Faculty

Jacqueline Holler

B.A. & M.A. (SFU)
Ph.D. (Emory) 

Office: Admin. 3003
Tel: 250-960-6343
E-mail: jacqueline.holler@unbc.ca

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 gender studies; her primary research interests lie at the juncture of gender, sexuality, emotion, health, and religion. Her current project on the history of multiethnic women’s healing networks in colonial Mexico is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (2020—2025). She has supervised graduate students in History, Gender Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, and International Studies. Dr. Holler accepts graduate students working on Mexican or contemporary Latin American topics relating to her research interests, and will consider students working on gender, sexuality, violence against women, or women’s health in other regions of the world.


Maryna Romanets
Professor, English/Women's and Gender Studies
Maryna Romanets

MA (Chernivtsi Ukraine)
PhD Kyiv (Ukrainian National Academy of Arts and Science)
PhD (Saskatchewan)

Office: Admin. 3079
Tel: 250-960-6658
E-mail: maryna.romanets@unbc.ca

Professor Romanets holds two doctoral degrees, from the former Soviet Union and Canada, and specializes in comparative, postcolonial, and women’s literatures, and contemporary critical theory. She has published articles and book chapters on the issues of representation and gender, postcolonialism and intertextual relations, politics and language, and translation theory and praxis. She is the author of Anamorphosic Texts and Reconfigured Visions: Improvised Traditions in Contemporary Ukrainian and Irish Literature (2007) and coeditor of Beauty, Violence, Representation (2014, 2017). Her latest title, Ukrainian Erotomaniac Fictions: First Postindependence Wave, appeared in 2019, and she is currently working on an edited volume that examines Central and East-European neo-Gothic cultural productions after the fall of the Berlin Wall. 


Kristin Guest
Professor, English
B.A., M.A. (Western Ontario)
Ph.D. (Toronto)

Office: Admin. 3072
Tel: 250-960-6642
E-mail: kristen.guest@unbc.ca

My research and teaching focus on Victorian literature and children's literature and I am happy to supervise projects and theses in either of these areas.  Within these fields I have a special interest in the relationship between gender, class, and occupation and in gender and material culture.  My recent graduate courses (ENGL 660 and 684) have considered topics such as "Materialism in Young Adult Fiction," "Victorian Imperial Gothic" and "Victorian Monsters."  My research, which focuses on Victorian popular fiction and drama, studies the classed and gendered identity of the Victorian detective, class and gender in Victorian melodrama, and the relationship between economic discourse and identity in Victorian culture.


Lisa Dickson
Professor, English
Lisa Dickson
BA Guelph
MA & PhD McMaster

Office: Admin. 3053
Tel: 250-960-5364
E-mail: lisa.dickson@unbc.ca

Dr. Lisa Dickson is a Professor of English specializing in Renaissance Literature and Literary Theory.  Her Current research focuses on the relationship between beauty and violence in art and literature, with particular emphasis on the representation of violence in Renaissance Drama.  She is a 3M National Teaching Fellow and a recipient of the UNBC Excellence in Teaching Award (2007).  Much of her service to the university community is dedicated to promoting and supporting effective teaching and learning.  For example, she is a member of the Foundation Year Curriculum Program Committee at UNBC and, at the national level, serves on the 3M Fellowship Council Executive Committee.

Dana Wessell Lightfoot
Associate Professor, History
Dana Wessell Lightfoot
BA & MA, Toronto
PhD, Toronto

Office: Admin. 3010
Tel: 250-960-5706
E-mail: dana.wesselllightfoot@unbc.ca

Dr. Lightfoot received her PhD from the University of Toronto in 2005. She has published articles in Viator, the Women's History Review and book collections including "The Power to Divide? Germania Marriage Contracts in Early Fifteenth-Century Valencia" in Across the Religious Divide: Women, Property and the Law in the Wider Mediterranean (ca. 1300-1800) (Routledge, 2010).

