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. Bowers Receives 2020 Public Humanities Hub Grant for Eurasia Research Cluster

The PHH cluster grant will support an interdisciplinary speaker series, workshops, and community-building activities for the Eurasia Research Cluster.

Dr. Rieger Participates in Health Outcomes and Language Project

This 'review of reviews' looks to identify gaps in academic literature regarding how communication between a healthcare provider affects the health of a patient, focusing on vulnerable populations.

Dr. Karwowska Contributes to Essay Collection “Creating Under Covid”

Dr. Bozena Karwowska took part in the book project, Creating Under Covid, published by the Arnold and Leona Finkler Institute of Holocaust Research, Bar-Ilan University in Israel.

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.”