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Darin Barney
Associate Professor, Canada Research Chair in Technology and Citizenship.
Research Interests: The philosophy of technology, media and communication theory, and media and democracy.
Contact: Office: Arts W-293; Phone: (514) 398-5683; Darin [dot] Barney [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Jenny Burman
Associate Professor, Department Chair.
Research Interests: Transnational Communications and Cultural Studies; Diaspora Studies; Critiques of Multiculturalism and Postcolonialism; Urban Culture in Canada; Social Difference in Canada; Caribbean Studies.
Contact: Office: Arts W-270; Phone: (514) 398-4936; Jenny [dot] Burman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Gabriella Coleman
Associate Professor, Wolfe Chair in Scientific & Technological Literacy.
Research Interests: Computers, Hacking, Free and Open Source Software, and Trolling; Activism and the Internet; Psychiatry and Psychiatric Suvivors/Consumers/Peer to Peer patient activism; Technology and the Body.
Contact: Office: Arts W-110; Phone: 514-398-8572; gabriella [dot] coleman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Chriscinda Henry
Assistant Professor.
Research Interests: Renaissance Italy, with special focus on the intersection of secular art with other modes of cultural production (poetry, theater, music), and with leisure and festive culture; theories of bodily cultivation, aesthetic experience, and reception; and artistic exchange with Northern Europe. Other interests include the early modern art market and practices of collection and display, cultural tourism in Italy prior to the Grand Tour, the role of political allegory in Renaissance visual culture, and issues of interpictoriality and intermediality more broadly.
Contact: Office: Arts W-115; Phone: 514-398-4932; chriscinda [dot] henry [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Cecily Hilsdale
Assistant Professor.
Research Interests: Cultural exchange in the medieval Mediterranean, in particular the circulation of Byzantine luxury objects as well as the dissemination of eastern styles, techniques, and iconographies. Other interests include ritual, gender and patronage, image theory, as well as the art and architecture of medieval Spain.
Contact: Office: Arts W-240; Phone: (514) 398-3651; cecily [dot] hilsdale [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Mary Hunter

Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Director for Art History.
Research Interests: Nineteenth century.
Contact: Office: Arts W-115A; Phone: (514) 398-2213;
Email: mary [dot] hunter2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Matthew Hunter
Assistant Professor, Graduate Program Director.
Research Interests: the history of art and architecture in early modern Europe, theories of representation in art and science, structures of artistic community, history and theory of collecting, and art-historical methodology.
Contact: Office: Arts W-250; Phone: (514) 398-4997; matthew [dot] hunter3 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Amelia Jones
Professor and Grierson Chair in Visual Culture.
Research Interests: Aspects of modern and contemporary Euro-American (and global) visual and performance arts, including dada from the early twentieth century and, post-WWII to the present, body and performance art, installation, video, and film. Methodological and theoretical interests include identity theory (feminist, queer, and postcolonial theory in particular), new media history and theory, aesthetics, phenomenology, performance theory, and poststructuralist theories of meaning formation.
Contact: Office: Arts W-285; amelia [dot] jones [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email).
On leave.

Becky Lentz


Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Director for Communication Studies.




Research and teaching interests: technology and media policy studies; information society; ICT4D (information, communication and technology for development); the political economy of policy advocacy. 

Contact: Office: Arts W-265; Phone: (514) 398-4995; Email 



Undergraduate Program Director for Communication Studies email:
csadvisor [dot] ahcs [dot] [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Jeffrey Moser
Assistant Professor.
Research Interests: History of art and architecture in Song-Yuan China (tenth to fourteenth centuries), Neo-Confucianism, ritual studies, historical archaeology, antiquarianism and the history of archaeological thought, and art historiography. Professional interests also include modern architecture, museum studies, and liberal arts education in contemporary China.
Contact: Office: Arts W-245; Phone: (514) 398-1211; jeffrey [dot] moser [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Charmaine Nelson
Associate Professor.
Research Interests: Canadian Art; 19th Century American & European Art; Critical Theory; Post-Colonial & Post-Colonial Feminist Theory; Visual Culture of Slavery; Historical & Contemporary Popular Culture; Neoclassical Sculpture.
Contact: Office: Arts W-290; Phone: (514) 398-2210; Charmaine [dot] Nelson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)
Undergraduate Program Director for Art History email: ahadvisor [dot] ahcs [dot] [at] mcgill [dot] ca.

