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Members

Members of the centre are scholars appointed to the undergraduate programme in European Studies, researchers attached to the European Union Centre of Excellence, and any Canada Research Chair in European Studies.

John Bingham (History):  Teaching and research interests include Modern Germany, Europe, local government, crime and cultural exhibitions. Most recently, he has published the book Weimar Cities: The Challenge of Urban Modernity in Germany, 1919-1933.

Pauline Gardner Barber (Anthropology): Research addresses issues of culture, economy and development. She is interested in the effects of globalization and economic restructuring on communities and livelihoods as neoliberalism produces new market arrangements and pressures. Her work straddles two regions. Atlantic research explores the relationship between history, class and community identities, with an emphasis on political mobilization. Southeast Asian research on gendered livelihoods leads to a focus on Philippine migration, citizenship and development.

Aldo Chircop (Law): Specialist in maritime law, marine and environmental law and policy, and integrated coastal and ocean management. His work experience has included directorships of the Marine Affairs Programme and Marine Environmental Law Program at Dalhousie, the International Ocean Institute and the Mediterranean Institute in Malta, and a brief term with the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna, Austria. While in Malta, Dr. Chircop was also a member of that country’s delegation to the Preparatory Commission for the Law of the Sea.

Meinhard Doelle (Law): Specialises in environmental law. He has written on a variety of environmental law topics, including climate change, energy law, invasive species, environmental assessments, and public participation in environmental decision-making. From January to May 2008, he was a visiting scholar at the Environmental Law Center of the IUCN in Bonn, Germany.

Katherine Fierlbeck (Political Science): Works in the areas of political theory and public policy. Her most recent book is Health Care in Canada (UTP 2011). She has also published several articles and book chapters in the area of health care politics, democratic theory, and multiculturalism and citizenship and healthcare governance. She teaches classes in the history of political thought, Canadian political thought, the philosophical development of human rights, neo-romanticism, and the politics of health care.

Robert Finbow (Political Science): Teaches on comparative politics and theory, Latin America, and Canadian regionalism and political economy. His current research focuses on labour and social issues in NAFTA and the EU and comparative regional development and federalism  in North America. He continues to write chapters on Nova Scotia politics for the Canadian Annual Review.

Vittorio Frigerio (French): Specialist in Romanticism, popular literature and mass culture. His present research focuses on Anarchist writers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly those who published in the militant press and were on the sidelines of the established literary movements of the time (symbolism, naturalism).

Jacqueline Gahagan (Health Promotion): Research interests include harm-reduction policies and programs, gender-based analyses of health policies, research ethics, program monitoring and evaluation as well as the social and behavioural aspects of sexual health: specifically STI/HIV/Hepatitis C prevention, care, treatment and support.

Liesl Gambold (Sociology and Anthropology): Research experience in Russia, Mexico, France and Spain. Her current research is on aging and international retirement migration. She has done preliminary research in Mexico among Canadians and Americans who have permanently migrated south, in Brussels, where she interviewed European Union officials regarding EU pensioner, migration and health policies as well as in southern France and Spain. Her research interests also include aging and gender, kinship, concepts of well-being and childrearing practices.

Dorota Glowacka (King's): Works in critical theory (especially Levinas, Derrida, Nancy, Arendt, Lyotard), feminist theory (Irigaray, Kofman, Butler, bell hooks), Holocaust and genocide studies (empasis on art and literature in philosophical contexts); Polish Jewish relations after the Holocaust; memory studies; trauma studies.

Gregory Hanlon (History): Research interests include Early modern Italy; early modern France; behavioural history; religious behaviour; baroque civilization; war & society; material culture & display; human ethology & social psychology and history from Darwin.

Anders Hayden (Political Science): Teaches classes in Environmental Politics, Politics of Climate Change, Comparative Politics, and Political Inquiry. His primary research interest is the social and political responses to climate change, particularly the evolving balance between efforts to promote ecological modernization and sufficiently-based challenges to the endless growth of production and consumption. One related stream of work examines the successes and limits of the European Union and United Kingdom as relative leaders in ecological modernization and climate action. He is the author of the book Sharing the Work, Sparing the Planet: Work Time, Consumption & Ecology.

Michael House (German): Research interests include German Philosophy and Literature around 1800 (German Idealism and Early German Romanticism); Intersections of Literature, Philosophy and Natural Science;  Origin of the Human Sciences (Psychology, Anthropology, History);  History of Ecology;  Skepticism in German Literature and Philosophy.

