Fellows and Scholars: Recent

Peter Carver
Peter Carver

Dr. Peter Carver is a Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Alberta. Professor Carver teaches and researches in the areas of Canadian constitutional, administrative, immigration, and mental health law. He served as Chair of the Board of management of the Centre for Constitutional Studies at the University of Alberta from 2010 to...

Frédérick Gagnon

Frédérick Gagnon is Visiting Fulbright Chair and Sproul Fellow in Canadian Studies for the Spring 2015 term. Dr. Gagnon is Director of the Center for United States Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Québec at Montreal where he teaches U.S. Politics, Government and Foreign...

Frédérick Gagnon

Frédérick Gagnon is Visiting Fulbright Chair and Sproul Fellow in Canadian Studies for the Spring 2015 term. Dr. Gagnon is Director of the Center for United States Studies of the Raoul Dandurand Chair in Strategic and Diplomatic Studies, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Québec at Montreal where he teaches U.S. Politics, Government and Foreign...

Jonathan Holmes

Jonathan Holmes, Ph.D. Canadidate, UC Berkeley Economics Department, is spending the summer researching how scholarships affect student achievement at post-secondary schools in Canada.

Heather Hudson
Heather E. Hudson

Heather Hudson was a Sproul Fellow with Canadian Studies, and Visiting Scholar in the School of Information at UC Berkeley during Spring 2015. 

Dr. Hudson spoke as part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series on March 11, 2015. Her talk was entitled "Communications for Development in Northern Canada and Alaska."

Her book...

Laverne Jacobs
Laverne Jacobs

Canadian Studies' inaugural Fulbright Chair in Canadian Studies was Laverne Jacobs, of the Law faculty of the University of Windsor. She was in residence during calendar year 2014 with the Canadian Studies Program and the Center for the Study of Law and Society at Berkeley. Dr. Jacobs is a  specialist in...

Ramya Janandharan

Ramya Janandharan is PhD student in the Ethnic Studies department at UC Berkeley.  She completed her undergraduate degree at University of Toronto in Peace and Conflict Studies and South Asian Studies and now looks at the Sri Lankan Tamil refugee diaspora, human rights media and intricacies of post-conflict and diasporic identity in her current research.  In particular, she in interested in...

Philippe Le Billon

Philippe Le Billon is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia with the Department of Geography and the Liu Institute for Global Issues. Dr. Le Billon joins the Canadian Studies Program for the 2015-2016 Academic Year as Fulbright Visiting Research Chair. 

Julia Lewandoski

Julia Lewandoski is a Ph.D. candidate in History with a Designated Emphasis in Science and Technology Studies. Her doctoral work brings together indigenous, legal, and scientific history to study land tenure regimes across contested imperial and indigenous territories in eighteenth and nineteenth century North America. Her dissertation compares the impact of imperial transitions on indigenous...

Laurie Mercier

Laurie Mercier is a professor of history at Washington State University, Vancouver. Professor Mercier was in residence as a Sproul Fellow at Berkeley during Spring 2015. At Berkeley, her work focused on women in the labor movement in the Post-World-War-II American and Canadian wests. She delivered a talk entitled "Reconsidering Rosie: Rugged Work in the Canadian and U.S. Wests since World War...

Linda Morra
Linda Morra

Linda Morra is a Professor of English at Bishop's University. Dr. Linda M. Morra is working on research related to Jane Rule (1931-2007). Novelist, short story writer, essayist, activist, and contributor to the queer liberation periodical, The Body Politic (1971-1987), Rule made an enormous contribution to the literary and socio-cultural production of, and...

Kimberly Richards

Kimberly Richards, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley Performance Studies, is conducting fieldwork for her dissertation, "Performance in the Landscape of Petroculture: Rethinking Land Ownership, First Nations Activism, and Imperialism in Canada" in Alberta this summer. Her dissertation examines the long history of land claims in Western Canada, and their performed and performative dimensions since...

Kimberly Richards

Kimberly Richards, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley Performance Studies, is conducting fieldwork for her dissertation, "Performance in the Landscape of Petroculture: Rethinking Land Ownership, First Nations Activism, and Imperialism in Canada" in Alberta this summer. Her dissertation examines the long history of land claims in Western Canada, and their performed and performative dimensions since...

Deena Rymhs
Deena Rymhs

Deena Rymhs is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Rymhs's research on Indigenous writing focuses on issues of mobility and spatial politics. She is author of From the Iron House: Imprisonment in First Nations Writing (2008), and she is currently completing a second book,Directing Traffic:...

Daniel Suarez
Daniel Suarez

Daniel Suarez, Ph.D. candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, is researching his dissertation "Mainstreaming Natural Capital: The Rise of Ecosystem Services in Biodiversity Conservation" in Canada, Germany, and other sites during the 2015-2016 Academic Year. 

Caitlin Tom

Caitlin Tom is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science, focusing on contemporary political theory, the history of political thought, and public law & jurisprudence. Her dissertation, "Self-Definition and Identity in the Politics of Recognition" (working title), examines the politics of recognition and asks what modes of recognition of difference best support individual and...

Vasanthi Venkatesh

Vasanthi Venkatesh, Ph.D. Candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy (JSP), is researching her dissertation “Rethinking the Temporary, Reconstituting the Citizen: Rights Mobilization by Foreign Temporary Workers in Comparative Perspective" in Canada during the 2015-2016 Academic Year.