Congratulations to the Newest Fellows and Associates of Trinity College

Posted Jul 23, 2018 12:15 pm

As outstanding academics within the University of Toronto community, Trinity's Fellows and Associates play an active role in the life of the College. Enhancing the student experience and enriching the College’s intellectual community, these newly appointed members of our community will make valuable contributions through their participation at events, programs and activities. Congratulations to our newest Fellows and Associates -  we are grateful for their commitment to Trinity and look forward to their ongoing engagement in the life of the College and with our students.

Appointed as Fellows of the College (effective July 1, 2018): 

  • Prof. John Robinson is a Professor in the School of the Environment, at the University of Toronto, an Honorary Professor with the Institute for Resources, Environment & Sustainability at The University of British Columbia and an Adjunct Professor with the Copenhagen Business School. At the University of Toronto, he is also Presidential Advisor on the Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability. Prof. Robinson’s research focuses on the intersection of climate change mitigation, adaptation and sustainability; the use of visualization, modelling, and citizen engagement to explore sustainable futures; sustainable buildings and urban design; the role of the university in contributing to sustainability; creating partnerships for sustainability with non-academic partners; and, generally, the intersection of sustainability, social and technological change, behaviour change, and community engagement processes. 
  • Prof. Martin Pickavé is a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Medieval Philosophy at the University of Toronto, where he is affiliated with the Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Medieval Studies. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Philosophy. His main teaching and research interests lie in the history of philosophy and especially in medieval philosophy. Current research projects deal with medieval philosophy of mind (including the emotions and cognitive psychology), medieval metaphysics, and philosophy of action (free will).
  • Prof. Cheryl Suzack  is an Associate Professor in the Department of English. Trained at the University of Guelph and the University of Alberta, Professor Suzack’s research focuses on Indigenous law and literature with a particular emphasis on writing by Indigenous women.

Appointed Associates of the College, each for a two-year term (effective July 1, 2018):

  • Prof. Ben Akrigg received his BA from the University of Oxford, MA from the University of London and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Classics and has taught Greek history at the University of Toronto since 2006. Before coming to Toronto he was lecturer in Greek history in the Classics Department at King’s College London. His principal research interest is in the economic and social history of classical Greece. His current main project is on the population and economy of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE.
  • Prof. Michele Anderson received her PhD from the University of South Florida and following postdoctoral work at the California Institute for Technology was recruited to the Sunnybrook Research Institute and the University of Toronto Department of Immunology. She is currently an Associate Professor, funded by CIHR and NSERC for her work on the transcriptional regulation of T cell development.
  • Prof. Nouman Ashraf is Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream within the Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management area at the Rotman School of Management. He possesses a broad range of professional, academic and research interests, with a specialized focus on enabling innovative and inclusive practices within organization life. He is a recognized thought leader in governance, and has taught thousands of directors in the national Rotman program on Not for Profit Governance in partnership with the Institute for Corporate Directors since its inception in 2007.
  • Prof. Jonathan Beauchamp trained at Queen’s University before receiving his PhD from Harvard University. Following postdoctoral work at Harvard and work with the IMF, he was recruited as an Assistant Professor to the University of Toronto Department of Economics in 2016. He works on the relationships between genetics and natural selection and risk behavior, bringing together aspects of science and social science. 2
  • Prof. Cindy Ewing has trained at Harvard University, the University of Chicago and most recently Yale University. Currently a Visiting Scholar in the Department of History, University of Virginia, she has been recruited as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History, University of Toronto, effective July 2018 in a position jointly supported by Trinity College and the University of Toronto. Her field of research is contemporary international relations in Asia over the last 70 years and she will play a major role in the continuing development of the International Relations Program.
  • Prof. Connor Ewing trained at the University of Wisconsin- Madison and the University of Chicago before receiving his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Curently a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer at the University of Virginia, he has been recruited as an Assistant Professor to the Department of Political Science at the University of Toronto, effective July 2018 in a position jointly supported by Trinity College and the University of Toronto. His research interests are in the fields of public law and political science and he will be engaged in teaching in the Trinity One program and the Ethics, Society and Law program at Trinity College.
  • Prof. Alexander Hampton is a former student of Trinity College where he received his BA, followed by an MPhil at the University of Oxford, an MA from Stanford University and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was recruited to the Department for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto in 2017 where he is currently an Assistant Professor. His research focuses upon the areas of religious aesthetics and the philosophy of religion. His work addresses the complex relationship between spirituality and religion, and aesthetics and religion, in both historical and contemporary circumstances.
  • Prof. Andres Kasekamp was recently recruited by the Department of History and the Munk School as Professor & Elmar Tampõld Chair of Estonian Studies. Before returning to U of T, Andres Kasekamp was Professor of Baltic Politics at the University of Tartu in Estonia and Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute. He has also been a visiting professor at Humboldt University Berlin. His first book was The Radical Right in Interwar Estonia (Palgrave 2000). His second book, A History of the Baltic States (Palgrave 2010), has been translated into nine languages. His research interests include populist radical right parties, memory politics, European foreign and security policy, and cooperation and conflict in the Baltic Sea region.
  • Prof. Thierry Mallevaey trained at Université de Lille II in France before postdoctoral work at the University of Colorado at Denver. Recruited to the Department of Immunology, University of Toronto in 2010, he is currently an Associate Professor in the Department and Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies and has been appointed Director of Immunology Programs at Trinity College. He holds a Canada Research Chair in NKT cell Immunobiology, which reflects his research interests.
  • Prof. Kate Neville trained at Queen’s University and Yale University before receiving her PhD from the University of British Columbia. Following postdoctoral work at Duke University, she was recruited to the Department of Political Science as an Assistant Professor in 2015. Holding a cross-appointment to the School of the Environment, her research interests are in the area of global environmental politics, with a focus on the dynamics of state-society- corporate relations, resource governance, and contested water and energy developments. Current work explores hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”), pipelines, and land use debates in northern Canada. 3
  • Prof. Kim Strong trained at the Memorial University of Newfoundland before her DPhil at the University of Oxford. Recruited to the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto in 1996, her research involves ground-based, balloon, and satellite remote sounding using spectroscopic techniques to measure the concentrations of trace gases to study the atmosphere and its implications with respect to the biosphere. She is currently Director of the University of Toronto School of the Environment.

