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Visiting Scholars

The IRTG Diversity's Visiting Professors

Prof. Jean Friesen, PhD

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, May-June 2017
Jean Friesen is a Senior Scholar at the University of Manitoba where she taught the history of Indigenous - Settler relations and Public History until her retirement in 2016. She was previously the western Canada historian at the National Museum of Canada and after coming to Manitoba in 1973 also served as a Governor of the Manitoba Museum. She was the founding editor of the journal Manitoba History and Chair of the Manitoba Heritage Council. In 1990, 1995 and 1999 she was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the Wolseley constituency and in 1999 became Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and Deputy Premier. She continues to be an active member of the Speakers' Bureau of the Treaty Commission of Manitoba.

Her research has focused on 19th century British missions in British Columbia and on the treaties of Canada with the Indigenous peoples of the west, particularly Treaty 1.

For more information on Jean Friesen, see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/history/members/jfriesen.html
 

Prof. Gerald Friesen, PhD

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, May-June 2017
Gerald Friesen (University of Manitoba, Department of History) has written works on the history of communications in Canada, Indigenous history and immigrant integration. His most popular book, The Canadian Prairies: A History (1984), won the John A. Macdonald Prize and a Clio Award from the Canadian Historical Association. Friesen’s other works include Citizens and Nations (2000), Immigrants in Prairie Cities (co-author, 2009) and Canadians and Their Pasts (co-author, 2013). He has been a mentor to many students, an advisor on CBC-Radio Canada’s television series Canada: A People’s History, president of the Canadian Historical Association, and a board member of the Friends of Upper Fort Garry. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the recipient of the Tyrrell medal.

For more information on Gerald Friesen, see http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/arts/departments/history/members/gfriesen.html
 

Prof. Dr. Yves Frenette

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, January & February 2017
A native of Quebec and a graduate of Carleton and Laval University, Yves Frenette is professor and holder of the Level 1 Canada Research Chair Migrations, transferts et communautés francophones at the Université de Saint-Boniface in Manitoba. A former director of the Centre for Research on French-Canadian Culture and of the Institute of Canadian Studies at the University of Ottawa, he is also an Adjunct Professor of History at York University and at the University of Ottawa.

For more information on Yves Frenette, see http://ustboniface.ca/crc-mtcf/chercheurs
 

Prof. Dr. Chris Andersen

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, July 2016
From July 3 to July 8, 2016, Chris Andersen, Professor in the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta, spent time at the IRTG Diversity at the U of Trier, advising both advanced and new PhD researchers on the development of the theses and giving a guest lecture on “'Intimate archives' of Indigenous modernity: Complicating Canada’s national life history through photographs" (July 6, 2016).

For more information on Chris Andersen, see https://nativestudies.ualberta.ca/about-us/contact-us-people/academic-staff/chris-andersen
 

Prof. Dr. James Fergusson

Visiting Professor, May-June 2016
During the summer term of 2016, James Fergusson (Director or the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, and Professor in the Department of Political Studies at the University of Manitoba) was the Trier Centre for Canadian Studies' Visiting Professor and also functioned as a Visiting Scholar of the IRTG Diversity. He taught classes in the Department of English, was available for consultations with the IRTG Diversity's PhD researchers, and gave numerous lectures at the University of Trier. In the IRTG Diversity's series of guest lectures, he contributed the talk: "Diversity and the Canadian Armed Forces" (15 June 2016,U of Trier, B 16).

For more information on James Fergusson, see http://umanitoba.ca/centres/cdss/associates/fergusson_james.html
 

Prof. Dr. Sharon Carson

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, May 2016
Sharon Carson (University of North Dakota / English, Philosophy, Religious Studies) joined the IRTG Diversity as Visiting Professor in Trier for the month of May of 2016. She led a working session on the topic of "Mediated Memory-scapes: Sites, Sounds, Transnational Refractions" with the IRTG Diversity's second Trier and Saarbrücken cohort, and most importantly, advised all of the IRTG's new doctoral students on the German side regarding their PhD projects.

