Message from the Program Director
Since 1973, the Humanities PhD Program has served Concordia University as a premier site of innovative research, providing students with opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary projects across fields in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts. In 2007, the Humanities PhD Program became part of the newly created Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture. Browse our site for information about the Humanities program for prospective students and current students, the scholarly and creative projects of Humanities students, the accomplishments of our alumni, and the wide range of expertise of Humanities associated faculty. Visuals throughout the site are of publications and artwork by Humanities students, alumni, and associated faculty. We look forward to seeing you at the varied activities of CISSC and its Humanities program events.
The site of Théâtre Nulle Part’s Griffintown performance during les Journées de la culture. | Photo by Shauna Janseen.
“I wanted my research to be more practice-based, I was inspired by the ways these artists were responding to the politics of urban revitalization,” recalls Shauna Janssen (Humanities, 2009)
- Accolades to Virginia Nixon on the reissue in paperback by Penn State Press of her 2004 book Mary's Mother: Saint Anne in Late Medieval Europe.
- Accolades to Catherine Russell and Tom Waugh, both professors at Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, on the publication of their new books.
- Accolades to Greg Nielsen, Professor, Sociology and Anthropology, on the publication of MEDIATED SOCIETY A Critical Sociology of Media. (Oxford Univ. Press, 2011)
- Viviane Namaste, a professor and researcher at Concordia’s Simone de Beauvoir Institute (and an Humanities associated faculty member), has won the 2010 Grand Prize from the Quebec Council of Gays and Lesbians (CQGL)
- Congratulations to Idir Guermah, Winner of 2013 Concordia
3-Minute Thesis Competition
- Accolades to Fiona Annis on her vernissage at Easten Bloc (June 2013), "The Stars are Dead but their Light Lives On"
- Accolades to Sorouja Moll on her published article in UTP Journal: Canadian Theatre Review
- Accolades to Jane Gabriels, Co-author of grant proposal, Project Manager and documentary writer for The Young Roots performance series at Hostos Center for the Arts and Culture, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation NYC Cultural Innovation Fund 2011-12.