School of Social and Political Science

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Alan Barnard Professor Emeritus; Honorary Professorial Fellow; formerly Professor of the Anthropology of Southern Africa Southern Africa,Hunter gatherers,Human origins,Origins of language,Archaeology and anthropology,History of anthropology
John Harries Senior Teaching Fellow and Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (Progression and Student Experience) time and temporality,indigeneity and identity (particularly in postcolonial settler societies),matter and materiality,the senses and the environment,Canada,Newfoundland,the Beothuk,social memory,contentious heritage 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3065
Jonathan Hearn Head of Sociology; Professor of Political and Historical Sociology Theories of social power,the origins and nature of liberal society,social change and evolution,Nationalism and National Identity,The Sociology of Scotland,sociology of competition,Classical sociology and Scottish Enlightenment thought Room 6.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4242
Ailsa Henderson Professor of Political Science political behaviour,political culture,Regionalism,voting and elections,comparative territorial politics,UK,Scotland,Quebec-Scotland comparisons,European values,Public opinion and Political attitudes 3.09 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 1618
Charlie Jeffery Professor of Politics Regionalism,Multi-level governance,Public attitudes,Public policy,Scottish Politics,Territorial Politics Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
+44 (0)131 650 6443
James Kennedy Director, Centre of Canadian Studies; Senior Lecturer in Sociology Comparative/Historical Sociology,Political Sociology,Nationalism and National Identity,Civil Society and Democratization,Liberalism,Scotland,Canada/Quebec 6.28 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4250
Niamh Moore Chancellor's Fellow; Deputy Director of Research (Ethics) Feminist theory,ethics and research practices,Feminist Research,Sustainability,women's movements,ecofeminism,archives,Research methodology,oral history,community-based participatory research,Queer Theory Room 3.09, 3F2 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44(0)131 6508260 @rawfeminism
Charles Raab Professorial Fellow 3.18 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4243
Wilfried Swenden Senior Lecturer in Politics; Co-Director Centre of South Asian Studies Federalism,intergovernmental relations,Governing in divided societies,Indian Politics,Territorial Politics,Multi-level governance,Comparative Politics 3.05 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 4255
Kay Tisdall Professor of Childhood Policy, Programme Director MSc Childhood Studies and Co-director of the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships Childhood and Youth Studies,Participation,Children's Rights,Socio-legal,Public policy,Child Welfare,Citizenship,Human rights,disability,Education 3.27 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 650 3930
Sophia Woodman Lecturer Citizenship, human rights and social movements; contemporary China; law and society; regional autonomy frameworks; migration and translocality. 3.09 
18 Buccleuch Place
44 (0)131 651 4745

Other Schools

Edinburgh Law School

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Sharon Cowan Professor of Feminist and Queer Legal Studies; Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange Criminal law, asylum law, and law, gender and sexuality
Dr Robert Lane Senior Lecturer in EC Law; Director of Graduate LLB Programme Canadian constitutional law and the Canadian federal system
Prof Stephen Tierney Professor of Constitutional Theory Constitutional law and national pluralism; Comparative constitutional law; Legal accommodation of national identity

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Prof Rob Dunbar Chair of Celtic Languages, Literature, History and Antiquities

Gaelic Language, Literature and Culture in Canada: Canadian Language Law and Policy; Canadian Multicultural Policy
Dr John Shaw Honorary Fellow, Celtic and Scottish Studies Gaelic ethnology in Nova Scotia
Dr Michelle Keown English Literature

Settler subjectivities in Canadian literature; postcolonial literature and theory
Dr Lee Spinks English Literature

Michael Ondaatje
Postcolonial writing
Dr Andrew Taylor English Literature Transatlantic Literature

School of History

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Adam Budd History Canadian anglophone literature (particularly Montreal poets and novelists, mid 20th-c) Transatlantic literary and cultural relations (18th century) Canadian intellectual history (particularly Northrop Frye)
Prof Robert Morris Prof Emeritus, Economic and Social History

Urban history of Montreal
Prof Richard Rodger Economic and Social History Urban history, Environment and Planning: Montreal, Toronto and prairie cities

School of Architecture and Landscape

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Ella Chmielewska Cultural Studies Visual culture; Urban graffiti in Montreal; Practices of commemoration and display

School of Design

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Juliette Macdonald Head of School of Design Craft in Canada and Scotland
Mr Arno Verhoeven Lecturer, School of Design Craft in Canada and Scotland

Moray House School of Education

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Prof Grant Jarvie Chair of Sport - Head of Academy of Sport Sports Policy, Canadian Sport, Political Economy, Olympic and Commonwealth Games, Sport and International Development, Social Inequality, North American Highland Games

School of GeoSciences

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Jan Penrose Human Geogrpahy

Nationalism and identity politics;
Popular festivals and identity construction
Prof Charles W. J. Withers Ogilvie Chair of Geography

History of Canadian exploration and 'high latitude' travel narratives; science in Canada

University of Edinburgh Business School

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Geoff Gregson Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Technology transfer; Academic entrepreneurship; National systems of innovation; Research commercialisation
Dr Ben Spigel Chancellor's Fellow, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development in Canadian Cities

Research Students

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Shirley-Pat Chamberlain PhD Student, Canadian Studies Canada,citizenship,abjection,civil society,civil society organizations,social citizenship,Indigenous Peoples,place,space,power,Ethnicity & 'race',class,critical theory,interrelation,decolonization,marginalization,Gender,settler colonialism George Square

Recent Graduates

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Harriet Kennedy PhD Student Quebec,Bande Dessinée,Caricature,Nationalism,National Identity,Comics Scholarship,Text/image interaction
Kaitlin McCormick PhD Student Historical Indigenous/European relations,Museums and archives
Megan Melanson PhD Student Terrorism,Language,Liberationist movements,Culture,Consciousness
Kasper Swerts PhD Student, Canadian Studies Canada,nationalism,Historiography,Quebec,Modern History,Transnational History