Instructors | College of Arts

Instructors

2021 Summer Workshops, college of arts, university of guelph

 

Lisa Baer-Tsarfati (University of Guelph)

is a doctoral candidate in history and Scottish Studies at the University of Guelph. Her research uses natural language processing and word embeddings (vector space modelling) to examine how language was used to exert control in early modern Scotland, placing particular emphasis upon gender and the construction and regulation of ambition. She is especially interested in computational methods of text analysis and the digital dissemination of historical research through mapping, visualizations, digital publication, and podcasting. She has published on the use of invective to control the activities of politically active women at the court of King James VI/I and is currently co-editing the fifth volume of the Guelph Series in Scottish Studies. Lisa is co-teaching Distant Reading in Theory and Practice: Computational Approaches to Text Analysis.

Paul Barrett (University of Guelph)

is an Assistant Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies and Culture and Technology Studies at the University of Guelph. He is the author of Blackening Canada: Diaspora, Race, Multiculturalism and the editor of ‘Membering Austin Clarke. His research is situated at the intersections of Canadia literature, critical race theory, and digital humanities. Paul is co-teaching Distant Reading in Theory and Practice: Computational Approaches to Text Analysis.

Jae Basilliere (Grand Valley State University)

is an Assistant Professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Grand Valley State University. Her research and teaching interests include: non-metropolitan sexualities and justice movements; drag performance as a mode of activism and community formation; transnational justice work; and the feminist sex wars. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Jae is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

Krista Benson (Grand Valley State University)

is an Assistant Professor of Liberal Studies and a co-founder of  Feral Feminisms. Their research and teaching interests center on the interconnections between colonialism, sexuality, gender identity, racism, and supporting marginalized youth and young people. Krista is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing.

Susan Brown (University of Guelph)

is Professor of English and Canada Research Chair in Collaborative Digital Scholarship at the University of Guelph, and Director of THINC Lab. She researches Victorian literature, women’s writing, and digital humanities, and leads the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory (CWRC) and Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS) projects. Susan is co-teaching Ontologies for Diversity and Getting Going with Scholarship Online: An Introduction to CWRC.

Mihaela Ilovan (University of Alberta)

is the Assistant Director of the Canadian Writing Research Collaboratory. She has 12 years of experience working on different aspects of digital projects, from scoping to implementation. Her interests include the history of human-computer interaction, citation analysis, digital libraries, semantic annotation and user experience In a digital humanities context. Mihaela is teaching

Asen Ivanov (University of Guelph)

is the Michael Ridley Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at the College of Arts at the University of Guelph, where he is affiliated with the THINC Lab, the School of Languages and Literatures, and the Research & Scholarship team at the McLaughlin Library. Asen studies information and data practices with a focus on culture, materiality, and cognition. A secondary area of his research is on approaches for the analysis of visual (multimodal) corpora. Asen is co-teaching Distant Reading in Theory and Practice: Computational Approaches to Text Analysis.

Teresa Lewitzky (University of Guelph)

is an associate in the Data Resource Centre at the University of Guelph Library. She was worked extensively at the Research Help desk, government documents, and our map collection. Teresa is co-teaching Spatial Humanities: Exploring GIS in the Humanities

Kim Martin (University of Guelph)

is an Assistant Professor in the History Department and the Associate Director of THINC Lab. Her current research investigates opportunities for serendipity on the semantic web, and she is the Research Board Chair for Linked Infrastructure for Networked Cultural Scholarship (LINCS) project. Kim is co-teaching Ontologies for Diversity.

Jennifer Marvin (University of Guelph)

is a Research and Scholarship librarian at the University of Guelph. She has 20 years of experience in providing GIS and data support. Her current focus is data visualization and text analysis. She is excited by the exploration of new tools and how they can uncover patterns and information that would otherwise be hidden or difficult to find. Jennifer is teaching Uncovering Hidden Trends & Patterns using Data Visualization.

Sharifa Patel (McMaster University)

is a PhD Student in the Faculty of Humanities at McMaster University. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Sharifa is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

Ela Przyblyo (University of Waterloo)

is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and core faculty in the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Illinois State University where she teaches courses on queer and trans writing and critical publishing studies. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Ela is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing

Quin Shirk-Luckett (University of Guelph)

has an MA in Geography. She is a Data Resource Centre Analyst with the Research Enterprise & Scholarly Communication team in the University of Guelph Library. Quin is co-teaching Spatial Humanities: Exploring GIS in the Humanities

Deb Stacey (University of Guelph)

is the principal investigator of the Guelph Ontology Team (GOT).  This research group investigates the development, use and analysis of knowledge engineering and machine intelligence techniques particularly ontologies.  GOT™s main theoretical research emphasis is on data-driven ontology evaluation and the development of ontologies for simulation parameters. Deb is co-teaching Ontologies for Diversity.

Amy Verhaeghe (York University)

is a PhD student in Gender, Feminist & Women’s Studies. Her research draws on critical race theory, Indigenous studies, and queer theory to critically investigates the development of settler homonationalism in Canada. She is a co-founder of Feral Feminisms. Amy is co-teaching Equity in Digital Publishing. 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.