Visiting Fellows are scholars with academic positions in other institutions; including researchers from other institutions in the Toronto area who may be working on a Robarts-related project for a specific time period, no more than one academic year.
Corresponding Fellows are scholars interested in the work of the Centre.
Dr. Yukari Takai is a professor at the Department of History at the University of Windsor in Canada. Born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, she completed her PhD in history at the Université de Montréal in Canada. She is a historian of North America and Asia specialized in issues of migration, women and gender, border and borderlands. A former Fulbright Research Fellow at Columbia University in New York, Takai is the author of Gendered Passages: French-Canadian Migration to Lowell, Massachusetts, 1900-1920 (2008). Currently, she is completing a book on Japanese transmigration across the Pacific and across the Canada-U.S. border during the Exclusion Era (1882-1941). She is also conducting a new project on the gender and social relations of Japanese in Hawai‘i in the late nineteenth century and the early twentieth century.
Dr. Takai is a recipient of grants and fellowships from several organizations, including, among others, the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and the Japan-U.S. Educational Commission (Fulbright Japan).
Past Visiting Fellows
Seung-Ryul Lee -ESL/EFL, Korea Aerospace University (Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, 2017-18)
Carolyn Strange -History, Australian National University (Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, 2017-18)
Ana Fraile -English, University of Salamanca (Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, 2016-17)
Thomas Mohr School of Law, University College, Dublin (Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, 2016-17)
H. Kalpana -English, Pondicherry Central University (Visiting Fellow, 2016-17)
Shilpa Bhat - English, Ahmedabad University (Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, 2015-16)
Marcin Gabrýs - Canadian Studies, Jagiellonian University (Visiting Professor in Canadian Studies, 2015-16)
Özgün Akduran - Political Science, University of Istanbul (Visiting Fellow, 2015-16)
Darnel Harris is a planner and community advocate breaking down barriers to practical mobility for all ages and abilities. He has a passion for space animation, mobility and sustainability. His research and outreach efforts have been recognized by the German Government, and he produced Toronto’s 1st Annual Cargo Bike Championship this summer to showcase the difference cargo bikes can make. Darnel is Executive Director of Our Greenway, a coalition of businesses, residents and community groups in Toronto's northwest seeking to build a 21 kilometers of mobility paths protected by raingardens, connecting people to places and new opportunities all year round..
Andrew Medeiros is an expert in freshwater ecology, biogeochemical processes, and Arctic environments. His research focuses on the use of biological, hydrological, and geochemical indicators to examine responses to environmental change in northern ecosystems; past, present, and future. This is applied through the examination of gradients of ecological condition (e.g., climate change, ecological sustainability, anthropogenic disturbance) over large spatial and temporal scales. His research on the evolution of northern ecosystems over the past 10,000 years allows for predictions and modeling of future responses to environmental change
Research Interests: Global/Climate Change; Geography; Biogeochemistry; Paleoecology; Arctic Environments