Sara Anderson is a Master’s candidate in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Her research interests include indigenous-settler relationships, with a particular focus on the Mennonite – Indigenous historical and contemporary relationship in Ontario. She currently volunteers with Kairos Canada in their Indigenous Rights work and with Mennonite Central Committee Ontario.
Martha Attridge Bufton
Martha Attridge Bufton is a full-time subject specialist in Reference Services at the Carleton University Library and supports all programs in Carleton University’s School of Social Work in addition to Child Studies, Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies. This support includes information literacy teaching in addition to collection development. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Arts in History at Carleton. Her areas of historical research interest include oral history as well as gender, labour, and library history and she is the 2014 recipient of the Eugene A. Forsey Prize for best thesis on labour history. This prize is awarded by the Canadian Committee on Labour History on behalf of the Canadian Historical Association. Martha is currently enrolled in the Master of Library and Information Studies at the University of Alberta and is interested in information literacy and the creation of and support for alternative forms of knowledge. She has authored a chapter in a recently published book on the labour activism of Canadian academic librarians entitled In Solidarity: Academic Librarian Labour Activism and Union Participation in Canada and edited by Mary Kandiuk (York University) and Jennifer Dekker (University of Ottawa).
Sarah moved from Saskatoon to Ottawa in 2008, completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology & Communications from the University of Ottawa in 2012 and her Master’s degree in Canadian Studies at Carleton in 2014. She currently works for the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women and is pleased to serve on Capstone’s Editorial Board for a second year.
Dr. Péter Balogh
Péter Balogh received his PhD in Canadian Studies from Carleton University in February 2015. Currently, he works as a contract professor and researcher at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa. Péter’s research explores his conceptualization of queer quarantine as an assemblage of tactics and technologies of quarantine deployed against queers in public policy, the courts and popular discourse in Canada over the last 40 years. His most recent publication is an article entitled, “Queer Eye for the Private Eye: Homonationalism and the Regulation of Queer Difference in Anthony Bidulka’s Russell Quant Mystery Series,” published in Detecting Canada: Essays on Canadian Crime Fiction, Television, and Film by Wilfrid Laurier University Press in 2014.
Greer completed her undergraduate degree at Ryerson University in December 2011 in Sociology and Politics. Her Honours thesis, Aboriginal Identity: Cultural Participation as In/Formation of Identity Performance, used quantitative analysis to explore the relationships between legal and self-identification, and Indigenous language proficiency. At Carleton, Greer is working to complete her Master’s thesis about Indigenous identity performance, legal-culturalization of Indigenous bodies, and colonial organizations of space through her focus on Indigenous hip hop and rap.
Victoria is a second-year MA student and recovering journalist studying in the Heritage Conservation stream of Carleton’s School of Canadian Studies. She comes to Ottawa from Halifax, NS, where she completed her undergraduate degree in Canadian studies, history, and journalism at Dalhousie and University of King’s College. At Carleton she is a co-chair of the Carleton University Heritage Conservation Symposium (2014/2015) and a part-time archives technician.
Her research interests lean toward the unique geographic and economic challenges of the heritage industry in Canada’s North. She is spending this degree focusing those interests through coursework and exploring this strange beautiful city.
Dr. Jerzy Elzanowski
In his research, Jerzy Elżanowski explores the relationships between architecture, violence and commemoration. He investigates cartographic and photographic representations of ruins in war-damaged cities, with a particular focus on imaginations of the human body. Jerzy has worked in architectural and heritage conservation practice in Canada, Germany and Poland. He has taught courses in Weimar and Warsaw on the post-catastrophic city and on the materiality of urban violence. He holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from McGill University and a joint PhD in Urban Heritage and Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of British Columbia and the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Jessica Helps is a Master of Arts Student in Canadian Studies at Carleton University, after having completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and History at University of Guelph in 2008 and a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in History at Carleton in 2012.She is originally from Sarnia, Ontario, home of Canada’s petro-chemical refining centre Chemical Valley; this is only a dozen kilometres from Oil Springs, Ontario, the home of the first oil well in North America. Intrigued by the links between her local and national histories, she focuses much of her research on the history of petroleum in Canada through lenses of critical nationalism and post-colonialism.
