International Canadian Studies Centre

The International Canadian Studies Centre is the hub of Canadian Studies at UBC. The McLean endowment grants the Centre an entrepreneurial role within the Faculty, allowing it to bring together multi-disciplinary initiatives and to support a range of academic events.

Campus
Vancouver

Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Baier, Gerald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Canadian politics, federalism, constitutional law, courts, federal-provincial relations, Constitution, federalism and public law in Canada
Bakker, Karen Jessica Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Political economy, political ecology, environmental studies, development studies, and resource and environmental management
Barnes, Trevor Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Vancouver
Blackburn, Carole Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) relationship between Indigenous peoples and settler states; how Indigenous nations assert their rights and sovereignty in struggles over land and political recognition, and the consequences for Indigenous people of engaging states in legal and political arenas.
Bloch, Alexia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Migration and Transnationalism, Anthropology of Gender, Statelessness, Ethnographic Methods and Writing, Socialist Cultures and Projects of Modernity, Eurasia, Peoples of Siberia
Byers, Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) International Law, International Cooperation, international relations, oceans, Arctic, space, war
Coulthard, Glen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) First Nations politics – national; political theory
Creese, Gillian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Women topics, Intersections of gender, sexuality, racialization and class, Processes of immigration and settlement in Canada, Gender, racialization, work and trade unions
Creighton, Millie Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Japan, Japanese descent communities (Nikkei or Nikkeijin), Korea, Inter-Asian Relations, Identity, Consumerism, Popular and Mass Culture, Gender, Minorities, Work and Leisure
Cutler, Frederick Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Canadian Politics, Political Parties, Elections, Public Opinion, Political Psychology, Research Methodology and Statistics, Contemporary Political and Democratic Theory, American Politics
Deer, Glenn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) discourse studies, the rhetoric of power in narrative fiction, and postmodernism and Canadian Literature
Ducharme, Michel Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social Organization and Political Systems, Political Ideologies, Canadian History before Confederation, Quebec History, Liberalism and Nationalism in Canada and Quebec, Canada and the Atlantic World
Evenden, Matthew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Environmental history and water history, with a regional specialization in Canada, particularly Alberta and British Columbia
Fuller, Sylvia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) precarious employment; inequality; work; gender and work; immigration, Work and Labour, Inequality, Gender, Economic Sociology, Social Policy, Welfare state restructuring
Gleason, Mona Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, history of education, history of children and youth, critical youth studies, gender and sexuality
Guppy, Neil Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social Contexts, sociology, social inequality, sociology of education, gender relations
Harrison, Kathryn Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Canadian politics, environmental politics, environmental policy, climate change, global warming, climate change policy, Canadian public policy
Henry, Gregory H Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biodiversity and Biocomplexity, Biogeography, Ecological and Ecophysiological Processes, Climate Changes and Impacts, Environment and Habitats, Plants, Genotype and Phenotype, tundra ecosystems, experimental climate change, plant-animal interactions, Arctic environments, vegetation change, plant traits
Hiebert, Daniel Joseph Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) immigration, diversity, national security, social policy, urban geography
Ishiguro, Laura Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) British Columbia, Canada, and the British Empire; settler colonialism; migration; family; gender; Publications
Job, Brian Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) international relations of Asia Pacific countries, especially political/security matters; Canadian political/security interests and policies vis-a-vis Asia, International security, liu institute
Johnston, Kirsty Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Dramatic literature and theatre history with particular interest in disability arts and intersections between health, disability and performance
Kam, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Nature and evolution of parliamentary democracy, historical development of institutions
Kesler, Roland Lincoln Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) First nations
Kramer, Jennifer Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Visual culture and art of the First Nations
Lauster, Nathanael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Population, Housing, Urban Studies, Crowding, Home & Housing, Technology & Environment, City Building & Regulation, Family, Demography, Health
Lee, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Asian North American literatures and cultures, Asian diaspora studies, American Studies, race and ethnicity, aesthetic philosophy, critical theory
