November 2014 - Thesis defence. Adam Foster, "The Ephemerality of Being: A Major and Minor Literature of the Body in Political Thought" November 28th, 4:30, KCIC Meeting Room
July 2014 - Thesis defence! Ryan Shuvera, "Walter Benjamin at Pier 21: Immigration, Identity, and a History of Awakening" July 16, 1:00, KCIC Seminar Room
July 2014 - Dr Geoffrey Whitehall is taking over as SPT program coordinator.
May 2014 - Congratulations to graduate Sonja Sapach, winner of the Governor-General's Gold Medal for 2013-14!
April 2014 - Congratulations to SPT student Lyndsay Sprado on her Sir James Lougheed Award of Distinction!
March 2014 - SPT student Adam Foster will be presenting "Tell Me Again What the Body's For" at the Inquiry & Insight conference, Waterloo, ON.
January 2014 - Timothy Luke (Virginia Tech) will be visiting January 27-29.
September 2013 - Welcome to our new cohort of students!
July 2013 Thesis defence! Sonja Sapach, "The WoW Factor: The Development of Social Solidarity in Azeroth" July 19, 11:00, KCIC Library.
June 2013 - SPT student Sonja Sapach will be presenting two papers at Congress in Victoria, BC: "On the Edge of Fear" at the Canadian Game Studies Association and "Forms of Interaction in Azeroth" at the Canadian Sociological Association.
May 2013 - Congratulations to SPT student Emily Lutz on her SSHRC CGS Master's Scholarship!
May 2013 - Sonja Sapach (SPT student) and Jon Saklofske (SPT faculty member) present "Gaming the Scholarly Edition" at the conference MIT 8: Public Media, Private Media, in Boston, Massachusetts.
April 2013 - Congratulations to SPT student Sonja Sapach on her SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship Award!
April 2013 - Thesis defence! Charlotte Rogers, "(Sur)passing Judgement: An Argument for Judges' Contribution to Democratic Representation in the Process of Judicial Review." April 15, 10:30, KCIC Acadia Room.
April 2013 - Article about SPT conference in The Athenaeum
March 22, 2013 - Opening keynote for the SPT conference: Imre Szeman, "How to Know About Oil: Epistemology, Energy, and Environmentalism." 7:00, KCIC Auditorium. Open to the public -all welcome!
January 2013 - Thesis defence! Karen Asp, "Melting Icecaps, Missing Bees: Adorno on Interpretation and Dialectics in the Anthropocene Era." January 11, 3:00, BAC 144.
New Feature - profiles of some of our current students! Click on the "Students" page at left.
December 2012 - SPT is profiled in the Dec 20 edition of the Wolfville Grapevine: download pdf here.
SPT Grad Student Conference - coming in March 2013! See "Conference" page for CFP and more details.
September 2012 - Another academic year begins! Welcome to our new cohort of students!
August 2012 - Welcome to the newest SPT faculty member! Dr Brenda Trofanenko (Education) has joined the SPT program.
June 2012 - Dr. Inder Marwah will be joining the SPT program for the 2012-13 academic year. Dr. Marwah will be teaching Applied International Ethics in the Winter term.
June 2012 - Congratulations to SPT student Sonja Sapach on receiving a SSHRC Master's scholarship!
May 2012 - SPT student Sonja Sapach presents "A Transdisciplinary Assessment of Azeroth and Tamriel" at the meeting of the Canadian Game Studies Association in Waterloo, Ontario (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities).
May 2012 - Welcome to the newest SPT faculty member! Dr. Jon Saklofske (English) has joined the SPT program.
May 2012 - SPT student Ryan Shuvera presents "Death, Monumentality, and the City: The Death of an Idea and the Site of a Monument" at the annual meeting of the Canadian Sociological Association in Waterloo, Ontario (Congress of Social Sciences and Humanities).
April 2012 - SPT student Sonja Sapach will be hosting a discussion on "Rituals and Symbols in Virtual Worlds" at a Digital Humanities un-conference (Great Lakes The Humanities And Technology camp) in London, Ontario.
March 2012 - SPT student Karen Asp presents "Trash, Materiality and the Force of Things in Adorno and Bennett" at the Western Political Science Association meeting, in Portland, Oregon.