Contract Faculty

Gordon Anderson

Long Service Teaching Appointment, East Asian Studies

MA: East Asian Studies, University of Toronto
BA: East Asian Studies, McGill University
BA: Psychology, Concordia University

Office: 049 McLaughlin College
Phone: x 77042
Email: ganderso@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: understandings and activism of this land; spirituality and sensuality in early modern Chinese literature.

Carol Bigwood

Long Service Teaching Appointment, Humanities/Gender and Women's Studies

PhD:  Philosophy, York University
MA: English Literature, Waterloo University
BA: English Literature and Philosophy, University of Laurentian

Office: 224 Founders College
Email: cbigwood@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: continental philosophy (Merleau-Ponty, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault); Ancient Greek philosophy and culture, especially gender and sexuality in the ancient world; Environmental Thought, especially Indigenous philosophy, and ecofeminism; Aesthetics.

Eric Bronson

Course Director, Contract Faculty, Department of Humanities

PhD:  Philosophy, State University of New York
MA: Philosophy, State University of New York

Email: ebronson@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Philosophy and Religion, Existentialism, Religion & Popular Culture.

Donald A. Burke

Course Director, Contract Faculty, Department of Humanities

PhD: Social and Political Thought, York University
MA: Philosophy, York University
BA (Hons.): English, University of Saskatchewan

Office: 021A Vanier College
Phone: none
Email: dab135@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Continental philosophy, Hegel, German idealism, Marxism, Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School, Existentialism, Aesthetics, English and German literature, Romanticism, Modernism, World Religions, and Greek and Roman mythology.

Robyn Gillam

Long Service Teaching Appointment, Humanities and Writing Departments

PhD: University of Toronto
BA (Hons.): University of Melbourne

Office: 037 McLaughlin College
Email: gillam@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Egyptology, ritual and performance, phenomenology of ancient environments, and relationships with the non-human world.

Gurbir Jolly

Long Service Teaching Appointment, Humanities (concentration in Children, Childhood, and Youth)

PhD: Humanities, York University
MA: Interdisciplinary Studies, York University
BA (Hons.): English and History, York University

Office: 213 Vanier College
Phone: 416-888-2398
Email: gsjolly@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: historically-foregrounded, theological assertions of personhood within contemporary, global, post-colonial Christianity; ethnographic and literary studies of migration, gender, and childhood; cultural circumscriptions of sexuality studies; and trends in the aesthetic globalization of film.

Mohamed Khimji

Course Director, Contract Faculty, Department of Humanities

PhD: Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought, York University
MA: Social and Political Thought, York University
BA (Hon., Dbl.): Philosophy and Psychology, York University

Office: 162 Founders College
Phone: x 22580
Email: mkhimji@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: modern European philosophy, the ancient Greeks and Romans (myth, drama, history, philosophy), biblical interpretation (Hebrew Bible and New Testament).

Loredana Kun

Course Director, Contract Faculty, Department of Humanities

PhD: Philology, University of Zagreb
MA: Literature, University of Zagreb
BA: Slavic Languages and Literature and Classical Philology, University of Zagreb

Office: 162 Founders College
Phone: x 22580
Email: loredana@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Roman literature, culture and methodology, apocalyptic eschatology.

Tony Michael

Long Service Teaching Appointment, Department of Humanities

PhD (in progress): Centre for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto
MA: Department of Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Toronto
BA: Religious Studies, University of Toronto

Office: 036 McLaughlin College
Phone: x 22329
Email: tmichael@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Biblical languages (Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek), Septuagint studies, History of Biblical Interpretation; Eastern religions minor.

Sherry Rowley

Long Service Teaching Appointment, Department of Humanities

PhD: Faculty of Environmental Studies, York University
MA: Interdisciplinary Studies, York University
BA (Hons.): Humanities & Philosophy, York University

Office: 224 Founders College
Email: srowley@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Fantasy, myth, female sacrality and ritualizing, storytelling and
the interstitial arts across a diversity of media.

Randal Schnoor

Adjunct Faculty (Humanities, Social Science)

PhD: Sociology, McGill University
MA: Religious Studies, McMaster University
BA: Religious Studies, York University

Office: 753 Kaneff Tower
Phone: (416) 736-5823
Email: rschnoor@yorku.ca

Areas of interest: Contemporary Jewish life (identity, education, family, gender and sexuality), Canadian Jewish Studies, Muslims in Canada, Islamophobia, antisemitism, inter-religious relations.

Marta Simidchieva

Continuing Sessional Standing Program (CSSP) Instructor

PhD: Iranian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Soviet Academy of Sciences (now Russian Academy of Sciences) Moscow; Persian Studies, Graduate Program, Department of Foreign Students, University of Tehran, Iran
BA: English Literature, University of Tehran, Iran

Office: 042 McLaughlin College
Email: msmidyorku.ca

Areas of interest: Religion, society, culture. History of ideas: issues of modernity and tradition, continuity and change, East-West cultural interrelations. Classical and modern Persian literature.