Chair: Dr. Kristen D. Burton (she/they) is an ATS Lecturer in subjects related to United States and transatlantic history in the Department of History, Classics, and Religion. She specializes in the history of food and drink in the early modern Atlantic World, with a focus on alcohol production and consumption in the British Atlantic. Before moving to Edmonton to join the staff at the University of Alberta, she worked at The National WWII Museum in New Orleans (Bulbancha). There, she developed original curriculum and programs that explored the wartime experiences of women, Indigenous and Black soldiers, and members of the LGBT community targeted during the Holocaust. Some of this work was published as the fourth volume of the museum’s curriculum series, titled From the Collection to the Classroom, Vol. 4: Liberation and Legacy.

Nicola DiNicola (she/her) is a Graduate Student Advisor in the Humanities Division in the Faculty of Arts, and she has worked as a full-time support staff member at the university since 2010. She has a BA (Honors) in History from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Diploma in Communications - Professional Writing from Grant MacEwan University. Her professional interest focuses on equity and inclusion in post-secondary institutional policies.

Personally, as a bicycle commuter, she has a strong interest in city planning and advocating for safe and inclusive spaces and infrastructure for people of all abilities to use transit and active transportation modes.

Melody Everest

Madison Gudeit 

Dr. Adam Kemezis (he/him) is a professor in the Classics section specializing in the historiography of the Roman Empire. He is the author of Greek Narratives of the Roman Empire under the Severans: Cassius Dio, Philostratus and Herodian (Cambridge, 2014) along with articles and edited volumes on related topics. He has in the past been director of the Classics section and director of graduate programs for our department and his teaching includes courses on a variety of cultural topics in Greco-Roman antiquity, such as Women, Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World and Race, Class and Identity in Imperial Rome.

Tulika Singh

Dr. James A. White (he/him) is an ATS lecturer in pre-modern history with a focus on the European Middle Ages. He focuses on sainthood, gender, and the body in medieval history with a particular interest in how women interpreted the body of Christ during the late Middle Ages (c. 1200-c. 1500). Originally from the United States, he has degrees in biology, French, German, and history, with additional studies in leadership--all of which are surprisingly related. Medicine and religion were often intertwined during the Middle Ages, and women could achieve leadership in holy circles or be condemned as witches, depending on how their audiences perceived them. When he is not thinking about the past, he is interested in issues of gender, sexuality, and accessibility today. At the University of Alberta, he is particularly interested in how first-generation undergraduate students and potential first-generation graduate students can better receive advice about their prospective careers--not just the theory, but also the resources and "how do I...?" details. A first-generation student himself, he benefited greatly from generous mentors as an undergraduate and wants to break down these barriers that are often presumed knowledge.