In September 2023, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences welcomed 15 new faculty members to a variety of academic departments across all areas of FAHSS including the Creative and Performing Arts, the Humanities and Culture, and the Social Sciences and Professional Studies. Please join us in welcoming these academics to the University of Windsor family.
Pillar: Creative & Performing Arts
School of Creative Arts: Visual Art and the Built Environment (VABE)
Prof. Dorian Moore, AIA
Dorian Moore joins us as an Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Arts with a cross appointment in Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies. He has been involved in a wide range of large-scaled urban design and architecture projects. Recently, Moore was Project Urban Design Manager for the 180-acre Michigan State Fairgrounds mixed-use redevelopment. He was among a select group of architects and planners invited to Mississippi as part of the charrette planning team for 11 cities along the Gulf Coast that were ravaged by hurricane Katrina. Mr. Moore was a member of an international team of architects and urban designers invited to develop a vision for the underutilized “Port lands” in Toronto, Canada. He was also a member of the Core Support Staff for the Mayor’s Detroit Land Use Master Plan Task Force which developed the framework for the long-term evolution of the city. Moore teaches at the University of Windsor and University of Detroit-Mercy, and has taught at Lawrence Technological University, and Wayne State University.
Pillar: Humanities & Culture
English and Creative Writing
Dr. Danielle Price
Danielle Price joins us from James Madison University in Virginia, USA, as an Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing. She writes on children’s literature, 19th -century studies, and disability. Her monograph, Speech and Silence in Contemporary Children’s Literature, will be published this fall.
Dr. Jason Sandhar
Jason Sandhar joins us from Western University as an Assistant Professor in English and Creative Writing. His research topics of interest include: postcolonial ecocriticism, Indian literature, critical animal studies, phenomenology, existentialism and philosophical pessimism. Dr. Sahdhar will join the University in January 2024.
Pillar: Social Sciences and Professional Studies
Communication, Media, and Film
Dr. Aidan Moir
Aidan Moir joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication, Media, and Film. Gaining her PhD from York University, she previously taught at Wilfrid Laurier University and University of Toronto Mississauga and Scarborough campuses. Her research analyzes how brand culture influences the way campaigns (whether political campaigns, advertising campaigns, or social advocacy campaigns) circulate through popular culture. Increasingly, her research focuses on social media, such as the use of TikTok as a form of digital outreach for political parties and how brands like Rare Beauty use newer platforms like BeReal to extend their promotional communities.
Dr. Gregg French
Gregg French previously held Limited-Term Appointments with the University of Prince Edward Island and the University of Windsor and joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Department of History. His research in the field of history explores the formation of racial identities and projections of imperial power in the U.S. colonial empire. Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), his research focuses on HyFlex learning environments and the pedagogical approaches associated with teaching U.S. History in Canadian classrooms.
Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies
Dr. Juanita Stephen
Juanita Stephen joins us from York University as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary and Critical Studies. Her research interests include: Black feminist theories and methods, Black studies, care and care systems, children, youth and families, and pre-service education for care workers, community-engaged and youth participatory action research methods as well as research creation.
Dr. Geoffrey Callaghan
Geoffrey Callaghan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Windsor. He earned his Ph.D. in Legal and Political Philosophy at McMaster University and holds a Master of Studies in Law (MSL) from the University of Toronto. He was a postdoctoral fellow at McGill Law and a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto Law School. His research lies at the intersection of legal, political, and social thought, having published on topics ranging from judicial process to styles of political representation, to conceptual forays into politics and the law. He is currently working on a large-scale project (funded by SSHRC) examining the role and influence of interveners on court proceedings at both the Supreme Court and lower court levels.
Dr. Alexander Daros
Alexander Daros joins us from the University of Toronto as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. His research focuses on the emotional experiences of individuals with a range of mental health conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, substance use, and suicidality) and how these experiences change over the course of psychological treatments. He incorporates the use of technology such as smartphones, apps, and mobile sensing to increase and enhance opportunities for the assessment of emotional phenomena in daily life and delivering interventions, such as adapted forms of dialectical behavior therapy.
Sociology and Criminology
Dr. Carlo Handy Charles
Carlo Handy Charles joins us from McMaster University and the CNRS Laboratoire Caribéen de Sciences Sociales, Université des Antilles as an Assistant Professor in Sociology and Criminology. His research areas include International Migration, Transnationalism, Diaspora Studies, Sexualities, Socio-economic Inequality, Haiti, the Caribbean, the Americas, Europe, Francophonie.
Dr. Camisha Sibblis
Camisha Sibblis joins us as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. Camisha Sibblis’ research is part of a broader effort across various disciplines (e.g. history, humanities, equity studies, philosophy, psychology, and education) to study identity, oppression and anti-oppressive alternatives. Her research uses spaciotemporal and critical race theories to focus on the anti-Black racism, the ubiquity of carcerality in Black life, and the politics of intersectional identity.
Dr. Wesley Tourangeau
Wesley Tourangeau will be joining us in January 2024 from the University of Lincoln, UK, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology. He is an interdisciplinary critical criminologist specializing in animal and environmental harms, agricultural regulations and discourses, and systems thinking. His research spans three overlapping areas: (1) re-defining harms within green criminology, (2) power and influence in food and farming discourses, and (3) policies and practices that connect agricultural systems to climate change and sustainable transformations.
School of Social Work
Dr. Riham Al-Saadi
Riham Al-Saadi joins the School of Social Work as an Assistant Professor. Her research and scholarly interests center around applying Critical Race Theory Lens and adopting intersectionality to further understand acculturation and adjustment experiences of immigrants and refugees in Canada, with some focus on Arab immigrant and refugee populations.
Dr. Festus Moasun
Festus Moasun joins us from University of Regina in Saskatchewan as an Assistant Professor with the School of Social Work. His research centres on (dis)Ability and mental health in the global south, immigrant populations, decoloniality and the politics of knowledge creation.
Dr. Kathryn Szechy
Kathryn Szechy joins us from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI, as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Her research topics include challenges in the transition to adulthood for individuals on the autism spectrum, including post-secondary education and employment. She studies the intersections of disability and social, racial, and economic disadvantage through the lens of the social media of disability.
Dr. Carol Wade
Carol Wade joins us as an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work. Her research interests include child welfare systems and practice, youth engagement, equity integration practice and transfer of knowledge to practice, and understanding the influence of historical trauma on current-day parenting. Her research also focuses on direct social work practice, with an interest in clinical supervision and self-reflexivity practice.
Updated: Nov. 21, 2023