Department: Dr. Yunxiang Gao’s research explores China’s history of using sport to communicate political messages. Her new book, Sporting Gender: Women Athletes and Celebrity-Making during China’s National Crisis, 1931-45 examines the rise to fame of female athletes in China during its national crisis of 1931-45.
Department: Department of History Associate Professor Jenny Carson and Department of Politics and Public Administration Professor Myer Siemiatycki are project leads in a five-year SSHRC-funded Community University Research Alliance project on Poverty and Precarious Employment in Southern Ontario.
Department: Alexandra Ouzounis is in her third year of the History-English double major. She has been an executive member with the Ryerson History Society for three years, and is currently the Minister of Interior affairs.
Department: Aviva is a fourth-year English and History double major. This summer she traveled to Germany to study Nazi History at the Freie Universitat in Berlin on a full scholarship. "This was such a valuable experience for me, because it gave me the chance to study one of my favourite fields of history while being immersed in the environment in which the events I learned about took place."
Department: Teresa is a graduate of the history program from the class of 2017. During her time at Ryerson she completed two experiential learning internships. One to conduct an artefact inventory at Gibson House Museum and another at Heritage Toronto where she contributed to the early stages of the creation of the Legacy Plaques map.
Department: Dr. Mukherjee explores the social history of war, famine, and riots in Bengal, specifically the complex ways that the experience of trauma and turmoil affected the lives of individuals, families, and communities. His teaching includes “Colonization, Colonialism, and Independence,” “East Meets West: Asia in the World,” and “Themes in Modern Asian History.”
Department: Dr. Li’s research focuses on Egyptian art and archaeology in the first millennium BCE, a dynamic era of socio-political changes when Egyptians interacted intensively with their international neighbours.
Department: Robert Teigrob was awarded the Dean’s Scholarly, Research and Creative Activity Award for the 2016-2017 calendar year, during which he published Living With War: Twentieth Century Conflict in Canadian and American History and Memory, and Canada and the United Nations: Legacies, Limits, Prospects, co-edited with Ryerson Adjunct Professor in History Colin McCullough.
Department: Arne Kislenko has won numerous awards for his teaching, including the 3M National Teaching Fellowship (2011) and Ryerson University's first President's Award for Teaching Excellence (2007). In Fall 2005, he was named Ontario's "Best Lecturer" by TV Ontario following its first "Academic Idol" contest. He appears regularly in the media commenting on current affairs.
Department: Dr. Ross Fair’s research explores the role of local history, both myth and memory, in constructions of Canadian identity. He is currently working on a monograph that explores the ideology of improvement and the formation of the Upper Canadian state between 1792 and 1850
Department: Between 1914 and 1918, the ‘Great War’ touched the lives of every Canadian man, woman, and child, whether they remained at home or served overseas, and it continues to be one of the most fascinating and pivotal moments in Canadian history.
Department: The infirmity of the human body and the dread of disease, physical pain and mental suffering are at the core of human experience. Which diseases threatened people’s lives in the past? What kinds of approaches developed in different cultural and social contexts to hold diseases at bay?