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Announcement, JHI Working Groups 2018-2019

Announcement: JHI Working Groups in 2018-2019

We are delighted to announce the following working groups will be active in 2018-2019.  If you are interested in joining a group, please contact one of the leads to inquire.  Full information about membership, contacts, and activities is available at: https://www.humanities.utoronto.ca/WorkingGroups

Afterlives: Institutionality, Survival, Pedagogy (new)

  • Kyle Kinaschuk, Ph.D. student, English
  • Tavleen Purewal, Ph.D. student, English
  • Karina Vernon, UTSC English

Bridging Disciplines in Manuscript Studies (new)

  • Kari North, Ph.D. cand., FAS History
  • Suzanne Akbari, FAS English and Medieval Studies

Building Environmental Humanities at the University of Toronto (renewal)

  • Alexandra Rahr, FAS Centre for Study of United States
  • Andrea Most, FAS English
  • Caroline Holland, Ph.D. cand., FAS English

Critical China Studies (renewal)

  • Yiching Wu, FAS East Asian Studies
  • Sida Liu, UTM Sociology


  • Laura Colantoni, FAS Spanish & Portuguese (new)
  • Ana Teresa Pérez-Leroux, FAS Spanish & Portuguese and Cognitive Science program

Latin American Racial Technologies through the 21st Century

  • Susan Antebi, FAS Spanish & Portuguese
  • Luisa Schwartzman, UTM Sociology
  • Valentina Napolitano, FAS Anthropology

Native Performance Culture and the Rhythm of ReConciliation: Re-Membering Ourselves in Deep Time (renewal)

  • Jill Carter, FAS Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies
  • Myrto Koumarianis, Ph.D. student, Drama. Theatre & Performance Studies

Postsecular or Postcritique? New Approaches to Reading Religion

  • Alex Eric Hernandez, FAS English

Practices of Commentary (new)

  • Markus Stock, FAS German and Medieval Studies
  • Walid Saleh, FAS Study of Religion and Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations

Refiguring Iranian Studies

  • Jairan Gahan, FAS Near & Middle Eastern Civilizations
  • Mohammad Tavakoli Targhi, UTM Historical Studies
  • Jennifer Harris, FAS History
  • Delbar Khakzad, Ph.D. student, Study of Religion

Simmel Discussion Group (new)

  • Willi Goetschel, FAS German and Philosophy
  • Dan Silver, UTSC Sociology

Sovereignty and the State in South Asia, Past & Present: Mediating Divine and Secular Power (new)

  • Karen Ruffle, UTM Historical Studies
  • Nika Kuchuk, Ph.D. student, Study of Religion


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