Sasha Colby

DIRECTOR, GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES

BA (University of Victoria), MA (University of Victoria), PhD (University of Sussex) 

Biography

Sasha Colby's research is situated at 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 creative production. Her most recent book, Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard, Three Plays and Criticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2017; funded by SSHRC), employs both theory and performance scripts to critically investigate auto/biographical writing of the avant-garde within the social, political, and artistic currents of modernism. Sasha has performed from these plays in North America, Europe, and Asia.  Past SSHRC-funded projects include Stratified Modernism: The Poetics of Excavation from Gautier to Olson, a monograph on poetry and archaeology, and Voicing the Mosaic, a large-scale student/community installation and performance project examining themes of language and identity in Surrey. In keeping with the her research, Sasha teaches critical-creative approaches to literature, particularly Anglo-American and European texts 1860-1940.  Her current project explores the intersection of history, auto/biography, and technology by looking at the ways Hitler's forced labour campaign came into surprising collision with the the historical avant-garde and the development of modern photography.

Office: Vancouver Campus - HC 2407
Homepage
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Stephen Duguid 

FOUNDING DIRECTOR, GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES

BA (Ill), MA, PhD (SFU)
Professor of Humanities


Stephen Duguid received his BA in History from the University of Illinois in 1966 and completed his MA (1970) and PhD (1977) in Middle Eastern history at Simon Fraser University.

He taught for seven years (1973-1980) in the University of Victoria's Correctional Education Program, offering courses in European history to students at several federal prisons in British Columbia. For much of that time he was the Coordinator of the University's program at Matsqui Medium Security Institution.

From 1980 to 1991, Duguid was the Director of Humanities Programs in the Office of Continuing Studies at Simon Fraser University and in 1991 was appointed Associate Professor in Humanities and Graduate Liberal Studies.

From 1984 to 1993, Duguid was the Director of Simon Fraser University's Prison Education Program which offered degree completion courses in four federal prisons in B.C. He was, as well, one of the founding members of the both the University's Community Economic Development Program and the Graduate Liberal Studies program, where he took on the mantle of Director from 1992-97.  He revisited this role from 2009 to 2014.

Duguid has published widely in the field of prisoner education and is a frequent speaker at conferences and other events in this field. From 1993-96 he was the principal investigator in a major SSHRC-funded follow-up study of @800 former prisoner-students, the results of which were published in a Final Report and is available at www.sfu.ca/humanities/ifeps/research. Much of this research is reviewed in Duguid's publication, Can Prisons Work: The Prisoner As Object and Subject in Modern Corrections (University of Toronto Press, 2000).

More recently Duguid has been working in the area of environmental studies, more particularly exploring the relationship between nature and culture. His most recent book, Nature in Modernity: Servant, Citizen, Queen or Comrade, was published in 2010 by Peter Lang Press.

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

Gary McCarron

GRADUATE CHAIR, GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES

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

In addition to his roles as professor, Graduate Chair, and member of the GLS Steering committee, Gary McCarron is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University. His current research interests include health studies; film studies; history & theory of communication; privacy & technology; advertising & consumer culture.

gmccarro@sfu.ca

Sandra Zink

PROGRAM ASSISTANT, GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES

Office: Vancouver campus - HC 2403 (enter via 2400)

glsp@sfu.ca

Jennifer Chutter

ALUMNI COORDINATOR, GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES

MA LS 2008-2011 (SFU), GLS/SAR PhD Candidate 2015

jennifer_chutter@sfu.ca

Laura Anderson

SOCIAL MEDIA SPECIALIST, GRADUATE LIBERAL STUDIES

BA, MA LS (SFU) 2012-2015

llanders@sfu.ca