Robarts Centre Visiting Professorship in Canadian Studies


[UPDATE: 22 April 2020]

Given the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the global economy, we are suspending the Visitorship in Canadian Studies program. We are optimistic that we can, one day, reintroduce this program.

In the meantime, the Robarts Centre at York would like to let our international colleagues know that the doors of the Robarts Centre remain open and, when travel restrictions are lifted, we are happy to offer support to our fellow Canadianists who may wish to travel to York to conduct research – whether that be for a specific research project or perhaps as part of a sabbatical visit. We welcome, in particular, those visiting scholars associated with other Canadian Studies centres as we continue to build these important institutional linkages and networks as well as support the study of Canada in a global context. 

So, if you are planning to travel to Canada to study or do research, please do not hesitate to reach out to us in the future to see if we can be of assistance.


Thanks to the generosity of President Emerita Lorna Marsden, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies hosted Robarts Visiting Professors in Canadian Studies from 2015-16 to 2019-20. The Professorship was open to full-time (tenured or tenure-track) faculty members working on issues concerning Canada, based outside the country, with demonstrated scholarly expertise on Canada and a commitment to Canadian studies.

The Professorship provided the selected faculty member with $2500 CAD to assist in covering travel and accommodations costs while in residence.

Past Visiting Professors in Canadian Studies

2019-20
Susan Ashley
Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle
Exploring the concept of “heritage” within Canadian and Ontario cultural policies

Robin Curtis
Institute for Media and Cultural Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany
“Immersion and leisure in the theme park: Media Landscapes at Ontario Place"

2018-19
Paul Halferty
English, Drama and Film, University College Dublin, Ireland
Political Stages: Gay Theatre in Toronto, 1967-85
Junichi Miyazawa
Cultural and Creative Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan
Retrieving the cultural landscapes of Glenn Gould: A Japanese perspective on Canadian lifestyles and customs

2017-18
Seung-Ryul Lee
ESL/EFL, Korea Aerospace University, Korea
Research Canadian culture/ collecting materials to develop Canadian Studies curriculum
Carolyn Strange
History, Australian National University, Australia
Administration of the death penalty as it applied to sexual offences in post-Confederation Canada

2016-17
Ana Fraile
English, University of Salamanca, Spain
Vulnerability and Resilience in Contemporary Canadian Literature
Thomas Mohr
School of Law, University College, Dublin, Ireland
Exploring the Constitutional Links between Ireland and Canada, 1922-1937

2015-16
Shilpa Bhat
English, Ahmedabad University, India
Hackneying Hybridity? The Discourse of Inventiveness in Culture and the Canadian Immigrant Experience in M.G. Vassanji's Fiction
Marcin Gabrýs
Canadian Studies, Jagiellonian University, Poland
Arctic Governance: Inuit Self- Governance in Nunavut, Nunavik, Inuvialut and Nunatsiavut