Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

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Joshua Noiseux                                       

Teaching Fellow

Research interests: Ecological philosophy and praxis; radical constructivist theories of agency, cognition, and causality; Madhyamaka Buddhism; post-structuralist philosophy.

Phone: 905.269.3765
Office: TBA
Office hours: Monday 1-3pm (tentative)


Ph. D. candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
M. A. in Theory, Culture, and Politics from Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
B. F. A. in Photography from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Joshua Noiseux is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University.  He completed his MA at Trent’s Theory, Culture, and Politics program, with a thesis on the American and Israeli militaries’ engagement with Deleuzean philosophy and its implications for their practices of strategy. Joshua’s doctoral research examines various iterations of the concept of “reciprocal presupposition”, “mutual-enaction”, and “co-dependence” across ecological philosophy, cognitive science, and Madhyamaka Buddhism, with specific respect to their participation in the development of non-linear concepts of causality, agency, and ecology. The core hypothesis of the project is that reciprocal models of causality can help provide ecologically constructive ways to think and experience agency as living-together with the world.  Joshua is an award winning educator who emphasises the collaborative and relational experience of teaching and learning.  His article “Work That Causes Harm: Violent Labour and the Ecology of Suffering” will be published this year in the Canadian Review of American Studies.  Joshua is also a practicing artist, and received a BFA in Photography from Concordia University.


Queen's University:
Teaching Fellow:
LLCU 295 Section 001: Cultural Ecology: Ecological Culture (Fall 2019)
Teaching Assistant:
2018-2019. PHIL 111 – What is Philosophy?
2017: LLCU 111 – Introduction to Cultures

Trent University:
2016-2017. CUST 2035 – Introduction to Media and Society
2015-2016. POST 2230 – World Politics
2013-2015. POST 1000 – Democracy, Power and Resistance in the Global Age

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