The Faculty of Arts acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our actions toward reconciliation take place through our research, teaching, learning, and community events, with guidance from the University’s Indigenous Initiatives Office.
Meet the 2019 Course Instructors
Ian Milligan is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of Waterloo. His primary research focus is on how historians can use web archives. He teaches courses in historical methodology, postwar Canada, and digital history, and supervises graduate students in diverse areas including postwar Canadian history, video games, and childhood studies. In 2016, he was awarded the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Outstanding Early Career Award. He also holds an Ontario Early Researcher Award.
He is principal investigator of the Web Archives for Historical Research group, which is supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation. Between 2013 and 2018, Milligan has received over a million dollars as principal investigator in federal, provincial, and foundation funding.
Marcel O’Gorman – University Research Chair, English Department
Dr. Marcel O’Gorman is a University Research Chair, Professor of English, and Founding Director of the Critical Media Lab (CML), where he teaches courses in digital design and the philosophy of technology.
O’Gorman has published widely about the impacts of technology on society, including his most recent book Necromedia and articles in Slate, The Atlantic, and The Globe and Mail. He is also a digital artist with an international portfolio of exhibitions and performances. O’Gorman’s most recent research looks at “Digital Abstinence: The Art, Philosophy, and Politics of Unplugging.” This project, based out of the Critical Media Lab at the Communitech Hub, brings together social science researchers, designers, and tech companies, with the hope of tackling some of the moral and ethical issues faced by contemporary technoculture.
Meet the 2018 Course Instructor
Director of the Global Engagement Seminar Program and an Associate Professor at the BSIA, Jasmin Habib hold a Ph.D. in Anthropology and an M.A. in International Peace Studies. Her research publications focus on the politics of empire and the practices of decolonization with primary interest in the experiences of war-affected refugees now living in Israel, Palestine, Canada and the United States; indigenous practices and relations of autonomy in North America; and the architecture of consent for contemporary state violence (systemic and direct).
Dr. Habib’s work is primarily ethnographic and collaborative. Her research methodologies and practices are informed by postcolonial, diaspora, indigenous and feminist theories of the state; and the theories of spatial and visual cultures of violence/non-violence.
Dr. Habib is past-Editor-in-Chief and Anglophone Editor of Anthropologica, the flagship journal of the Canadian Anthropology Society and General Editor of the Cultural Spaces series at the University of Toronto Press.