Loo, Tina Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Environmental history of Canada
Mahtani, Minelle Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) critical mixed race theory, cultural forgetting, Social justice
Martin-Matthews, Anne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Aging and lifecourse, health and society, health and social care services especially home and community care, intersections of formal and informal care, especially involving the nexus of the public and private spheres, transitional life events such as widowhood
Martindale, Andrew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Archeological Data Analysis, Archeological Excavation Methods and Techniques, Prehistory, History of Major Eras, Great Civilisations or Geographical Corpuses, Indigenous Archaeology, Northwest Coast, Oral Traditions, Spatial Analyses, Archaeology and the Law, Political economy, Radiocarbon Dating, Indian Residential Schools
Mathijs, Ernest Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) film, alternative cinema, independent cinema, European cinema, horror film, David Cronenberg, film audiences, film festivals, censorship, fantasy film, Lord of the Rings, Film studies
Mawani, Renisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies, Colonial Legal History, critical theory, Race and Racism, Oceans and Maritime Worlds, Time and Temporality
McKellin, William Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Medical, linguistic and cultural anthropology; socio-linguistics and discourse analysis; clinical medical anthropology; genetics and society; international health; cognitive anthropology; kinship and social organization; Papua New Guinea; Canada.
McNeilly, Kevin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Literary theory, music history
Menkis, Richard Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Jews and Judaism in Canada Antisemitism in Canada Canada and the Holocaust Jewish historical memory and identity, Modern Jewish history, Canada, ethnicity and historical memory, religion and society, antisemitism, responses to the Holocaust
Menzies, Charles Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Local Cultures and Dynamics, Resources Management, Dynamics of Social Transformations, Social Movements, Indigenous studies, Natural Resource Management, Maritime Anthropology, Western Europe, Ethnographic Film
Miller, Bruce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Anthropology of Law, ethnography, ethnohistory of Coast Salish of BC and Washington, Indigenes worldwide, state-Indigenous relations
Moore, Patrick Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Anthropological linguistics, languages of North America, sub-Arctic ethnography, ethno-history, gender, First Nations Languages, Literacy and Orality, Oral Traditions, Dene (Athbaskan Languages and Cultures), Codeswitching, Gender, Indigenous Activism, and the Anthropology of Media
Moss, Laura Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Public poetry, public policy, strategic nationalism
Myers, Tamara Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) History of children and youth, gender/women's history, history of crime and delinquency, history of adolescence and the family, Quebec/Canada
Pratt, Geraldine Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Feminist Geographies
Raibmon, Paige Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) first nations on the northwest coast, cultural representations, relocation of aboriginal peoples, environmental health on reserves, first nations history, Indigenous people and colonisation, life writing and life history
Ross, Becky Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Qualitative/historical methods, feminist/gender/anti-racist, family sociology
Rowley, Susan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Archaeology, Arctic, Museums, Public archaeology, oral history, ethnohistory, material culture
Tindall, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) environmental movement, social movements, environmental protest, social protest, social networks, social aspects of climate change, Aboriginal protest about natural resources and environmental issues, social surveys, polling, environmental politics, environmental attitudes, environmental values, opinion about the environment, protest about pipelines, protest about oil sands, protest about tar sands, wilderness, wilderness preservation, use of social media in social protest, use of social media in social movements, social media and social networks, social aspects of forestry, climate change policy, news media, social psychology of environmental issues, Envionmental sociology, social research methods, aboriginal forestry, social science
Tupper, Allan Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Canadian Politics, Western Canadian Politics, Government Ethics, Public Administration, Canadian Politics and Government, Public Management, Public Policy and Western Canadian politics
Veenstra, Gerry Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social Determinants of Health, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Arts and Cultural Traditions, racial health inequalities, social class and health, intersectionality theory and health, Bourdieusian field theory, lifestyle practices and health, culture and class
Weir, Lorraine Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Indegenous studies
Wilkes, Rima Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) protest, media and First Nations, media and racism, immigration, Collective Action by Indigenous Nations, Media and social movements, Public Opinion, Immigration, Trust