Faculty Research

Our faculty members are actively engaged in leading research on a wide variety of subjects. Visit our faculty members’ pages for complete listings of research and interests, grants, and professional activity.

Research Highlights

Dr. Hallensleben to Collaborate on “Belonging in Unceded Territories”

Dr. Markus Hallensleben is a part of the team of UBC Migration collaborators to receive a SSHRC Parternship Development Grant to study place-based identity and belonging in Vancouver.

Dr. Hallensleben to Lead New ‘Narratives’ Research Group

Established by UBC Migration, this groups' research will focus on the social, political, artistic, practical and theoretical implications pertaining to narratives of migration and the politics of belonging.

Dr. Katherine Bowers publishes article on Crime and Punishment

Dr. Katherine Bowers published an article, “Plotting the Ending: Generic Expectation and the Uncanny Ending of Crime and Punishment,” in the most recent issue of Canadian Slavonic Papers.

Presentations from “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies” Conference Available Streaming

Dr. Kyle Frackman and Dr. Ervin Malakaj hosted the conference “The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies” online on April 24–26, 2020. The keynote lecture by Dr. Katie Sutton (Australian National University), as well as all conference presentations, are available streaming.

Dr. Karwowska’s published text available at UBC Library

Dr. Bozena Karwowska's text, "Women and the Holocaust - Am I an Outsider," was published in the book Her Story, My Story. Writing about Women and the Holocaust, edited by Judith Baumel-Schwartz and Dalia Ofer (Bern 2020).

Article by Dr. Bozena Karwowska published in special issue of Polonistyka. Innowacje

Dr. Bozena Karwowska's article, "Academic Programs in Polish Language and Literature. A Western Canadian Perspective" was published in a special issue of Polonistyka.Innowacje (Polish Studies. Innovations), devoted to Polish Studies abroad.

Dr. Malakaj gives invited talk at Wellesley College

Dr. Ervin Malakaj gave a talk at Wellesley College titled “Diversity Work in Language and Culture Studies Programs: Cultivating Belonging for LGBTQIA2S* Students.” 

Dr. Iurascu presents at “Media Inventories of the Nineteenth Century”

On February 21, Dr. Ilinca Iurascu presented "Unwriting Course Catalogs" at the symposium on "Media Inventories of the 19th Century" at the University of Missouri. 

Dr. Nijdam attends symposium in Sweden on comics and feminism

On February 19-21, Dr. Biz Nijdam attended the Nordic Summer University's Winter Symposium on Comics and Feminism at Södertörn University in Sweden. 

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj receive DAAD Conference Support Grant

Drs. Frackman and Malakaj received a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Conference Support Grant for "The Pasts and Futures of Queer German Studies."