Advisory Board

The Advisory Board meets five or six times during each academic year. Its purpose is to advise the Director on major questions of orientation and vision for the Jackman Humanities Institute, including policies, programs, and general oversight on all activities. The Advisory Board connects the Jackman Humanities Institute with the humanities departments and their faculty and students across the University of Toronto.  This committee is composed of senior faculty members and department chairs from the humanities disciplines, representatives from the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC), the Faculty of Arts & Science, and other faculties. Members are usually appointed for three-year terms.

  • Alison Keith, Director, Jackman Humanities Institute
  • Ryan Balot, Chair, A&S Political Science
  • Joshua Barker, Vice-Provost, Graduate Research & Education and Dean, School of Graduate Studies; A&S Anthropology
  • James Cahill, Director, A&S Cinema Studies / French
  • Georges Farhat, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design
  • Tara Goldstein, OISE Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  • Will Kwan, UTSC Arts, Culture, Media
  • Naomi Morgenstern, Chair, A&S English
  • Juvénal Ndayiragije, Interim Chair, UTSC Language Studies
  • Nasim Niknafs, Associate Dean of Research, Faculty of Music
  • Ana-Teresa Pérez Leroux, Chair, A&S Spanish & Portuguese
  • Ajay Rao, UTM Vice-Dean Graduate / Historical Studies
  • Gurpreet Rattan, Chair, UTM Philosophy
  • Matt Ratto, Associate Dean Research, Faculty of Information
  • Kerry Rittich, Faculty of Law / A&S Women & Gender Studies
  • Stefan Soldovieri, Chair, A&S Germanic Languages & Literatures
  • Cheryl Suzack, A&S English / Indigenous Studies; Faculty of Law
  • Caitlin Tillman, UTL Assoc Chief Librarian, Collections