Working Groups

During each academic year, the JHI sponsors interdisciplinary Working Groups composed of graduate students and faculty who conduct research or engage in other scholarly exchange. To learn more about each group and/or to request to join a group, click on the title of the group. You can also find out about groups from previous years on the Working Groups Archives page.

Current Working Groups

The groups (and group leads) for 2022-23 are:

Deparochializing the Political Theory Curriculum (new)*

  • Matthew Walton, A&S Political Science
  • Arturo Chang Quiroz, UTM Political Science
  • Devin Ouelette, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science
  • Melissa Williams, A&S Political Science

Elite Africa: Creativity, Expertise and Power (new)

  • Antoinette Handley, A&S Political Science
  • Dickson Eyoh, New College African Studies
  • Sean Hawkins, A&S History
  • Melissa Levin, New College African Studies
  • Nakanyike Musisi, A&S History

Global Marxism: Rethinking Marxist Thought in a Counter-Revolutionary Age (new)

  • Kristin Plys, UTM Sociology
  • Jasmine Chorley Foster, Ph.D. cand., Political Science
  • Priyansh, Ph.D. student, Kinesiology & Physical Education

Historical Ontologies (new)

  • Adrien Zakar, A&S Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations and History & Philosophy of Science & Technology
  • Natalie Rothman, UTSC Historical & Cultural Studies

Jesuit History Research Group (renewal)

  • Andreas Motsch, FAS French
  • Jean-Olivier Richard, SMC Christianity & Culture
  • John Meehan, SJ; Director, Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, Trinity College
  • Fr. Thomas Worcester,SJ; President, Regis College

Mapping Languages: Working with Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, and Tshiluba Speakers in the GTA (new)

  • Suzi Lima, A&S Linguistics
  • Fatima Hamlaoui, A&S French
  • Juvénal Ndayiragije, UTSC Language Studies

Medieval World Drama (new)

  • Matt Sergi, A&S English

Performance Cultures of the Web (new)

  • Nikki Cesare Schotzko, A&S Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Douglas Eacho, A&S Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Ilana Khanin, Ph.D. student, Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies

Public Writing in the Humanities (renewal)

  • Christy Anderson, A&S Art History

Rethinking Policing, Penality, and Pandemic (renewal)

  • rosalind hampton, OISE Social Justice Education
  • Vannina Sztainbok, independent researcher

Stories Kids Tell at Home: Storying Immigrant Students’ Schooling Experiences in Canada (new)

  • Njoki Wane, OISE Social Justice Education
  • Soudeh Oladi Ghadikolaei, OISE Social Justice Education

Theatre as Medicine (new)*

  • Larry Switzky, UTM English & Drama
  • Marlene Goldman, UTSC English

Theorizing Social Movements: A View from the Global South (new)*

  • Julie Moreau, A&S Political Science
  • Janine Clark, UTM Political Science

Transformative Sustainability Pedagogies (new)

  • Michael Classens, A&S School of the Environment
  • Liat Margolis, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design
  • Nicole Spiegelaar, Trinity College and School of the Environment
  • Hilary Inwood, OISE Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  • Ellyse Winter, Trinity College and School of the Environment
  • Sarah Urquhart, Ph.D. student, OISE Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  • Maria Vamvalis, Ph.D. student, OISE Curriculum, Teaching & Learning
  • Matilda Dipieri, M.E.S. student, School of the Environment

Visual Cultures of the Circumpolar North (renewal)

  • Mark Cheetham, A&S Art History
  • Ivana Dizdar, postdoctoral fellow, A&S Art History
  • Isabelle Gapp, postdoctoral fellow, A&S Art History

*Co-funded by the UTM Office of the Vice-Principal Research