Director, Institute for the Humanities | email@example.com
Assistant Professor, School of Communications | firstname.lastname@example.org Stuart Poyntz’ research interests include children, youth and media cultures, theories of the public sphere, with specific concern for the work of Hannah Arendt, and young people’s historical thinking, particularly in relation to digital media technologies. He has extensive background in the history of media literacy, nationally and internationally, and has written on Canadian cinema and the relationship between film and historical representation. He completed his Ph.D. with the Centre for the Study of Historical Consciousness in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy at UBC.
Stuart’s work can be found in the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies, the Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, the Canadian Journal of Education, Taboo: The Journal of Culture and Education, and various edited collections.
Currently, Stuart is completing a new book, Media Literacy: A Critical Introduction for Wiley-Blackwell, beginning a new research project (New Media Literacies – Mapping Media Production Affordances in Canadian Media Education Contexts), and continuing to work with the education community in BC, which he has done for more than a decade.
Associate Professor, English | email@example.com
Professor, Humanities Department | firstname.lastname@example.org
Ian Angus teaches modern European thought and Canadian intellectual history. He teaches in both these areas in the Humanities Department. In 2007 and 2008 he was Director of the Prague Field School, which is based in the Humanities Department. His intellectual formation began with the 20th century European philosophies of phenomenology and the Frankfurt school of critical theory. His first book, Technique and Enlightenment (1984) probed the historical sources of the ‘instrumental reason’ that legitimates the modern advance of technology and argued for a form of technology assessment that is not only ethical but pertains also to the construction of human identity. A significant turn in Angus’ work occurred when he began a critical engagement with the history of English Canadian social and political thought, which resulted in A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality and Wilderness (1997), which was widely reviewed in both the academic and popular press. (Dis)figurations: Discourse/Critique/Ethics (2000), Primal Scenes of Communication: Communication, Consumerism, Social Movements (2000), and Emergent Publics: An Essay on Social Movements and Democracy (2001)—have presented his positions with regard to contemporary political philosophy and communication theory. His most recent book Identity and Justice was published by the University of Toronto Press in 2008.
J.S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities, 2005 | email@example.com Eleanor Stebner teaches courses on religion, culture, and ideas; taught at the Chicago Theological Seminary and the University of Winnipeg Faculty of Theology before coming to SFU. Publications focus on women and religion, Jane Addams, and movements for social change. She is currently pondering the texts and lives of select Nobel Peace laureates.
Chair, Humanities Department | firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Assistant, Institute of Humanities | email@example.com