Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

Cultural Studies

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program

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​Jeff Brison
Program Co-ordinator, Cultural Studies
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.


Danielle Gugler

Sarah Pugh
Communications, Recruitment, Admissions and Records Assistant
Mackintosh-Corry Hall B137
+1 613 533 6000 Ext. 79462


Susan Lord
Director, Cultural Studies 
Professor, Department of Film and Media
Mackintosh-Corry B126A

Susan Lord is a Full Professor in the Department of Film and Media, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Affiliated with the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies, as well as the Departments of Art and Gender Studies, she researches in the areas of cinema and media arts; cosmopolitanism; new media, gendered spaces and the city; and Cuban cinema and visual culture. She has undertaken curatorial projects of media arts, worked with artists groups and artist-run centres for over 20 years. With a background in feminist and critical theory, Susan has worked at the intersection of cinema, new media, and aesthetic theory. She teaches Media Studies, Cinema and the City, and Cuban Visual Culture, and is a member of the teaching staff for DEVS 305: Cuban Culture and Society, which takes students to Havana each May as part of the Queen's/U of Havana exchange program. Susan is available to all current and prospective students by appointment in the program office or vai Skype: (userid: srlord). Learn more about Susan’s research 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.

Steering Committee

To contact the Steering Committee, please email

Jacqueline Davies
Faculty Co-Chair Steering Committee
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Watson Hall 327 

Jackie is an Associate Professor, with a Continuing Adjunct appointment in Philosophy, a cross-appointment in Gender Studies, and Cultural Studies affiliation. She is the mother of an adult daughter, member of Queen’s Senate and recipient of the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. Community engagement and interdisciplinarity have been constants throughout her career. Activism related to remembering the lives of incarcerated women in Canada is an increasingly pressing interest. Jackie’s current research and senior seminar explore discourses of sexual exploitation. She has taught intro philosophy for many years. The epistemology of ignorance in the modern “West” is an important theme of her work, reflecting childhood immigration to Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee territories and years of ignorance about where she landed. Other teaching and research includes Levinasian ethics, feminist thought, the philosophy of gender, sex and love, Jewish philosophy, narrative reasoning and informal logic. Jackie is happy for the chance to work closely with members of the Cultural Studies community as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee.

​Jamie McKenzie-Naish
Student Co-Chair Steering Committee
PhD Student, Cultural Studies
Mackintosh-Corry B129

For all other inquiries please email:

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

Telephone: +1 613 533 3432

Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fridays by appointment only
Please note the office is closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00 p.m.