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  • PhD, MA (University of Alberta)
    • Professor (on sabbatical)
    • Department Chair, English
    Phone:
    250-960-6640
    Office:
    3-3062

    Supervises in: MA ; BA English ; MA Gender Studies

    Karin Beeler is one of UNBC's founding faculty members and has contributed to the development of the university as an administrator for various units and served on the boards of several community organizations. She has taught courses with a wide range of delivery methods including online/web... more

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  • Michel Bouchard
    PhD (University of Alberta), MA (Université Laval), BA (University of Toronto)
    • Professor
    • Secretary, Institute for Social Research
    • Program Committee Member, Northern Studies
    Phone:
    250-960-5643
    Cell:
    236-550-2822
    Office:
    CJMH-3061

    Supervises in: MA Interdisciplinary Studies

    Born and raised in a French-speaking community in Northern Alberta in the shadow of the historical fur economy, he has researched ethnicity and nationalism, particularly in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has studied the history of French-speaking populations in Western North America in the 18th and... more

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  • Paul Bowles
    PhD, MA, BSc
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6648

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  • PhD (Queen's University); MA (University of Victoria); BA Hons (Simon Fraser University)
    • Assistant Professor

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  • Dr. Robert Budde
    PhD (University of Calgary); MA, BEd (University of Manitoba)
    • Professor (on sabbatical)
    Phone:
    250-960-6693
    Cell:
    25-552-7384
    Office:
    CJMH-3016

    Supervises in: MA English

    Rob Budde teaches Creative Writing and Canadian Literature. He has published eight books (poetry, novels, interviews, and short fiction) and appeared in numerous literary magazines including Canadian Literature, The Capilano Review, West Coast Line, Dusie, ditch, filling Station, Prairie Fire,... more

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  • PhD (University of Sussex, UK), MSW (University of Calgary)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6015

    Supervises in: International Studies

    My research focuses on the political economy of conflict, peace-building, and development (with a focus on education development); the relationships between environmental and climate change, water, and insecurity (including implications for conflict and migration); and experiences of violence in... more

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  • PhD, MEDes (University of Calgary), BA (Athabasca University)
    • Associate Professor, Political Science
    • Acting Chair, Anthropology
    Phone:
    250-960-5662
    Office:
    CJMH-3076

    Supervises in: Political Science

    I joined the faculty of UNBC in 2000 after a SSHRC post-doc at UBC. I completed my PhD in Political Science in 1998 and my Masters in Environmental Science in 1994.

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  • PhD (University of Toronto), MA (Western University)
    • Program Chair, Faculty of Indigenous Studies, Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6642
    Office:
    CJMH-3072

    Supervises in: English ; Gender Studies

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  • PhD (Emory), MA, BA (Simon Fraser University)
    • Chair, Global and International Studies
    • Professor
    • Program Coordinator, Women's and Gender Studies
    Phone:
    250-960-6343
    Office:
    CJMH-3003

    Supervises in: MA History ; MA Gender Studies ; MA Interdisciplinary Studies ; MA International Studies

    Dr. Jacqueline Holler is an historian of early colonial Mexico who also teaches contemporary Latin American history and teaches and conducts research in the area of Gender Studies. She is author and co-author of books, chapters, and articles on colonial Latin American history and contemporary... more

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  • Kevin Hutchings
    PhD, MA (McMaster University); BA Hons (University of Guelph)
    • Professor
    • University Research Chair
    Phone:
    250-960-6621
    Office:
    CJMH-3024

    Supervises in: MA English ; MA Interdisciplinary Studies

    Kevin Hutchings is Professor of English and a UNBC University Research Chair. A past winner of the UNBC Award for Excellence in Teaching, and a two-time Canada Research Chair holder, he teaches British Romantic literatures, nineteenth-century Indigenous literatures, postcolonial literatures,... more

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  • BA Mount Allison University, MA York University, PhD Carleton University
    • Assistant Professor
    Office:
    CJMH-3023
    Douglas’ primary research and teaching interests are in comparative North American studies, social and political thought, history and literary/film criticism. He has taught comparative politics and international relations at the University of Alaska Anchorage, as well as Canadian governance on the... more

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  • PhD, Human and Health Sciences; MA, First Nations Studies; BSc, Psychology
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6690
    Office:
    CJMH-3059
    Jessie is Tsimshian (T'symsen), with matrilineal ties to Gitxaala (Kitkatla). She grew up in Prince Rupert and moved to Lheidli T’enneh territory in 2005 after a year-long student exchange program in Västerås, Sweden. Jessie has her BSc in Psychology, MA in First Nations Studies, and PhD in... more

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  • PhD Monash University
    • Senior Instructor
    Phone:
    250-960-5597

    Supervises in: Political Science ; International Studies

    Dr. Lacharite is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Political Science at UNBC. He has a PhD in Political Science from Monash University's School of Political and Social Inquiry, Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Lacharite's teaching and research interests include, but are not limited to, Canadian and... more

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  • Phone:
    250-960-5641
    Office:
    ADM 3070

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  • Dr. Fiona MacDonald
    PhD (University of British Columbia), MA (Simon Fraser University), BSW (University of Calgary), BA (Brandon University)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6482
    Cell:
    778-789-1168
    Office:
    CJMH-3058
    Dr. Fiona MacDonald (PhD UBC) is an Assistant Professor specializing in Gender Politics. Dr. MacDonald co-edited the Finding Feminisms special issue of the Canadian Journal of Political Science (June 2017) which includes her article, “Knocking Down Walls in Political Science: In Defense of an... more

