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Our Faculty and Staff

Core Faculty


Susan Brown
Professor School of English and Theatre Studies, CTS Faculty Advisor
Email: sbrown@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x53266
Office: MacKinnon 412

Areas of specialization: digital humanities, critical infrastructure studies, linked open data, Victorian writing, feminist theory and literary history

Teaching:

CTS1000 Culture and Technology: Keywords
CTS 3000 Data and Difference
CTS*4010 Project Management and Prototyping
CTS*4020 Digital Research Project

SETS graduate courses may sometimes serve as 4000-level CTS course
Digital Research Project supervision. Past supervisions include projects on semantically encoded profiles of women writers; authorship attribution; gaming and subjectivity; an online collection of alternative song lyrics; linked open data; ontologies; the internet and literary theory; hypertext and postmodernism.



Kim Martin
Assistant Professor, History
Email: kmarti20@uoguelph.ca
Office: MCKN 1003

Areas of Specialization: Serendipity in digital environments, linked open data, inclusive makerspaces, digital history pedagogy, digital humanities.

Teaching:

CTS 2010 Digital Approaches to Culture
CTS 3010 Digital Arts & Critical Making
CTS 3020 Digital Storytelling & Public Humanities

CTS*4010 Project Management and Prototyping
CTS*4020 Digital Research Project

Available for project supervision in areas including oral history, augmented reality, critical making, digital history, information behaviour, feminism and technology, and anything related to the study of serendipity!



Paul Barrett
Assistant Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies
Email: barrettp@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x53135

Areas of Specialization: Digital humanities, Canadian literature, critical race theory.

Teaching:

CTS*2000 Scripting for the Humanities

CTS*4010 Project Management and Prototyping
CTS*4020 Digital Research Project

Available for project supervision in areas connected to textual analysis, social media analysis, Canadian culture, video games, and depictions of race online.



Asen O. Ivanov
Postdoctoral Fellow, THINC Lab,
McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph
Email:  ivanova@uoguelph.ca
Office: McKinnon 280

Areas of Specialization:  Digital Curation, Digital Archives, Data and Information Practices, Digital Humanities

Teaching: LING*3020 Linguistics and Technology


 

Affiliated Faculty


Samantha Brennan
Dean, College of Arts, University of Guelph | Professor, Philosophy
Email: sjbrennan@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 X53301
Office: Dean's Office Suite, Mackinnon Extension

Areas of specialization: Moral theory, social and political philosophy, feminist theory, feminist ethics

Teaching:Available for project supervision in areas connected to ethics and feminist philosophy.



Don Bruce
Professor School of Languages and Literatures
Email: don.bruce@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x52656
Office: MacKinnon 044

Areas of Specialization: 19th Century French literature, culture theory, interface between scientific and non-scientific discourses,

Teaching: Guest Lecturer. Available for project supervision in areas connected to literature and science, and scientific discourse.



Kim Francis
Professor, Music School of Fine Art and Music
Email: kfranc02@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x52362
Office: Johnston Hall
Lab: 108

Areas of Specialization: Feminist musicology; Nadia Boulanger; 19th- and 20th-century France; medicine and music; occultism and religion.

Teaching: Available for project supervision in areas connected to digital pedagogy tools, feminist musicology.



Dan Gillis
Associate Professor & Statistician, School of Computer Science
Email: dgillis@uoguelph.ca
Phone Number: 519 824-4120
Office: Reynolds 3323

Areas of Specialization: Transdisciplinary Pedagogy, Risk Assessment, Community-engaged Software Design, Bridging the Digital Divide

Teaching: Guest Lecturer. Available for project supervision in areas connected to software design, statistics, and accessibility in technology.



Peter Kuling
Assistant Professor, School of English and Theatre Studies
Email: pkuling@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519 824-4120 x 52933
Office: Massey 104C

Areas of Specialization: Early Modern Theatre History, Canadian Literature and Theatre, Performance Studies, Digital Multimedia, Video Games, Devising, Dramaturgy/Playwriting.

Teaching: Guest Lecturer. Available for project supervision in areas connected to digital multimedia, video game making, and performance.



Kristie MacDonald
Assistant Professor, School of Fine Art and Music
Email: kristie.macdonald@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x56854
Office: 407 Zavitz Hall

Areas of Specialization: Visual art, contemporary art, copies and multiples, archives and collections, printmaking, photography
 
Teaching:
SART*3470 Printmaking and Photo/Digital Technologies, SART*2460 Printmaking I, Guest Lecturer. Available for project supervision in areas connected to memory and making, archives and archival theory, preservation and material culture, printmaking and expanded print practices, photography, and contemporary art.



Sandra Parmegiani
Associate Professor, European Studies, Head of Italian Studies
School of Languages and Literatures
Email: sparmegi@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x54989
Office: MacKinnon 275

Areas of Specialization: Anglo-Italian relations in Eighteenth century literature and journalism, contemporary Italian literature, digital humanities.

Teaching: Guest Lecturer.

Available for project supervision in areas connected to community digital heritage, collaborative digital research, journalism, Italian literature, European literature and culture.



Joshua August (Gus) Skoburg
Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Email: skorburg@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: (519) 824–4120 ×56464
Office: MCK 336

Area of Specialization: Applied ethics in relation to data science, AI, machine learning.

Teaching: Guest Lecturer.

Available for project supervision in projects related to data science, AI and machine learning.



Alyssa Woods
Assistant Professor, School of Fine Art and Music
Email: awoods08@uoguelph.ca
Phone number: 519-824-4120 x54985
Office: Johnston Hall, Rm 113

Area of Specialization:  Race and gender representations in music, music as storytelling, music theory and socio-cultural analysis,

Teaching: Available for project supervision in areas connected to race and gendered representations, storytelling in music, gender and race in popular music.

Available for project supervision in projects related to data science, AI and machine learning.


 

Additional lecturers and guest speakers

Dr. Andrea Bradford, University of Guelph Department of Engineering
Amy Buckland, McLaughlin Library, Head, Research & Scholarship (on leave)
Chief Lorraine Cobiness, Chief of Niisaachewan First Nation
Dr. Brittany Luby, University of Guelph Department of History
Samantha Mehltretter, Researcher, NiCHE Canada
 

Program Support

Karyn Freedman,  Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
Office: MacKinnon 354
Phone: 519-824-4120 xx.53232
Email: karynf@uoguelph.ca

Paul Barrett, CTS Faculty Advisor
Office: 4th floor, MacKinnon
Phone: 519-824-4120 x53135 (accepts messages)
Email: barrettp@uoguelph.ca

Jocelyn Holmes : Administrative Assistant to the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs
Office: 0005 MacKinnon Extn.
Phone: 519-824-4120 x54388
Email: jholm08@uoguelph.ca

Program Counselling

Bachelor of Arts Academic Counselling Office

BACO
Office: 130 MacKinnon Building
Phone: 519 824-4120 x52140
Email: baco@uoguelph.ca

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:30am –12:00pm
                                  1:00pm – 4:30pm

*Please note that BACO advisors are currently working from home and are not present in the office.

Program Information and Requirements

Bachelor of Arts

Culture & Technology Studies Program

CTS Course Descriptions