Scholar Spotlight Series

Our Scholar Spotlight Series aims to showcase and celebrate the breadth and depth of humanities research at UBC by spotlighting humanities faculty, staff, and students whose work is community-engaged, public-facing, and/or produced in and with the public. These spotlights also ask scholars to reflect broadly on the value and process of public scholarship, who it serves, and how it’s done.

Do you know a UBC humanities scholar whose work we should spotlight? Send us a note and consider nominating them for our Public Humanities Hub Public Engagement Award.


Scholar Spotlights

Dr. Jon Beasley-Murray

UBC professor shakes up Romance studies in experimental course

Dr. Jon Beasley-Murray (he/him/his) is an associate professor of Spanish in UBC’s French, Hispanic, and Italian Studies Department.

Dr. Hessam Dehghani

UBC professor grows online community with modern Persian literature

Dr. Hessam Dehghani (he/him/his) is an assistant professor of teaching in Persian literature and founder of the UBC Persian Literature Reading Club.

Dr. Michelle Stack

UBC Education professor re-imagines university housing for “living, learning, and working together in more equitable ways.”

Dr. Michelle Stack (she/her/hers) is a 2021 recipient of the Hub’s Public Engagement Award and an Associate Professor in UBC Department of Educational Studies.

Dr. Erin Goheen Glanville

UBC filmmaker reflects on public engagement with refugee communities

Dr. Erin Goheen Glanville (she/her/hers) received Honorable Mention for the Hub’s 2021 Public Engagement Award and is a faculty member in the Coordinated Arts Program.

Headshot of Dr. Joash Gambarage

Dr. Joash Gambarage

UBC Linguist envisions an “engaged citizenry” through Swahili language learning

Dr. Joash J. Gambarage (he/him/his) is a 2021 recipient of the Hub’s Public Engagement Award and a Sessional Lecturer of Linguistics in UBC Language Sciences.