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    • Assistant Professor
    • Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies
    Phone:
    250-960-5801
    Office:
    CJMH-3077

    Supervises in: English ; Interdisciplinary Studies

    Monica Mattfeld is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Northern British Columbia. She has written on the history of animal and human disability in “Animal” (Bloosmbury, 2021) and on horse-human relationships and performances of gender in Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century... more

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  • SFU (BA, Cert. Lib Arts); UNBC (MA)
    • Lecturer
    Phone:
    250-960-5931
    Office:
    ADM-3063
    Jason Morris has been teaching political science at UNBC since 2004, and is also an alumnus. He has worked in many positions in the so-called “real world” of politics and government. As a political scientist, Jason is interested in the politics of health care. He has researched poverty alleviation... more

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  • PhD McGill University, MA University of Western Ontario
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6683
    Office:
    CJMH-3075

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES ; MA Political Science

    Michael earned his PhD in Political Science from Mcgill University, with a specialization in political theory. Following postdoctoral positions at the University of Auckland and Queen's University, Michael taught in the Political Studies department at the University of Otago before joining the... more

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  • Dr. Agnieszka Pawlowska-Mainville
    BA, MA, PhD
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5434

    Supervises in: MA International Studies

    Agnieszka (Agnes) Pawlowska-Mainville is an Associate Professor in First Nations Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. She examines intangible cultural heritage within land-based practices such as customary governance, sustainable livelihoods, food systems, folklore, language... more

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  • BA (Alberta), MA (Toronto), MA/PhD (Simon Fraser)
    • Senior Instructor
    Phone:
    250-960-6691
    Office:
    CJMH 3008

    Supervises in: MA Interdisciplinary Studies

    Farid is an archaeologist with a wide range of research interests. He has been involved in several archaeological projects throughout the coast and interior of British Columbia, and in Eastern Africa. His current work focuses on the deep Indigenous history of British Columbia, through community... more

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  • Tannis Reynolds
    BA, MA - First Nations Studies (UNBC)
    • Lecturer
    Phone:
    250-960-5557
    Office:
    CJMH-3013
    Traditional name, Dzih Bhen, in the Luk sil yoo or Caribou clan from the Stellat’en Bahlats (potlatch) system. Completed the Master of Arts in First Nations Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia with the help of fellow Stellat’en community members the MA thesis ~ "Stellakoh... more

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  • Rheanna Robinson
    PhD (University of British Columbia), MA (University of Northern British Columbia)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5294

    Supervises in: First Nations Studies

    Welcome to the Department of First Nations Studies! My name is Dr. Rheanna Robinson. Land acknowledgments are important and I would like to begin by acknowledging the territory of the Lheidli T’enneh Nation where the Prince George campus of UNBC is located and I have had the privilege to live, work... more

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  • PhD University of Saskatchewan, PhD Ukrainian National Academy of Arts and Sciences, MA Chernivtsi State University
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6658
    Cell:
    250-617-7783
    Office:
    ADM 3079

    Supervises in: MA English ; MA Gender Studies ; MA Interdisciplinary Studies

    Professor Maryna Romanets specializes in contemporary, comparative, postcolonial, world, and women’s literatures, gender, sexuality and cultural studies, and contemporary critical theory. She has published articles and book chapters on the issues of representation and gender, sexual politics,... more

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  • PhD York University, MA University of Western Ontario
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5759
    Cell:
    519-521-5303
    Office:
    ADM 3092

    Supervises in: MA History ; MA Gender Studies

    I am an historian of the modern world with specific interest in medicine, professionalization, and education in the modern Middle East. I have a broad training in cultural and social histories accumulated in interdisciplinary environments. My work esteems the intersection between colonialism,... more

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  • Dr. Daniel Sims
    PhD, MA, BA
    • Associate Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-5242
    Office:
    CJMH-3039

    Supervises in: First Nations Studies ; Interdisciplinary Studies

    Born and raised in Prince George, Dr. Daniel Sims is a proud member of the Tsay Keh Dene First Nation. His research focuses on northern British Columbia and he has worked extensively with not only his own community, but also the related communities of Kwadacha and McLeod Lake. Currently he is... more

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  • Angele Smith
    • Associate Professor (on sabbatical)
    Phone:
    250-960-6492

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  • Smith, Heather
    PhD & MA (Queen's University) BA (University of Alberta)
    • Professor
    Office:
    ADM 3080

    Supervises in: MA International Studies ; MA Gender Studies

    Heather A. Smith is Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. I am the recipient of the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2006), the Canadian Political Science Excellence in Teaching Award (2012), a two time recipient of the UNBC Excellence in... more

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    • Professor
    • Committee Member, Institute for Social Research
    Phone:
    250-960-5310

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  • Dr. Gary Wilson
    BA Hons, Political Science (Carleton); MA, Russian and East European Studies; PhD, Political Science (University of Toronto)
    • Professor
    • Chair, Political Science
    • Program Coordinator, Northern Studies
    Phone:
    250-960-5514

    Supervises in: Political Science ; International Studies ; Interdisciplinary Studies

    Gary N. Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Political Science. He is also the Coordinator of the Northern Studies Program. His research focuses on governance and politics in the Canadian and Circumpolar North, and on the impacts of globalization and political change on communities in... more

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