Niall MacKenzie |

Niall MacKenzie holds an undergraduate degree in History from Washington and Lee University and a doctorate in English from the University of Cambridge, where he was among the last research students to be supervised by the late Howard Erskine-Hill.  Before coming to SFU, he was a Killam Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UBC. Niall’s publications on literary-historical matters have appeared in a number of journals and edited collections, including Scottish Gaelic Studies, Éigse, Studia Neophilologica, The Review of English Studies, and The Age of Johnson.  He is a grandson of Kate MacKenzie (Caitrìona Uilleim Iain mhic Artair, 1876-1979), a noted Cape Breton Island tradition bearer.


Antone Lanatà Minard |

Antone's background is in the field of traditional narrative and its intersection with ancient, medieval, and oral literatures. His specialty is Celtic-language literature, particularly Welsh, though he has also published on Old Irish and Breton. His current research involves the supernatural in Welsh culture, and through that he is involved with the Mari Lwyd revival at the Vancouver Welsh Society, where he also teaches the Welsh language.