Emory University under…
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3002
Areas of Expertise: Media history (film, radio, television); The Titanic disaster; Orson Welles; Media representation of island survivor stories: Robinson Crusoe to Lost
Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: philosophy of art; aesthetics; film and photography; philosophy of technology; technology and society
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
Associate Professor (On Leave)
Areas of Expertise: Literature by Immigrants; Rwanda; Human Rights in Literature and Film; African Literature; Czech Literature;
(519) 884-0710 ext.2949
Areas of Expertise: Memory Studies; Film Theory; The (contemporary) Art Film; Adaptation; Literature and Film W.G. Sebald’s Prose Texts
Biography: Books authored/co-edited: …
(519) 884-0710 ext.2380
Contract Academic Staff
Areas of Expertise: Visual Culture; Game Studies; Cinematography; Performance Studies; Digital Performance; Shakespeare; Canadian Theatre; Film History; Piracy
Biography: Peter Kuling lectures in Communication Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. He was recently appointed as the 2012/13 visiting scholar at the University of Toronto’s Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. His current research looks at…
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