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Department Professors

Darin Barney
Associate Professor, Grierson Chair in Communication Studies
On leave Fall 2015-Fall 2016​
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 [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, Undergraduate Director for Communication Studies
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-295; Phone: 514-398-7386; chriscinda [dot] henry [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Cecily Hilsdale
Associate 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
Associate Professor
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)

Becky Lentz

Associate Professor

Research and teaching interests: digital rights and ICT (information, communication and technology) issues drawing on perspectives found at the intersection of critical policy studies, critical discourse studies, and third sector studies. 
Contact: Office: Arts W-265; Phone: (514) 398-4995; Email 

Charmaine Nelson
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director for Art History
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) ;

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

Brian Bergstrom (ARTH 353/EAST 305)

Hannah Claus 
hannah [dot] claus [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Christopher Gutierrez
christopher [dot] gutierrez [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Maryse Ouellet (ARTH 422)

Daigo Shima (ARTH 215/EAST 215)

Guillaume Sirois 

guillaume [dot] sirois [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Julia Skelly (COMS 337)
Office: Arts W-287, Mondays 1-3 pm or by appt
julia [dot] skelly232 [at] gmail [dot] com (Email)

Cayley Sorochan 
cayley [dot] sorochan [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Saelen Twerdy (COMS 202)
saelan [dot] twerdy [at] mail [dot] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)

Axel Volmar (ARTH 430/COMS 492)
axel [dot] volmar [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email)