Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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Jeff Brison
Associate Professor, Department of History
Mackintosh-Corry B127

An active supporter of the Cultural Studies Program, Jeffrey has supervised many students at the Masters and Doctoral levels in Cultural Studies since its founding. He is author of Rockefeller, Carnegie, and Canada: American Philanthropy and the Arts and Letters in Canada, an exploration of the impact of American wealth on culture in Canada. His present work explores the role philanthropic foundations played in fostering extra-national intellectual and cultural networks of power in the north Atlantic world. A former Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of History and Deputy-Senior Editor with McGill-Queen’s University Press, he is a founding member of the Queen’s-based research collective, Public Diplomacy and the Economy of Culture (PDEC).  As this year’s Program Co-ordinator, Jeff is looking forward to receiving student input on content for CUST Speaks Series and to fully support students in navigating their way through the program and the discipline. Learn more about Jeff here.

Carrie Miles

Carrie Miles
Graduate and Administrative Assistant
Mackintosh-Corry Hall B137
​+1 613 533 6000 x 33432

Carrie is the Graduate Assistant for the Cultural Studies Program. She manages the administration of the program and is available to students and faculty Monday-Thursday from 9am-3pm.

Laura Murray
Co-Director, Cultural Studies
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature
Mackintosh-Corry B127

My research and teaching interests are diverse (19th century American literature and media, copyright and cultural policy, Indigenous history and literatures, oral and community history), but there are some common threads among them: I am interested in language, narrative, and culture as they emerge from ordinary and quotidian contexts, and I am interested in the relationships between social justice, law, and media. Lately I have been working very locally. One strand of current research and teaching focuses on the treaty history of Kingston and what it might mean to us today. I researched working class and immigrant history of Kingston through the Swamp Ward and Inner Harbour History Project. I’m also coinvestigator with Dorit Naaman (Film & Media, Queen’s) and Erin Sutherland (Art, U Alberta Augustana) on a SSHRC-funded project entitled “A Totem Pole on a Pile of Garbage: Contending with Colonial and Environmental Violence in Kingston, Ontario.” I am interested in supervising students pursuing community-engaged methodologies, oral history, media studies, colonial and Indigenous archives, and/or nineteenth-century US literatures. I am looking forward very much to my term as co-director of CUST, a program that has taught me so much over the years — via individual students, via the Steering Committee, and via the experience of teaching CUST801: Critical Methodologies in Cultural Studies.

Jen Powell

Jen Powell
Communications, Recruitment, Admissions and Records Assistant
Mackintosh-Corry Hall B127


Steering Committee

To contact the Steering Committee, please email

habibe burcu baba
Faculty Co-Chair Steering Committee


Nisha Patel​
Student Co-Chair Steering Committee
MA Student, Cultural Studies

For all other inquiries please email:

Cultural Studies Program Office
​B176 Mackintosh-Corry Hall [campus map]
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
Canada K7L 3N6