Department Professors

Darin Barney
Associate Professor, Grierson Chair in Communication Studies
Research Interests: Critical theory; political economy; materialist approaches to media and communication; infrastructure; radical politics; philosophy of technology.
Contact: Office: Arts W-293; Phone: (514) 398-5683; Darin.Barney [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Bobby Benedicto
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: queer theory; death and sexuality; critical race theory; theories of the city; postcolonial and transnational studies.
Contact: Office: Arts W-295; Phone: (514) 398-6411; roberto.benedicto [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jenny Burman
Associate Professor, Media@McGill Director
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.Burman [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Gabriella Coleman
Associate Professor, Wolfe Chair in Scientific & Technological Literacy, Undergraduate Director for Communication Studies
Research Interests: Computers, Hacking, Free and Open Source Software, and Trolling; Activism and the Internet; Psychiatry and Psychiatric Survivors/Consumers/Peer to Peer patient activism; Technology and the Body.
Contact: Office: Arts W-285; Phone: (514) 398-8572; gabriella.coleman [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Chriscinda Henry
Assistant Professor, Undergraduate Program Director for Art History
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-240; Phone: (514) 398-7386; chriscinda.henry [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Undergraduate Program Director contactAHadvisor.ahcs [at] mcgill.ca

Cecily Hilsdale
Associate Professor
On leave for the 2017-2018 academic year as a member of the Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton​
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-260; Phone: (514) 398-3651; cecily.hilsdale [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jeehee Hong
Associate Professor, Gretta Chambers Chair in East Asian Art History
Research Interests: Middle-period (9th-14th centuries) Chinese art, especially ritual art and visual culture; social location of the visual; materiality, intermediality, and agency in art; affect and emotion in art; dimensions of "the real" in visual culture.
Contact: Office: Arts W-245; Phone: (514) 398-1211; jeehee.hong [at] mcgill.ca (Email)  

Mary Hunter
Associate Professor, Department Chair
Research Interests: Nineteenth century.
Contact: Office: Arts W-115A; Phone: (514) 398-2213; mary.hunter2 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Matthew C. Hunter
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Intersections of art, science and technology in the long eighteenth century; history and theory of photography; art insurance; art-historical methodology.
Contact: Office: Arts W-250; Phone: (514) 398-4997; matthew.hunter3 [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Becky Lentz
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Research and teaching interests: Critical policy studies; discourse and genre theory; civil society participation in policy change processes (including the role of philanthropy). Policy issue specializations: digital inclusion, network neutrality, media justice, and digital rights.
Graduate courses: Discourse and Social Change; Critical Policy Studies; Social Justice Philanthropy
Undergraduate courses: Media Governance; Advanced Issues in Media Governance; Internet Governance
Contact: Office: Arts W-265; Phone: (514) 398-4995; Email

Charmaine Nelson
On leave

Research Interests: 18th c. and 19th c. American, Canadian, Caribbean, and European Art; Critical Theory; Post-Colonial & Black Feminist Theory; Visual Culture of Slavery; Historical & Contemporary Popular Culture; Neoclassical Sculpture; historical portraiture, nudes, and landscape art.
Contact: Phone: (514) 398-2210; Charmaine.Nelson [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

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.Raboy [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Carrie Rentschler
Associate Professor, William Dawson Scholar of Feminist Media Studies
Research Interests: Cultural studies of journalism; Feminist media studies; Political theory; and the study of crime and violence.
Contact: Office: Arts W-115; Phone: (514) 398-4932; Carrie.Rentschler [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Christine Ross
Professor, James McGill Chair in Contemporary Art History
Research Interests: Contemporary and modern art and theory; technology, media and twentieth-/twenty-first-century art; video and the moving image; time and temporality; perception; new materialism; theories of representation; methods of research in Art History.
Contact: Office: Arts W-275; Phone: (514) 398-7368; christine.ross [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Jonathan Sterne
Professor, James McGill Chair in Culture and Technology
On sabbatical until 1 January
In residence at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science for Fall 2017

Research Interests: sound studies; media theory and historiography; science and technology studies; new media; disability studies; music; cultural studies.
Contact: Office: Arts W-280; Phone: (514) 398-5852; jonathan.sterne [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Will Straw
Professor, Undergraduate Program Director for Communication Studies, Professor and James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies
Research Interests: urban media, cultures of night, cinema, popular music, sensational print cultures 
Contact: Office: Arts W-110; Phone: (514) 398-7667; william.straw [at] mcgill.ca (Email)
Undergraduate Program Director contact: CSadvisor.ahcs [at] mcgill.ca

Angela Vanhaelen
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 255B; Phone: (514) 398-4929; Angela.Vanhaelen [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Associate Members

Yuriko Furuhata 
AHCS Associate Member
Professor - East Asian Studies 
Office: SH688 - 266; Phone: (514) 398-8164; yuriko.furuhata [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Thomas Lamarre
AHCS Associate Member
Professor - East Asian Studies 
Office: SH688 - 284; Phone: (514) 398-6756; Thomas.Lamarre [at] mcgill.ca (Email)Website

Andrew Piper
AHCS Associate Member
Professor - German Studies
Office: SH688, Phone: (514) 398-4400 x.094504; andrew.piper [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Visiting Professors

Fernanda Capibaribe Leite 
Visiting Professor, 2016-2017
Office: Arts W-250; Phone: (514) 398-4997; fernanda.capibaribe [at] gmail.com (Email)

Jeder Janotti
Visiting Professor, 2016-2017
Office: Arts W-250; Phone: (514) 398-4997; jederjr [at] gmail.com (Email)

Yumna Siddiqi
Visiting Professor, 2016-2017
Office: Arts W-250; Phone: (514) 398-4997; yumna.siddiqi [at] mcgill.ca (Email)


Emeritus and Retired Professors

David Crowley
Retired Professor
david.crowley [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

John M. Fossey
Emeritus Professor
john.fossey [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Gertrude Robinson
Emeritus Professor

George Hubert Szanto
Emeritus Professor
GSZANTO [at] AOL.COM (Email)

William Wees
Emeritus Professor
william.wees [at] mcgill.ca (Email)