People

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 A.Barnard@ed.ac.uk
Julia Calvert Lecturer in Political Economy International political economy,International Law & International Relations,Political Sociology,International development,trade,foreign investment,investor-state dispute settlement,Extractive industries and resource governance,Latin America,Canadian foreign economic policy 3.03 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0)131 651 4752
Julia.calvert@ed.ac.uk
John Harries Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Student Experience and Engagement (DSEE) for the School of Social and Political Science 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,Human-animal relationships,cats 5.25 Chrystal Macmillan Building
+44 (0)131 651 3065
j.harries@ed.ac.uk
Jonathan Hearn Head of Subject; 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
J.Hearn@ed.ac.uk
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
ailsa.henderson@ed.ac.uk
Michael Keating Professor of Politics, University of Aberdeen, Director of Centre on Constitutional Change Constitution,Policy,Social,economic,Public policy +44 (0)7758 329876
m.keating@abdn.ac.uk
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
J.Kennedy@ed.ac.uk
Harshan Kumarasingham Senior Lecturer in British Politics British Politics,Decolonisation,Comparative Politics,Political History,South Asia,Commonwealth Politics and History,Monarchy,Australasia,British Empire,Constitutional Politics,Constitutional History,Parliamentary Studies,Westminster Model,State-Building,South-East Asia,Executive Power 3.04 Chrystal Macmillan Building
15a George Square
+44 (0) 131 651 4750
Harshan.Kumarasingham@ed.ac.uk
Niamh Moore Senior Lecturer | Deputy Director of Research Ethics and Research Integrity in SSPS Feminist theory,ethics and research practices,Feminist Research,Sustainability,women's movements,ecofeminism,archives,Research methodology,oral history,community-based participatory research,Queer Theory,interdisciplinary research,transdisciplinary research,narrative research Room 3.09, 3F2 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44(0)131 6508260
Niamh.Moore@ed.ac.uk @rawfeminism
Charles Raab Professorial Fellow 3.18 
18 Buccleuch Place
+44 (0)131 650 4243
c.d.raab@ed.ac.uk
Wilfried Swenden Senior Lecturer in Politics, Postgraduate Advisor (PIR PhD/MScR) 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
W.Swenden@ed.ac.uk
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
Sophia.Woodman@ed.ac.uk

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 s.cowan@ed.ac.uk
Dr Robert Lane Senior Lecturer in EC Law; Director of Graduate LLB Programme Canadian constitutional law and the Canadian federal system robert.lane@ed.ac.uk
Prof Stephen Tierney Professor of Constitutional Theory Constitutional law and national pluralism; Comparative constitutional law; Legal accommodation of national identity s.tierney@ed.ac.uk
Dr Asanga Welikala Lecturer in Public Law; Acting Director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law

Plurinational constitutionalism and secession, Comparative federalism and devolution, Constitutional transitions and incrementialism, Dialogic constitutionalism in the Commonwealth, Public law of the United Kingdom and Scotland,  Sri Lankan constitutional law and reform, Conservative and Burkean constitutional thought, Unitary states in plural polities, The constitutionalisation of socioeconomic rights 

Asanga.Welikala@ed.ac.uk

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

Rob.Dunbar@ed.ac.uk
Dr John Shaw Honorary Fellow, Celtic and Scottish Studies Gaelic ethnology in Nova Scotia J.W.Shaw@ed.ac.uk
Dr Michelle Keown Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Settler subjectivities in Canadian literature; postcolonial literature and theory

Michelle.Keown@ed.ac.uk
Dr Lee Spinks Senior Lecturer in English Literature

Michael Ondaatje
Postcolonial writing

Lee.Spinks@ed.ac.uk
Dr Andrew Taylor Senior Lecturer in English Literature Transatlantic Literature Andrew.Taylor@ed.ac.uk

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) adam.budd@ed.ac.uk
Prof Robert Morris Prof Emeritus, Economic and Social History

Urban history of Montreal

rjmorris@ed.ac.uk
Prof Richard Rodger Economic and Social History Urban history, Environment and Planning: Montreal, Toronto and prairie cities Richard.Rodger@ed.ac.uk
Dr Patrick Mannion History Research Fellow in Irish History pmannio2@exseed.ed.ac.uk

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 Ella.Chmielewska@ed.ac.uk

School of Design

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Juliette Macdonald Head of School of Design Craft in Canada and Scotland juliette.macdonald@ed.ac.uk
Mr Arno Verhoeven Lecturer, School of Design Craft in Canada and Scotland a.verhoeven@ed.ac.uk

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 grant.jarvie@ed.ac.uk

School of GeoSciences

Name Title Research Interests Contact Information
Dr Jan Penrose Human Geogrpahy

Nationalism and identity politics;
Popular festivals and identity construction

Dr.J.Penrose@ed.ac.uk
Prof Charles W. J. Withers Ogilvie Chair of Geography

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

 C.W.J.Withers@ed.ac.uk

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

Geoff.Gregson@ed.ac.uk
Dr Ben Spigel Chancellor's Fellow, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development in Canadian Cities

Ben.Spigel@ed.ac.uk

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
s1474155@sms.ed.ac.uk

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