Faculty

Jacqueline Holler

B.A. & M.A. (SFU)
Ph.D. (Emory) 

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

Jacqueline Holler is Associate Professor of History and Coordinator of Women’s and Gender Studies. She is author of Escogidas Plantas: Nuns and Beatas in Mexico City, 1531—1601 (Columbia, 2005);co-author with Peter Bakewell of A History of Latin America, Fifth Edition (Blackwell, 2009); co-author with Michael Kimmel of The Gendered Society: Canadian Edition, 1st and 2nd editions(Oxford, 2011 and 2017);and author of articles and book chapters on early colonial Mexican history. Her most recent chapters (2014—2018) are on various aspects of the cultural and emotional history of early New Spain, studying happiness and sadness; demonic sex and the unnatural; emotions and girlhood; the Inquisition, criminal courts, and same-sex sexuality; and midwifery and childbirth. Her current projects include a book-length study of the Cortés Conspiracy of 1566; a large-scale study of emotion, embodiment, and feminine cultures of healing in early colonial New Spain; and the completion of her research project on hitchhiking and sexual violence in British Columbia.  She is also completing, with co-authors Rhonda Semple and Donna Trembinski, Global Christianities (University of Toronto Press, forthcoming). She has supervised many students in the Gender Studies program, and particularly welcomes applications from students interested in sexuality, religion, and gender history.


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
Associate 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 an Associate 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.

Dawn Hemingway
Associate Professor, Social Work
Dawn Hemingway
BA Simon Fraser
MSc MSW UNBC

Office: T&L 2580
Tel: 250-960-5694
E-mail: dawn.hemingway@unbc.ca

A long time community activist, Dawn Hemingway is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Northern British Columbia with an Adjunct appointment in Gender Studies and Health Sciences. Her teaching and research interests include aging, caregiving, community-based research and policy development, and northern/rural health/quality of life – especially women’s health.  Dawn is a founding member and on the Leadership Council of Northern FIRE (Feminist Institute for Research and Evaluation) and facilitates Northern FIRE’s electronic network - Women North Network.  She is a member of the Advisory Council to the Office of the BC Seniors’ Advocate; Council Member on Northern Health’s strategic Elder Program Council; and on the Board of the BC Psychogeriatric Association. Dawn also serves as co-Chair of the Community Partners Addressing Homelessness; on the Steering Committee of Stand Up for the North as well as on the Board of a local women’s shelter and a child and youth mental health agency. In recognition of her work, Dawn has received a number of awards including the Canadian Association of Social Workers Distinguished Service and the Bridget Moran Advancement of Social Work in Northern Communities Awards.

Fiona MacPhail
Professor, Economics
Fiona MacPhail
BA Economics, University of Guelph
MA Development Economics, Sussex University
MA Rural Development, University of Guelph
PhD Economics, Dalhousie University

Office: Admin. 3055
Tel: 250-960-6660
E-mail: fiona.macphail@unbc.ca

Her research focuses on globalization, gender and labour in Canada and Asia (especially China, Cambodia, and the Philippines).  Current research projects include technological upgrading of Chinese exports and gendered implications for labour in China, gender gaps in productive and decent work in Cambodia and the Philippines, working conditions of temporary foreign workers in Canada, and globalization and labour in northern BC. She is actively engaged with the International Association for Feminist Economics; and her research has been supported by SSHRC and IDRC. Recent research has been published in journals such as Feminist Economics, World Development, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, International Review of Applied Economics, and the Journal of Business Ethics.

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.

Theresa Healy
Adjunct Professor
Theresa Healy

BA & MA University of Saskatchewan
PhD Simon Falser University
E-mail: theresa.healy@unbc.ca

Current Research Interests:
Theories and Methods: Participatory/Action/Community based research, empowerment theories for community consultation methods, innovative and creative outreach and engagement strategies (e.g. Guerilla gardening, Open Space, World Cafe), use of social media (storymapping, hackpad, etc.), reflective practitioner, facilitation techniques and practice, gender and planning. Qualitative and social research methods; Feminist theories and practice; women and media; transgressions in gender.

Subject Areas: Local government and Health Authority Partnerships in promoting healthy community development, sustainable development, government-health links, business/social entrepreneurship, food security/food systems; women and social policy; history of gender outlaws. Aboriginal health and wellness. Women and health care system.

Most recent work:
Badenhorst, C.J., Mulroy, P., Thibault, G., Healy, T. Reframing the Conversation: Understanding Socio-Economic Impact Assessments within the Cycles of Boom and Bust Strategies for Developing a Comprehensive Toolkit for Socio-Economic Impact Assessments as Part of Current Environmental Impact Studies in British Columbia, Canada. SciDoc Publishers - International Journal of Translation & Community Medicine (forthcoming)

Badenhorst, C.J., Mulroy, P., Thibault, G., Healy, T. The Importance of Including Socio-Economic Health Impact Assessments as Part of Current Environmental Impact Studies in BC, Canada to Mitigate the impacts of Boom and Bust Cycles. 3rd Annual Global Health Conference, Singapore, June 2014.

Healy, T. and Dosanjh, S. Healthy Community Development in the Northern BC Context. 11th Annual Rural Health Research Conference, Kelowna, BC, April 2014. Theresa Healy and Vesta Leslie Philpott. Pioneer Daughter. 2013