Visiting Scholars 2010-2011
|Brian Tanguay||Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario||
Department of Political Science
|He has just completed a term as departmental chair, and has served in the past as coordinator of the Canadian Studies program. His research and publications have focused on such areas as electoral reform in Canada, party organization and party systems, and Quebec politics. He is the author of Voting Counts: Electoral Reform for Canada_ (2004), the Law Commission of Canada's proposal for a new electoral system for Canada. He is also the co-author (with Laura Stephenson) of *Ontario*s Referendum on Proportional Representation: Why Citizens Said No,* Institute for Research on Public Policy (2009). With Alain-G. Gagnon, he has co-edited "Canadian Parties in Transition", now in its third edition. While he is in the UK, Professor Tanguay will be conducting research on the links between language, identity and nationalist mobilization, contrasting the Quebec and Scottish cases.|
|Sarah Carter||University of Alberta||
Department of History and Classics and Faculty of Native Studies
Sarah Carter F.R.S.C. is Professor and Henry Marshall Tory Chair in the Department of History and Classics, and the Faculty of Native Studies of the University of Alberta since 2006. From 1992-2006 she taught at the University of Calgary. She is Adjunct Professor with Athabasca University.
Her research focuses on the history of Western Canada and on the critical era of the late nineteenth century when Aboriginal people and newcomers began sustained contact. Her work has touched on many aspects of this history, including the place of Aboriginal people in the new agricultural economy (Lost Harvests: Prairie Indian Reserve Farmers and Government Policy) and the creation of race and gender categories and hierarchies in the key decade of the 1880s (Capturing Women: The Manipulation of Cultural Imagery in Canada’s Prairie West). Her work stresses the interconnected lives of Aboriginal people and the early non-Aboriginal settlers. She has recently completed an award winning book that examines the efforts of government, legal and religious authorities to impose a monogamous, Christian model of marriage on the diverse population of Western Canada including Mormons and Aboriginal people entitled The Importance of Being Monogamous: Marriage and Nation Building in Western Canada.
In 2005-2006 Dr. Carter was awarded a Killam Research Fellowship for her present project, a history of land grants, gender and Indigenous people in the U.S. and Canadian Wests, and settler dominions.
|Andrea Austin||Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario||English and Flim Studies||
She has published in the areas of cyberpunk fiction, Science-fiction film, and history of science and technology. She is currently completing a book-length project on the cyborg as material mythology in fiction, film, and video games, as well as a profile piece on national identities and/in science fiction.