Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Steering Committee

Cultural Studies Steering Committee on Retreat at Elbow Lake

The Cultural Studies steering committee on retreat at Elbow Lake in May 2016.

The Steering Committee is a group of students, faculty, and staff who compose the ultimate decision-making body in Cultural Studies. Any member of the CUST community can sit on the Steering Committee, provided they are willing to make a one-year commitment to attend. A request for members is sent out to everyone, once per year. The steering committee and the program abide by the Cultural Studies Constitution

Any member of the community can bring a concern or an idea to Steering, by requesting that it be put on the agenda for discussion. (Please contact the current Chair of Steering).

Please note that, because we tend to have a lot of business to discuss at every meeting, those submitting agenda items for consideration are responsible for providing adequate time for members of the committee to look over any documents they would like to be considered. Please send these by email to the Program Administrator, Program Director, and Chair of Steering, at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Without such notice Steering reserves the right to defer discussion to a future date when there is space for it.



  • habibe burcu baba (Co-Chair)
  • Susan Lord (Director)
  • Amanda White (Program Coordinator)
  • Laura Murray
  • Lisa Guenther


  • ​Carrie Miles
  • Jen Powell


  • Anthony Lomax (Co-Chair)​
  • Isabelle Semmelhack
  • Ky Pearce
  • Darcy McNinch
  • Barbara Matthews Weidmaier
  • Isaac White
  • Efkan Oguz
  • Elvira Hufschmid
  • Rena Karanouh
  • Sebastian De Line
  • Michelle MacQueen
  • Melanie Proulx
  • Ozlem Atar
  • James McNutt
  • Megan LaPierre
2019-2020 Steering Committee Meeting Dates

Steering Committee Meetings for 2019-2020 will be on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month, from 9:30am to 11:30am, in the Cultural Studies Board Room (located in the B176 Suite of Offices):

  • Sept 13 – Open Meeting, B176 Lecture Theatre
  • Sept 27 – Consensus Workshop, B176 Lecture Theatre
  • Oct 11 – Steering Meeting
  • Nov 1 – Steering Meeting (provisional)
  • Nov 22 – Steering Meeting
  • Dec 13 – Steering Meeting
  • Jan 10 – Steering Meeting
  • Jan 24 – Steering Meeting (budget)
  • Feb 14 – Steering Meeting (budget)
  • Feb 28 – Steering Meeting
  • Mar 13 – Steering Meeting
  • Mar 27 –  Steering Meeting (provisional)
  • Apr 17* – Steering Retreat (*moved from April 10 which is Good Friday)
  • Apr 24 – Steering Meeting
  • May 8 – Final Steering Meeting
Standing Committee Co-Chairs


  • Please contact the Cultural Studies Steering Committee Co-Chairs