Dr. Lynne Phillips, Dean of Arts
New Scholars in the Faculty of Arts
This year we have a wonderful new group of tenure-track faculty joining the Faculty of Arts. To welcome our new colleagues, let me introduce them here.
Carol-Lynne D’Arcangelis, a new faculty member in Gender Studies, is undertaking research that explores the limits and possibilities of solidarity between Indigenous women and non-Indigenous women in Canada.
Sara Mackenzie, in Linguistics, works on speech perception, speech production, and formal grammatical models that account for the patterning of speech sounds across languages.
In Philosphy, Joël Madore's research uncovers the strengths and limits of Modernity's account of freedom through the problems of evil and suffering.
Barry Stephenson, new to Religious Studies, is doing research on the history of Christianity and religion and the arts.
Anne Pelta has joined the French and Spanish Department, doing research on French Métis ethnohistory, narratives and literature.
Caitlin Charman has been appointed to the Department of English Language and Literature and is doing research in the area of Atlantic and Newfoundland literature.
Two new colleagues have joined our Archaeology Department. Meghan Burchell’s research investigates histories of hunter-gatherer settlement and subsistence systems and palaeo-environmental reconstruction through the analysis of hard tissues recovered from archaeological sites. Scott Neilsen, based at the Labrador Institute, is investigating the long-term history and interaction of people and place on the Quebec-Labrador peninsula.
Two new faculty members have also joined the Geography Department. Cedric Brunelle, an economic geographer, is interested in urban and industrial systems and labour mobility and Carissa Brown looks at the direct and indirect effects of climate change on the distribution of plant species, particularly at the edge of their ranges. We also have two new faculty members joining Sociology.
Alan Hall is examining the political, legal, economic and ideological factors that shape worker responses to unsafe and illegal working conditions. Rose Ricciardelli’s current research looks at prisoner culture, wrongful conviction, and desistance, as well as the coping strategies, gender identity, and risk perception of both prisoners, police and correctional officers.
It is such a pleasure to have these new scholars aboard. They are already bringing lots of energy, ideas and excitement to the classroom and to the University. Welcome to our place!