External academic affiliates

Canadian Studies aims to connect scholars across Calfornia who engage in research or teaching on Canada, and build a statewilde pool of expertise on Canada. Our external academic affiliates engage in work on Canada but do not have an appointment at UC Berkeley.

Michael K. Barbour

Associate Professor of Instructional Design
College of Education and Health Services
Touro University, Vallejo

Dr. Barbour has extensive experience in K-12 and collegiate education in both Canada and the United States. He is the lead reseacher for the State of the Nation: K-12 e-Learning in Canada annual study.

Christyann Darwent

Department of Anthropology
UC Davis

Professor Darwent is a zooarchaeologist who studies how humans adapt to arid, high Arctic and coastal ecosystems. She has conducted archaeological fieldwork from Alaska, the Canadian high Arctic, Nunavut, and Greenland.

Catherine Keske

Professor, Management of Complex Systems
School of Engineering
UC Merced

Dr. Keske is an economist and social scientist who studies sustainable food, energy, and waste systems. She has done extensive research on food security in Newfoundland and Labrador, and was previously an associate professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Julia Swan

Assistant Professor
Linguistics and Language Development
San José State University

Professor Swan studies North American English dialects, including Pacific Northwest and Canadian English. Her research explores how linguistic variation relates to social identity.