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Vladimir Kitaev

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…

519-884-0710 ext.3643

Ute Lischke

Professor (on Sabbatical Leave)

Areas of Expertise: Contemporary German culture; German film; European film; German literature; Business German

519-884-0710 ext.3607

Milo Sweedler

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

Paul Heyer

Professor Emeritus

Areas of Expertise: Media history (film, radio, television); The Titanic disaster; Orson Welles; Media representation of island survivor stories: Robinson Crusoe to Lost

519.884.1970 ext.2360

M. Carl Simpson

Contract Academic Staff

Areas of Expertise: philosophy of art; aesthetics; film and photography; philosophy of technology; technology and society


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

Peter Kuling

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…

519.884.0710 ext.2627 (Voice Mail)

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