CSIS Faculty

Dr. Mary K. Bryson is Senior Associate Dean, Administration, Faculty Affairs & Innovation and Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia (ubc.academia.edu/MaryKBryson). Dr. Bryson is the author of multiple publications concerning the social, cultural and educational significance of networked media technologies and publics that make significant contributions to theoretical accounts of gendered and sexual marginality, knowledge mobilization and resilience. Dr. Bryson chairs the UBC Vice-Presidential Trans, Two-Spirit and Gender Diversity Task Force and is a member of the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) Global Education Initiative.

Assistant Professor, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Dr. John Paul (JP) Catungal is an interdisciplinary scholar trained in the nexus of critical human geography and intersectional feminist theorizing. His research interests concern Filipinx and Asian Canadian studies; feminist and queer of colour critique; migrant, anti-racist and queer community organizing; and the politics of education, mentorship, teaching and learning. JP is currently Assistant Professor in Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies with UBC’s Social Justice Institute, where he was previously Instructor I (from January 2016 to June 2018) and Postdoctoral Fellow (from 2014-2015). His active research projects include “Mentorship as Political Practice”, a community partnered research project with the Kababayan Academic Mentorship Program (KAMP); “Queer World Cities”, in partnership with Dr. Natalie Oswin (at McGill University); and an oral history of HIV/AIDS in Vancouver BC, with various local community partners. He teaches courses on theories of subjectivity, representation and queer of colour critique, as well as global social justice issues and Asian Canadian studies.

JP was co-editor of the landmark 2012 volume Filipinos in Canada: Disturbing Invisibility (University of Toronto Press), as well as of recent journal special issues on the intersections of sexuality, race and nation in the Canadian context in ACME: International Journal of Critical Geographies and TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. He has been co-editor of ACME: International Journal of Critical Geographies since August 2017. Since coming to UBC, JP has also been active in media-based public pedagogy through expert interviews and writing on local and national issues concerning sexuality, LGBTQ issues, immigration and racism. He also holds faculty affiliations with Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies and the Department of Geography.

Assistant Professor, Germanic Studies in Central, Eastern, and Northern European Studies

Dr. Kyle Frackman’s teaching and research lie primarily in German studies, Scandinavian studies, and film studies.

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Faculty Affiliate, Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies

Dr. Amin Ghaziani is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of British Columbia. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern in 2006. Before joining the faculty at UBC, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Princeton Society of Fellows. Ghaziani is a sociologist of sexualities with additional interests in culture, social movements, and cities.

Professor and Head, Department of English

Dr. Stephen Guy-Bray is Professor and Head of the Department of English. He specializes in Renaissance poetry and queer theory. He is the author of three monographs (most recently, Against Reproduction: Where Renaissance Texts Come From) and the co-editor of two collections of essays. Forthcoming are an edition of Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II and an essay on angel sex. He is currently working on a study of queer paraphrase.

First Nations Studies Chair
Professor, Department of English and First Nations Studies
Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture

Daniel Heath Justice is a Colorado-born Canadian citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Dr. Justice’s research and creative writing focus on indigenous literary studies, a field that seeks to document the aesthetic, social, historical, and intellectual contexts of indigenous North American literatures. He has also documented animal cultural histories, such as that of the badger, and the ways in which myths, legends, and spiritual beliefs about specific animals inspire representation, religion, and arts throughout human history.

Professor, Department of Sociology
Sociology Undergraduate Studies Committee Chair

Dr. Thomas Kemple is Professor in the Sociology Department at the University of British Columbia. His research focuses on the rhetorical, literary and deconstructive dimensions of classical sociological texts and contemporary cultural theory.

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Dr. Loutzenheizer’s research interests are focused on the educational experiences of marginalized youth. This focus emanates from her teaching experience and research on youth in alternative educational settings. She combines a fascination with curriculum, queer /gender, and poststructural theories, as well as the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, etc. in schooling to look at the experiences of marginalized youth.

Dr. Lori MacIntosh received her Ph.D. in the Sociology of Education in 2013. She has been teaching in the Faculty of Education since 2009, and in Critical Studies in Sexuality since 2011. Lori also serves as an academic advisor in UBC’s Doctor, Patient and Society (DPAS) Undergraduate Medical Program. Her research interests include critical studies in gender and sexuality, queer theory, youth media studies, and the intersecting realms of social justice theory.

Associate Professor, Department of English

Dr. Gregory Mackie is Assistant Professor in the Department of English. He has published several articles on Oscar Wilde, and is currently at work on a book project on Wilde and literary forgery. His research interests include aestheticism and decadence, queer drama and book history.