Marc Raboy
Professor, Beaverbrook Chair in Ethics, Media and Communications.
Research Interests: Communications, Communication policy, Canadian media institutions, International communication, Global media governance.
Contact: Office: Arts W-287; Phone: (514) 398-2211; Marc [dot] Raboy [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Carrie Rentschler
Associate Professor, William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies, Director of the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies.
Research Interests: Cultural studies of journalism; Feminist media studies; Political theory; and the study of crime and violence.
Contact: Office: Arts W115; Phone: (514) 398-4932; Carrie [dot] Rentschler [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Christine Ross
Professor, James McGill Chair in Contemporary Art History.
Research Interests: Modern and contemporary art and theory, technology and twentieth century art, video, feminism, theories of representation, methods of research in Art History.
Contact: Office: Arts W-275; Phone: (514) 398-7368; christine [dot] ross [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Jonathan Sterne
Professor, James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology.
Research Interests: sound studies; media theory and historiography; science and technology studies; new media; disability studies; music; cultural studies.
Contact: Office: Arts W280; Phone: (514) 398-5852; jonathan [dot] sterne [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Will Straw
Professor. Director, McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Research Interests: Cultural industries, urban culture, film studies, Canadian culture and globalization.
Contact: Phone: (514) 398-7667 ; william [dot] straw [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Angela Vanhaelen
Associate Professor.
Research Interests: Early Modern art and architecture, specializing in the visual culture of the Dutch Republic. Print, popular culture and everyday life; image theory; history of gender and sexuality; the making of early modern publics; early modern globalization; visual histories of religion and science; historiography and methodology.
Contact: Office: Arts W260; Phone: (514) 398-4929; Angela [dot] Vanhaelen [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Adjunct and Visiting Professors

Thomas Lamarre
Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Studies (Associate Faculty Member).
Office: 3434 McTavish; Phone: (514) 398-6756; Thomas [dot] Lamarre [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) ;
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Andrew Piper
Assistant Professor, Department of German Studies (Associate Faculty Member).
Office: 688 Sherbrooke, Rm. 483; Phone: (514) 398-2044; Andrew [dot] Piper [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) ; Website.

Emeritus and Retired Professors

David Crowley
Retired Professor.
Contact: david [dot] crowley1 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

John M. Fossey
Emeritus Professor.
Office: Peterson Hall room 334; Phone: (514) 398-6209; john [dot] fossey [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Gertrude Robinson
Emeritus Professor.
Phone/Fax: (514) 934-5967; gertrude [dot] robinson [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

George Szanto
Emeritus Professor.
gszanto [at] aol [dot] com (Email)

William Wees
Emeritus Professor. Editor, Canadian Journal of Film Studies.
Office: Peterson Hall room 236; Phone: (514) 398-4935; william [dot] wees [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Faculty and Course Lecturers

Bobby Benedicto
Office: Arts W-280, roberto [dot] benedicto [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Anja Bock
Office: Fridays 13h00-14h00, Arts W-260, anja [dot] bock2 [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Hannah Claus
Office: TBA

Ryan Diduck,
Office: Arts W-250, ryan [dot] diduck [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Paulina Mickiewicz
Office: Arts W-250, paulina [dot] mickiewicz [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Adair Rounthwaite
Office: Ferrier 460, adair [dot] rounthwaite [at] gmail [dot] com (Email)

Tamar Tembeck
Office: Ferrier, 840 Dr Penfield, Room 231, tamar [dot] tembeck [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Cheryl Thompson
Office: Arts W-250, cheryl [dot] thompson [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)