Faculty and Staff

Stephen Duguid 


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

Yosef Wosk

SIMONS FELLOW:  Mentor for GLS Students

BA (Case W Reserve), PhD (Washington), BA (UBC), MSc (Yeshiva), ThM (Harvard Divinity), PhD (William Lyon), PhD (Boston U)
Office: Vancouver campus HC 2446

Dr. Wosk is available for conversation and mentoring this term some days, evenings and weekends.

Yosef Wosk was the Director of Interdisciplinary Programs in Continuing Studies and still serves as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Humanities at Simon Fraser University where developed programs such as The Philosophers' Café and The Canadian Academy of Independent Scholars.

In addition to being an ordained rabbi and having received two honorary doctorates, he holds Ph.D.s in Religion & Literature as well as in Psychology, and Masters degrees in Education and in Theology. Yosef has founded and supported hundreds of libraries worldwide, endowed Vancouver’s Poet Laureate, and has lectured at a number of universities and institutes of higher learning throughout the world.

Identified as one of the top ten thinkers and most thoughtful citizens in the province, he is an appointed member of The Order of British Columbia, a recipient of both The Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilee Medals and included in Canadian Who's Who. Active in communal affairs—especially in the areas of education, libraries, museums, the arts, social services, heritage conservation, gardens, philanthropy and religion—Yosef is a media commentator, public speaker and published author.

Jerry Zaslove

SIMONS FELLOW:  Mentor for GLS Students

BA (Case W Reserve), PhD (Washington)
Office: Vancouver campus HC 2446

Dr. Zaslove is a founding faculty member of SFU and since 1965, he has taught European literature, humanities, and the social history of art. 

Dr. Zaslove is available for conversation and mentoring this term some days, evenings and weekends. 

Recent Speaking Engagements and Publications:

“No bus is stopping here: Sylvia Borda’s Photographs of 100 Bus Stops - Homage to the Incommensurably Lingering Space and Place”, for Surrey Art Gallery. Publication.

A Note on Marat Sade: The Revolution and Anarchism in Exile by Peter Weiss for Althea Thauberger’s Installation on Marat Sade in Prague, Audain Gallery Panel, March 5, 2014. 

Robert Chaplin’s Rag and Bone Shop - His Utopian Projects of Rigorous Beauty - Polarities, Dividing Lines, and Leaking Boundaries, Chapbook, Available at Unit/Pitt Gallery.Publication.

“Adorno and Exile: The Minima Moralia of Writing in Adorno’s Exilic State of Mind’, Presentation for the Institute for the Humanities Symposium on "Theodor Adorno: Music, Language, Authenticity". November 8.

Benjamin’s “Litmus Test”: The Aesthetics of Violence and Culture as an “Enigmatic Signifier” presented at Vancouver Institute for Social Research. November 10, 2014.