Institute for European Studies

Founded in 1998, the UBC Institute for European Studies seeks to advance the study and understanding of European politics, economy, and societies. The Institute embodies the collective work of faculty, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and visiting scholars across the Social Sciences and Humanities. Through its speaker series, research colloquia, and conferences, the Institute provides a collegial and stimulating space for discussions of European current affairs and scholarship. The Institute is also home to the EU Study Tour which provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to visit Europe and meet with representatives of the major institutions of the European Union. The Institute is housed in the C.K. Choi building which has been widely recognized as a hallmark of sustainable building design.


Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Biukovic, Ljiljana Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Adaptation of international legal norms by national governments, the impact of regionalism on multilateral trade negotiations and the development of European Union Law,European union Law, International Trade Law, International Dispute Resolution, E-commerce, Comparative Law
Bloch, Alexia Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Social sciences; migration; Gender; Eurasia; Russia; ethnography
Bowers, Katherine Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sociology and social studies of science and technology; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Technologies; Arts and Literary Policies; Dostoevsky; genre; gothic fiction; imagined geography; literary culture; narrative; Russian culture; Russian literature; the novel
Brain, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Modern European Cultural and Intellectual History
Casas Aguilar, Anna Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Spanish Cultural Studies; Catalan Literature and Culture; Gender Studies; Masculinities; Feminisms; Self-writing; Hispanic Cinemas
Ellermann, Antje Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Political science; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; Migratory Flows; Public Policies; Identity and Transnationality; Role of Governments and Institutions; Comparative Public Policy; Migration and Citizenship
Frackman, Kyle Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cinema studies; Film, television and digital media; affect; Artistic and Literary Marginality; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts and Cultural Traditions; Arts and Literary Policies; Arts and Technologies; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Cultural Industries; East Germany; film; Gender Studies; German studies; history of science; history of sexuality; Literary or Artistic Work Analysis; literature; Media; Media Types (Radio, Television, Written Press, etc.); queer studies; Scandinavia; sexuality; sexuality studies; Social Determinants of Arts and Letters
Gelinas-Lemaire, Vincent Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) French language; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; Comparative Literature; Creative Writing; French Literature (1945 to the present); Québec and French-Canadian Literature and Culture; Spatial Poetics; Visual Culture
Glassheim, Eagle Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) European history (except British, classical Greek and Roman); History of Central and Eastern Europe; Environmental History
Godfrey, Sima Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) French culture; fashion and French culture; North American reception of French culture; French; teaching French in Canada and U.S.; French literature; European Studies., Fashionability in modern French culture, french culture history, 19th century French poetry, Baudelaire
Hallensleben, Markus Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Transcultural Studies; Artistic and Literary Theories; Literary or Artistic Works Analysis; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; German Language Cultures and Literatures; Transnational Literatures; Visual Arts and Literature; European Studies; Literature and Sciences; Literature and Migration; Narratives of Belonging
Jacobs, Alan Michael Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Political science; Social Organization and Political Systems; economic inequality; Political economy; public opinion; Public Policy; Research Methodology
Kuus, Merje Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) transnational regulatory practices in contemporary Europe, but the empirical focus undergirds a broader interest in knowledge and power, structure and agency, in bureaucratic and policy-making settings; political identity, subject-formation, and center-periphery relations, especially in contemporary Europe
Malakaj, Ervin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Artistic and Literary Analysis Models; Artistic and Literary Movements, Schools and Styles; Artistic and Literary Theories; Arts, Literature and Subjectivity; German studies; German Film Studies; German Media Studies; German Media History; Queer Theory and Queer Studies; Feminist and Queer Film Historiography; Critical Pedagogy
Pailer, Gaby Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) German literature, gender and literature, drama and theatre, enlightment, classicism and romanticism
Sundstrom, Lisa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), global activism, human rights, Democratization, authoritarianism, civil society, Russian/ post-Communist politics, Western aid, and NGOs in global politics
Tiberghien, Yves Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Political science; global politics
Tworek, Heidi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Historical studies; Europe; Germany; history of media and communications; international organizations; international relations; Philosophy, History and Comparative Studies
Wright, Matthew Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Political science; American politics; Comparitive politics; immigration; Immigration Policy; migration; National identity; Political behaviour; Political psychology; public opinion
Zhang, Gaoheng Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Intercultural and Ethnic Relationships; Cultural Exchanges; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; Media and Society; Media Ethics; Media and Democratization; Migration Studies; Mobility Studies; Postcolonial Studies; Gender and Masculinity Studies; Race Theory; Film and Media Studies; Rhetoric and Communication Studies; Cultural Theory; Italian-Chinese relations; Italy's global networks; Modern and contemporary Italian literature and culture
Zhou, Yang-Yang Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Political science; Comparative Politics; Conflict; Development; Experiments; migration; National identity; refugees