Liberal Studies seminars are taught by Simon Fraser University faculty selected for their teaching excellence and their disciplinary expertise, as well as for their interest in interdisciplinary studies and their enthusiasm for teaching adults.  In any given year, faculty will include members from the Steering Committee as well as additional faculty drawn from across the Univesity and beyond.

 

Robin Barrow
BA, MA (Oxford), PGCE (Institute of Education, London) PhD (University of London)
Professor of Education

Specialties: Educational theory, humanities, the problematic nature of empirical inquiry into human activity, and the role of higher education.

Office: Faculty of Education - Burnaby Campus
robin_barrow@sfu.ca

Lara Campbell
BA, BSW (McMaster), MA (U of Toronto), PhD (Queens)
Professor and Department Chair, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Specialties: Canadian women’s and gender history; history of gender and welfare states; history of political protest in North America

Office: AQ 5096
Homepage  | lcampbel@sfu.ca

Sasha Colby
BA, MA (Victoria), PhD (Sussex)
Director - Graduate Liberal Studies
Associate Professor, Department of English

Specialties: The intersection of literature and theatre. Her work asks how literature and its contexts can be newly explored, represented, and disseminated through dramatization and other forms of embodiment.

Office: Vancouver campus - HC 2407
Homepage  | scolby@sfu.ca

Peter Dickinson
BA (U of Toronto) MA, PhD (UBC)
Director of the Institute for Performance Studies; Professor of English; Associate Professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Specialties: Performance studies, theatre studies, and dance studies; film studies; Queer theory and gender studies; comparative Canadian literary and cultural studies

Office: Vancouver campus HC 3205
Homepage peter_dickinson@sfu.ca

Stephen Duguid 
BA (Ill), MA, PhD (S Fraser)
Founding Director - GLS; Graduate Chair - GLS; Professor of Humanities

Specialties: 18th and 19th century intellectual and cultural history, environmental studies

Office: Vancouver campus - HC 2407
Homepage
 | duguid@sfu.ca

Anne-Marie Feenberg-Dibon
BA, MA, (U of Paris), PhD, (U of California)
Associate Professor of English

Specialties: the Enlightenment, 19th & 20th c. European fiction, history.  Understanding the relation between the novel and society generally

Office: AQ 5111
afeenber@sfu.ca

Thomas Grieve 
BA, MA (S Fraser) PhD (Johns H)
Associate Professor of English

Specialties: Literary Modernism, 20th Century poetry

Office: Burnaby campus
Homepage | grieve@sfu.ca

Mary-Ellen Kelm
MA (SFU), PhD (U of T)
Canada Research Chair & Professor

Specialties: Power dynamics, Canada, the Americas

Office: AQ 6227
Homepage
| kelm@sfu.ca

Michael Kenny 
BA, MA (Virginia), DPhil (Oxford)
Mentor, Simon's Fellow GLS; Professor Emeritus,  Anthropology

Specialties: Social and cultural effects of genetics, genomics and neuroscience

Office: Vancouver campus HC 2401
Homepage
| kenny@sfu.ca

Helen Leung 
BA(Oxford), MA, PhD (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Associate Professor, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies

Specialties: Introduction to Gender & Sexuality Studies; Queer and Trans* Theories; Queer and Trans* Autobiographical Media; Topics in Film & Cultural Studies; Post-Third Wave Feminisms

Office: Burnaby campus AQ 5104A
Homepage |  helen_leung@sfu.ca

Gary McCarron
BA (SFU), MA, PHD (York)
Associate Professor in Communications

Specialties: Relationships between communication theory and the social determinants of health; critical discourse analysis; moral philosophy.

Office: K9668 (Shrum Science Center)
Homepage | gmccarro@sfu.ca

Emily O'Brien
BAU (U of Toronto), MA, PhD, (Brown)
Associate Professor of History

Specialties: Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe; Medieval and Renaissance Italy; the history of historical writing; the city of Rome, antiquity to the present day.

Office: Department of History - Burnaby Campus
Homepage
| eobrien@sfu.ca

Geoff Poitras 
BA (Dalhousie), MA (McMaster),
M Phil, PhD (Columbia)
Professor of Business Administration

Specialties: Security analysis, corporate finance, international financial management

Office: Faculty of Business Administration
Homepagepoitras@sfu.ca

Eleanor Stebner 
BA (Alberta), MA (Marquette), PhD (Northwestern)
Department Chair, Humanities
J.S. Woodsworth Chair in Humanities, Professor of Humanities

Specialties: 19th and 20th Century North American history, Religious Social Movements, Culture and Ideas

Office: Humanities Department - Burnaby campus
Homepage
estebner@sfu.ca

Jerry Zaslove
BA (Case W Reserve), PhD (Washington)
Professor Emeritus, Humanities & English Office: Humanities Department
Mentor, Simon's Chair, GLS

Specialties: Comparative Literature and Social History of Art influenced but not limited by the traditions of the radical and individual implications of critical theory and the arts, European literature, psychoanalysis and aesthetics, anarchism.

Office: Vancouver campus HC 2446
Homepagezaslove@sfu.ca