Her article "The Projects of Marriage: Spousal Choice, Dowries and Domestic Service in Early Fifteen-Century Vanencia" Viator 40.1 (2009) was named the 2009 article of the year by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. Dr. Lightfoot is currently revising her manuscript Negotiating Agency: Labouring-Status Wives and their Dowries in Early fifteenth-Century Valencia.

She teaches courses on medieval and early modern European history, medieval Spain, European women's history, the witch hunts and the medieval Mediterranean.
  • PhD (Tel Aviv University); PhD (University of Toronto)
    • Assistant Professor, School of Social Work
    Cell:
    416-949-5761

    Supervises in: MA Social Work ; MA History ; MA International Studies ; MA Gender Studies

    Dr. Jonathan Alschech holds a Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Toronto as well as a Ph.D. in History from Tel Aviv University, Israel. Dr. Alschech’s research interests and publications include the transformative memorialization of genocide and apartheid, racial, sexual and gender... more

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  • Dr. Sherry Beaumont
    PhD (University of Waterloo)
    • Professor (on Sabbatical Leave)
    Phone:
    250-960-6501 / Lab: 250-960-6062
    Dr. Beaumont received her PhD in Developmental Psychology from the University of Waterloo in 1993. She started on faculty at UNBC in July 1994.

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  • Ph.D University of Alberta; MA University of Alberta
    • Professor and Chair
    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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  • Dr. Annie Booth
    PhS, MES, BA, MCIP, RPP
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6649

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Environmental Studies ; MNRES Math & Physics ; MSc NRES Environmental Science

    I hold a PhD in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (1992), where I studied environmental ethics, Native American Studies, eco-feminism and bio-regionalism, among other things. I also have a Masters in Environmental Studies from York University in Ontario (1985), where I studied... more

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  • Duchesne, Dr. Annie
    PhD (McGill University)
    • Assistant Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6633

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  • Theresa Healy
    PhD
    • Adjunct Professor
    Dr. Theresa Healy has lived and worked in Northern BC since 1994 holding a variety of appointments at UNBC since her arrival. She has a wide range of experiences with community engagement and community-based research related to healthy community development. She considers herself fortunate to have... more

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  • Dawn Hemingway
    RSW, BA (Simon Fraser), MSc, MSW (UNBC)
    • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    Phone:
    250-960-5694
    Office:
    10-2580

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  • Dr. Fiona MacPhail
    PhD Dalhousie University; MA University of Guelph; MA University of Sussex; BA Honours University of Guelph
    • Professor
    Phone:
    250-960-6660
    Office:
    ADM 3055

    Supervises in: MA International Studies ; MA Development Economics

    I am a Professor of Economics with primary teaching areas in Labour Economics, Women and the Economy, and Poverty, Inequality and Development. In teaching economics, I strive to help students investigate contemporary issues using multiple economic perspectives and taking account of institutional... more

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  • Indrani Margolin
    RSW, BA Honours (Guelph), MSW (Wilfred Laurier), PhD (OISE Toronto)
    • Associate Professor, School of Social Work
    Phone:
    604-323-5770

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  • Catherine Nolin
    BA Geography (University of Calgary), MA, PhD (Queen's University at Kingston, 2000)
    • Professor, Geography (on sabbatical)
    • Department Chair, Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Phone:
    250-960-5875
    Cell:
    250-961-5875
    Office:
    Teaching Lab 8-148

    Supervises in: PhD NRES ; MA NRES Geography ; MA Interdisciplinary Studies

    I am a social geographer with two broad areas of research interest that connect in many ways & often overlap: Guatemala/Violence/Development/Justice and Migration/Transnationalism/Refugee Studies I am a Professor of Geography and Chair of the Department of Geography, Earth and Environmental... more

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  • Angele Smith
    • Associate Professor, Anthropology
    Phone:
    250-960-6492

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