In addition, the following Associates of the College appointments were renewed, each for a further two-year term (effective July 1, 2018):

  • Prof. James Allen is a Professor in the Department of Philosophy. Trained at Princeton University and Yale University, Professor Allen was a faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh for many years before being recruited to the University of Toronto in 2014. Professor Allen is interested in the influence of Aristotle in philosophy.
  • Prof. Leslie Boehm is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation. Trained at the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Toronto, Les Boehm has an extensive track record in senior research administration and is interested in the history and future development of the Canadian health care system.
  • Prof. Jack Cunningham is the Program Coordinator of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, at Trinity College and the Munk School in the University of Toronto. 
  • Prof. Yasmin Dawood is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and holds a Canada Research Chair in Democracy, Constitutionalism, and Electoral Law. Trained at the University of Toronto, Columbia Law School, and the University of Chicago, Professor Dawood specializes in election law (Canada, U.S., and international), comparative constitutional law, and democratic theory.
  • Prof. John English is the Director of the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. A Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the University of Waterloo, John English has been a Liberal Member of Parliament, a Special Ambassador for Landmines and a Special Envoy for the election of Canada to the United Nations Security Council. 
  • Dr. Neil Guthrie is an educator, research lawyer, writer, speaker and Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law. A graduate of Trinity College, Dr. Guthrie also trained at the University of Oxford and the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. In addition to his studies in the field of Law, Dr. Guthrie also engages in studies of the eighteenth century. 
  • Prof. Jennifer Jenkins is an Associate Professor of German and European History and holder of a Canada Research Chair. Trained at Stanford University and the University of Michigan, Professor Jenkins’ interests are in global history, modern German and European political and cultural history, modern Iranian history, transnationalism, imperialism, Orientalism, modern art and architecture.
  • Prof. Peggy Kohn teaches political theory at the University of Toronto. She received her PhD from Cornell University in 2000. Her primary research interests are in the areas of colonialism, democratic theory, critical theory, and urbanism.
  • Prof. Franco Pierno is an Associate Professor of Italian Linguistics. His areas of research include history of the Italian language, Italian Lexicography, and Italian language and religion.
  • Prof. David Petinicchio is an Assistant Professor of Sociology. He is interested in the development of political constituencies and their ongoing interaction with political institutions. More specifically, he is interested in the relationship between political entrepreneurship, grassroots mobilization and policy change.
  • Prof. Nick Stang is an Assistant Professor and Canada Research Chair holder in the Department of Philosophy. Trained at Harvard University and Princeton University before being recruited to the University of Toronto in 2014, Professor Stang’s interests are in the areas of Kant, metaphysics, early modernism and aesthetics.
  • Prof. Simon Stern is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law. Trained at the University of California, Berkeley and Yale Law School, Professor Stern teaches and researches in the areas of civil procedure, law and literature, legal history, and criminal law.
  • Roman BorysJamie Parker and Annalee Patipatanakoon are members of the Gryphon Trio, artists-inresidence at Trinity College. In addition to their exceptional performance skills, the members of the Gryphon Trio have a strong commitment to engaging students in musical performance. 

Click here to view the Trinity College online directory!