Anna Shah Hoque
Anna Shah Hoque is a 4th year Undergraduate student at Carleton University pursuing a Combined Honours in Canadian Studies and Communication Studies with a Minor in Sexuality Studies. Her research interests focus primarily on the construction and regulating of identity through such mechanisms as monuments in the nation’s capital and representations in mainstream media. She uses a predominantly feminist and Foucauldian lens to examine the ways in which society is organized. Her work is actively engaged in finding ways to destabilize existing power hierarchies. She will continue her pursuit of analyzing identity formation in graduate studies at Carleton University in the fall of 2015. In her spare time, she can be found debating the finer points of identity fragmentation and disrupting stagnant ways of understanding race, class, gender, and social locations with peers and colleagues.
Cassandra is a second year Masters student in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. She has pursued her degree within the Canadian Cultural Policy and Cultural Studies stream, with a focus on sport policy and sport nationalism. Her research interests include: national and international representations of Canada, nationalism studies, Canada at the Olympics, and Canadian branding strategies. In her spare time, Cassandra can be found running along the Rideau Canal, curled up on her couch watching Netflix, or in her kitchen cooking up a new, tasty dish.
Ryan Lux is a recent alumni from Carleton University. After a carrier in journalism, reporting in Ontario and in the North of Canada, he completed a master thesis and received his Master of Arts in Canadian Studies in the Fall of 2014. Being awarded a SSHRC for his doctoral research, he spends his time studying sociology of religions. As an experienced rafting instructor, he has no trouble surviving the white waters of University of Ottawa where he also learns to speak and read French at a fast pace.
Elaine Radman is a doctoral student at Carleton University’s School of Canadian Studies. Her research interests include studying the issues surrounding cultural identities, heritage interpretation and the tourism industry. Elaine began her academic career at McGill University. In 2007, she obtained her Bachelor’s of Arts in history and anthropology, where she explored the relations between Canada’s Anglophones, Francophones and First Peoples. In 2010, Elaine completed her Master’s in Library and Information Studies at McGill’s Library School, where she learned the theories and practices behind cataloguing books and issues surrounding copyright law. Elaine has also worked in the museum sector in Montreal, where she participated and organized educational activities, documented artifacts and learned what it was like being a 17th century colonial peasant.
Sarah Spear is a doctoral candidate in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University. She earned a Master in Women’s Studies at Simon Fraser University. Her main interest lies in the varied historical manifestations of Canadian nationalism in French and English Canada and their intersections with politics, religion and gender. Her primary research interrogates the political, religious, gendered discourses, and ideologies of women suffragists in Ontario and Quebec at the turn of the twentieth century.
Dr. Anne Trépanier
Anne Trépanier is a historian from Québec identity and professor in the School of Canadian Studies at Carleton University since 2009. Her job consists in building bridges intellectual and understanding bridges between the two solitudes. Anne Trépanier holds a master’s degree in French literature and rhetoric from Mcgill university, a master’s degree in political studies from the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris), a Ph.D in Canadian History from Laval university, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche sur la citoyenneté et les minorités (CIRCEM, University of Ottawa). She is a passionate award winner teacher who enjoys spending her professional and personal energies promoting both rigorous critical thinking and intuitive approaches to learning. She gave over 20 conference papers in Europe and America, mainly on Quebec imaginary of self, national representations, and Quebec political history. Her book La rénovation de l’héritage démocratique, entre fondation et refondation (2009) was nominated for the Jean-Charles-Falardeau book prize for the best Canadian essay in the social sciences written in French.
Emma is a recent graduate of the Master of Arts program in Canadian Studies at Carleton University. Her major research project was a feminist exploration of the emotional geography of “home” in contemporary Canadian fiction. Her other focus areas include memory and identity, Canadian nationalist mythology, and cultural landscapes. Emma also holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English Literature from Carleton University. She currently resides in Toronto, Ontario.