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
2020-2021 Steering Committee Meeting Dates

Steering Committee Meetings for 2020-2021 will be on the following Fridays, from 10am-11:30am (unless otherwise noted), virtually via Zoom:

  • September 25 – Open Meeting (9:30-11:30)
  • October 2 – Consensus Training (9:30-11:30)
  • October 16 – Steering Meeting
  • November 6 – Constitution Meeting
  • November 13 – Steering Meeting
  • November 27 – Steering Meeting
  • December 11 – Steering Meeting
  • January 8 – Steering Meeting
  • January 15 –  Constitution Meeting
  • January 22 – Preliminary budget meeting
  • February 5 – Steering Meeting
  • February 26 – Budget meeting
  • March 12 – Steering Meeting
  • March 26 – Provisional
  • April 9 – Steering Committee Annual Retreat
  • April 23 – Steering Meeting
  • May 7 – Steering Meeting
Standing Committee Co-Chairs


  • Please contact the Cultural Studies Steering Committee Co-Chairs