Faculty Committees 2023-2024

Policy Committee

Elected from among the St. George Campus faculty, with participation of the Chair of Historical Studies at UTM and the Chair of Historical and Cultural Studies at UTSC. Advises the chair(s) on policy-related matters concerning the St. George Department including such things as: working groups, opportunities and initiatives, appointments, retention, strategic complement planning and reviews, curricula, etc.

  • Alison Smith (Chair)
  • Melanie Newton (ex officio, Associate Chair - Grad)
  • Heidi Bohaker (ex officio, Associate Chair - UG)
  • Natalie Rothman (ex officio, UTSC Chair)
  • Boris Chrubasik (ex officio, UTM Chair)
  • Funké Aladejebi (year 3 of 3)
  • Cindy Ewing (year 3 of 3)
  • Nakanyike Musisi (year 3 of 3)
  • Eric Jennings (year 1 of 3)

St. George Campus Committees

Reviews annual activity reports and advises on those faculty who are ready for promotion. Assists in the evaluation and preparation of the promotion dossier.

  • Alison Smith (Chair)
  • Dimitry Anastakis
  • Doris Bergen
  • M Murphy
  • Anver Emon
  • Jennifer Mori (Chair)
  • Nicholas Terpstra
  • Shauna Sweeney

Reviews annual activity reports to advise the chair in determining performance of faculty for annual PTR.

  • Alison K. Smith (Chair)
  • Heidi Bohaker (ex officio)
  • Melanie Newton (ex officio)
  • Luis Van Isschot
  • Sean Mills
  • Rebecca Woods

Plans and coordinates undergraduate course offerings for departmental approval; discusses ongoing curriculum renewal and proposes changes for departmental consideration; discusses other undergraduate issues as necessary.

  • Heidi Bohaker (Chair)
  • Vicki Norton (ex officio)
  • Sean Mills
  • Chris Johnson
  • Luis Van Isschot
  • Alan Verskin
  • Mark Meyerson
  • Lori Loeb
  • Lisa Mar
  • Heidi Bohaker
  • Eric Jennings (Chair)
  • Safia Aidid
  • Funké Aladejebi
  • Lisa Mar

Tri-Campus Committees

    The mandate of the Equity and Diversity Committee is to provide recommendations and direction to the Tri-Campus Graduate History Department and the undergraduate St. George History Department on questions of equity and diversity with a particular focus on addressing racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, and structural inequities, as well as policies and practices that affect Indigenous, Black, People of Color, and LGBTQ2S members of these departments.

    • pending (co-Chair)
    • Funke Aladejebi 
    • Ritu Birla
    • Elsmat Elhalaby
    • Chris Johnson
    • Paula Hastings
    • Tong Lam
    • Lisa Mar
    • Julie MacArthur
    • Nakanyike Musisi
    • Shauna Sweeney
    • Piotr Wrobel

    Student members:

    • Koby Song-Nichols (co-chair)
    • Divyani
    • Catherine Grant-Wata
    • Carlie Manners
    • Nico Mara-Mckay
    • Melanie Ng
    • Ujjwala Sharma

    Seeks to promote activities (lectures, conferences, workshops, etc) which promote collaboration among faculty members and advance and celebrate the intellectual life of the department.

    • Sean Mills (Chair)
    • Cindy Ewing
    • Andres Kasekamp (fall)
    • Jo Sharma
    • LK Bertram
    • Piotr Wrobel (fall)

    Chaired by a tenured faculty member, works closely with Associate Chair Graduate and Graduate Administrators to review graduate applications and determine offers of admission; liaises with prospective faculty advisors about responding to pre-application inquiries, messages of interest and campus visits, and assists the Associate Chair Graduate, in the recruitment of admitted students.

    • Melanie Newton (ex officio Chair)
    • Jennifer Jenkins (Chair, MA admissions)
    • Bhavani Raman (Chair, PhD Admissions)
    • Kevin Coleman
    • Esmat Elhalaby
    • Paula Hastings
    • Russell Kazal
    • Nick Terpstra

    Plans and coordinates graduate course offerings for departmental approval; discusses ongoing curriculum renewal and proposes changes for departmental consideration; discusses other graduate issues as necessary.

    • Melanie Newton (ex officio Chair)
    • Isabelle Cochelin
    • Brian Gettler
    • Susan Hill
    • Jennifer Jenkins
    • Malavika Kasturi
    • Natalie Rothman
    • Alan Verskin
    • Aparna Nair
    • Yvon Wang
    • Julie MacArthur (Chair)
    • Anup Grewal
    • Lori Loeb
    • Steve Penfold
    • Nick Everett (alternate)
    • Nick Terpstra (alternate)
    • Tak Fujitani (alternate - fall)
    • Rebecca Wittmann (alternate)

    Advises the Associate Chair, Graduate in the awarding of internal fellowships; reviews graduate students’ applications and proposals assisting in the preparation of cover letters, CVs and dossiers for external fellowships.

    • Melanie Newton (ex officio)
    • Funké Aladejebi
    • Eric Jennings
    • Max Mishler
    • William Nelson
    • Tim Sayle
    • Li Chen (winter)
    • Tong Lam (fall)

    Assists and advises graduate students at all levels of their study to prepare for the job market including: workshops on the preparation of CVs, cover letters and teaching dossiers; individual consultations regarding job applications; mock interviews; support for AHA interviews in advance of and at the meeting; and preparation for campus visits.

    • Yvon Wang (Chair, PDL Coordinator)
    • Safia Aidid
    • Chris Johnson
    • Paul Cohen (winter)
    • Piotr Wrobel (fall)
    • Nick Everett (Chair)
    • Jennifer Mori
    • Andres Kasekamp (fall)
    • David Wilson
    • Carol Chin
    • Steve Rockel
    • Tak Fujitani (fall)
    • Sean Hawkins
    • Charlie Keil (winter)
    • Steve Penfold (Chair)
    • LK Bertram
    • Tim Sayle
    • Yvon Wang