For more information on Sharon Carson, see https://arts-sciences.und.edu/english/faculty/carson.cfm
 

Prof. Papa Samba Diop

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, November 2015
Prof. Papa Samba Diop joined the IRTG Diversity as Visiting Professor at Saarland University in November 2015. Papa Samba Diop is professor of Francophone Literature at the University U.P.E.C. (France) and will give four guest lectures during his stay in Saarbrücken:

"Présence africaine en France - littérature, société, médias: pour une inscription dans quel champ, littéraire ou social?" (3 November 2015, 18h, C.5.2., Lecture Hall 401) / "Croisements de cultures: Perceptions africaines de la diversité (des années 1920 à 2005: de Senghor à Mabanckou)“ (12 November 2015, 18h, C.5.2., Lecture Hall 401) / "Les écrivains africains subsahariens migrants: Ecriture et émigration" (17 November 2015, 18h, C.5.2., Lecture Hall 401) / "La francophonie littéraire en débat: L. S. Senghor, Sony Labou Tansi, Patrice Nganang" (18 November 2015, 10:15h, A.2.2, Room 1.22).
 

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, June & July 2015
Dr. Paul Morris is professor of Comparative Literatures at the Université de Saint Boniface, Winnipeg. Having been IRTG visiting professor in the summer of 2013, he returned as an IRTG Diversity visiting professor in the summer of 2015, providing our PhD students with advice on the progress of their projects. He also offered two seminars - on "The Métis in Canadian Literature" (08/June/2015-19/June/2015) and "La culture francophone dans le cinéma anglo-canadien" (13/July/2015-24/July/2015) - and took part in the IRTG's networking conference on "Liminality".
 

Prof. Dr. Winfried Fluck

Visiting Professer, November 2014
Winfried Fluck, Professor and Chair of American Studies, John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, i.R. sowie Co-Director, Dartmouth Instiute „The Future of American Studies“, Dartmouth College, war in der Zeit vom 30. Oktober bis 30. November 2014 Visiting Fellow des Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschungszentrums (HKFZ) Trier. Seine Einladung erfolgte in Kooperation mit dem IRTG Diversity an der Universität Trier.
 

Régine Robin, PhD

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, June 2014
The IRTG Diversity is happy to announce Dr. Régine Robin as a visiting professor in June 2014. Dr. Robin is a professor at the Department of Sociology at the Université du Québec à Montréal.
 

Dr. Doris Bachmann-Medick

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, May & June 2014
In May and June 2014, the IRTG Diversity is happy to host Dr. Doris Bachmann Medick as a visiting professor. Dr. Bachmann-Medick is Permanent Senior Research Fellow at the University of Gießen's International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC).
 

Dr. habil. Katalin Kürtösi

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, January & February 2014
Dr. Katalin Kürtösi is professor of Comparative Literatures at the University of Szeged. In June and January and February 2014, she was a visiting professor for the IRTG Diversity, providing our PhD students with advice on their projects and giving a lecture on "Stage Representations of Native People in Canada" (29/January/2014)
 

Prof. Dr. Paul Morris

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, June & July 2013
Dr. Paul Morris is professor of Comparative Literatures at the Université de Saint Boniface, Winnipeg. In June and July 2013, he was the IRTG Diversity's second visiting professor, providing our PhD students with advice on their projects and giving a lecture on "Canadian Paradigms for Mediating Difference: An Historical Overview" (04/July/2013)
 

Prof. Dr. Claudia Mayer

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, Summer Term 2013
Dr. Claudia Mayer is professor of Media Studies and Communication at the Fachhochschule Aachen (see http://www.fh-aachen.de/menschen/cmayer/zur-person/ ). She has been advising the IRTG Diversity and its PhD students and researchers in matters of communication and the use of new media since the summer term of 2013.
 

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Lutz

IRTG Diversity Visiting Professor, May & June 2013
Dr. Hartmut Lutz, professor of American and Canadian Studies at the University of Greifswald and internationally renowned Native Studies scholar, was the IRTG Diversity's first visiting professor. He took part in our research colloquia during the summer term of 2013 and gave a lecture on "'Mythbusters' and 'Indianthusiasm': (De-)Constructing Transatlantic Others" (11/June/2013)
 
 
 
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