Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Askey

Dr. Jennifer Askey has taught and published primarily in 19th-century German literature, literature by women, and children’s and youth literature. In particular, popular literature for girls and boys, Winnetou stories, and girls’ and women’s reading of popular fiction and “classics.” Additionally, she has published and presented comparative scholarship on Holocaust narratives for youth in both the English- and German-speaking worlds.

Dr. Askey primary role at the U of A, that of Leadership Advisor in HRS, flags a second aspect of her academic career and interests: personal leadership and career development. She consults with individual academics and academic units on emotionally intelligent leadership, on productivity, and on building a career inside and outside academia.

Dr. Encarnación Gutiérrez Rodríguez; Professor, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (Germany)

Dr. Gutiérrez Rodríguez holds a PhD from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main.

She is currently working on questions of decolonial mourning; creolizing conviviality; institutional racism and affect in Higher Education; and the coloniality of migration. For further information, please visit Dr. Gutierrez Rodriguez's profile on ResearchGate and Academia.

Dr. Astrid Ensslin; Associate Professor, University of Bergen, Norway

Dr. Astrid Ensslin holds a PhD in Digital Media and Literary Studies. Her research sits at the multiple intersections between digital media/culture, literary studies and applied linguistics. Her research involves numerous interdisciplinary projects, such as combining digital fiction research with body image psychology; and studying speech accents in videogames using machine learning techniques.
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Dr. Valerie Henitiuk; Vice President Academic and Provost/Professor, Concordia University of Edmonton

Dr. Henitiuk holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta. Her research interests include translation studies, world literature, and women's writing. Learn more about Dr. Henitiuk here.

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Dr. Reisa Klein

Dr. Klein holds a PhD in Communication Studies from Carleton University, and is an expert on feminist media studies and theory. Her work looks closely at digital cultures and tattooing practices, particularly with regarding to mastectomies.

Dr. Manijeh Mannani; Professor/Associate Dean, Athabasca University

Dr. Mannani holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Alberta. Her research interests include Persian literature, life-writing, and cultural studies. Learn more about Dr. Mannani here.