Ronald Huebert (English): Embarking on a collaborative project with David McNeill (Department of English) under the title "Early Modern Spectatorship," asking what it meant to be a spectator during the lifetime of Shakespeare or Wycherley, and how spectatorship changed between 1534 and 1776. These might appear to be questions about theatre history, but we will also be turning to visual culture for clues about how spectatorship was transacted, including such works as Rembrandt's "Anatomy Lesson" (1632) and Hogarth's "The Laughing Audience" (1733).

Larry Hughes (Electrical and Computer Engineering): Leads the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering’s Energy Research Group, which examines energy systems, energy security, and energy policy issues.

Estelle Joubert (Music): Research explores various engagements of opera and political theory, particularly musicological paradigms of Habermasian public sphere, issues of national identity and the politics of canon formation. Current research projects include a book manuscript examining the role of opera in the conceptual formation of enlightenment democratic ideals, 1750-1815.  Smaller projects include an investigation of technology and spectacle in Branagh’s The Magic Flute (2006), an article on Maria Antonia of Saxony and the changing nature of fame during the Enlightenment, and an examination of aesthetics and the medical discourses of Empfindsamkeit.

Paolo Matteucci (Italian): Received his PhD in Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California, with a dissertation on Poiesis and Autopoiesis in Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Benvenuto Cellini’s Vita, and Pier Paolo Pasolini’s Petrolio. His interests include: Early modern and modern Italian literary, visual and material cultures, Italian and European cinema, philosophies of autopoiesis and materiality, literature and space and political thought.

Peter O’Brien (Classics): Research interests include Latin Literature (especially epic poetry), Roman Historiography (especially Ammianus Marcellinus), Neo-Latin Poetry (especially Jesuit poetry; Latin poetry of New France). 

Graham Reynolds (Law): Teaches copyright law, intellectual property law, and property law. He is the Co-Editor in Chief of the Canadian Journal of Law and Technology and serves as the law clerk to the Honourable Chief Justice Finch of the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

Hans-Günter Schwartz (German): Specialises in the history and theory of arts and the reception of the Orient. He is a specialist in Oriental carpets and has also curated a number of exhibitions ranging from Inuit and Shona art to Western paintings from the 16th century to now.

Judith Sidler (German): Research interests include Hermann Broch, turn-of-the-century literature and culture, Austrian literature, Modernism, Narratology and film. She is the chair of Dalhousie’s German department.

Jerome Singleton (Health and Human Performance): Research interests include leisure and aging, pre-retirement planning, social gerontology and the use of secondary data in leisure research and therapeutic recreation.

Marjorie Stone (English): Currently researching for a book with the working title “Citizenship Formations: Nineteenth-Century Transnationalist Networks,” treating a range of 19th century English, American and Italian writers and activists. She is also working on two continuing projects on Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Her teaching and research areas include 19th century Literature (especially Victorian); immigration and citizenship studies; 19th century transnationalism; literature and medicine; gender studies;  literary collaboration and collaboration theory.

Ronald Tetreault (English): Teaching and research areas include the Enlightenment and Romanticism; the history of the book; electronic texts and humanities computing. His current research is focused on circulating and subscription libraries from 1780 to 1850 and their role in the dissemination of British literature; trans-national history of reading; the circulation of British books in France and the popular reception there of writers like Shakespeare, Walter Scott, and Jane Austen.

Jerry White (English and Theatre): European interests focus on Ireland, Scandinavia and Switzerland.  He is also interested in trans-Atlantic comparisons, especially with Quebec and the Caribbean.  He is currently working on a book-length study of 20th century Irish literature in English and Irish, a series of articles on Catalan filmmakers that may or may not turn into a book, and on Icelandic cinema.  He dreams of someday writing histories of Swiss cinema and of the Gaeltacht Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s-70s.

Julia M. Wright (English): Interested in the various forms of nationalism to emerge in the late 18th and 19th centuries.  Much of her recent work has examined Ireland in a European context, and she is currently examining the literary figure of the “stateless soldier,” the meritorious Irishman who cannot serve his own country’s military because of English domination and so works, in exile, for other countries.  She is also interested in the representation of European conspiracy in British popular writing in the late 19th century.

Ruben Zaiotti (Political Science): Research focuses on the European Union's Foreign Policy and  Justice and Home affairs, with particular emphasis on issues of security, border control and migration. He is currently working on two research projects. The first examines the ongoing cooperation between the European Union, the United States and Canada over issues of justice and home affairs and its impact on the diffusion of policies and practices across the Atlantic. The second looks at the European Union attempts to establish a common foreign policy and its implications for the EU's quest to become a coherent and autonomous actor in world affairs.