MemberJonathan Herold

University of Toronto; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Doctor of Philosophy, Centre for Medieval Studies  (2008).
Thesis Title:  “Memoranda and Memoria:  Assessing the Preservation of Acta at Eleventh-Century Worcester.”
Advisory committee:  Prof. Andy Orchard (supervisor), Prof. Michael Gervers, Prof. Brian Stock.
Master of Arts, Centre for Medieval Studies (2000).
University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
Bachelor of Arts, Department of History (1997).
Lawrence University; Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.
Coursework towards BA in Liberal Arts (1980–1981).
…e of Canterbury and the Conversion of the Anglo-Saxons (c. 595)”, in Great Events in Religion: an Encyclopedia of Pivotal Events in Religious History. Andrew Holt and Florin Curta, eds. 3 vols. (Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 2016), 305 – 7.

Review of Bouchard, Constance Brittain, ed. Three Cartularies from Thirteenth-Century Auxerre. (Medieval Academy Books, No. 113. Toronto, Canada / Buffalo, NY / London, UK: University of Toronto Press, 2012) for The Journal of Medieval Latin 24 (Turnhout, Belgium:  Brepols for the Medieval Latin Assoc. of North America), 285 – 8.

Review of Epigraphic Literacy and Christian Identity: modes of written discourse in the newly Christian European North (edited by Kristal Zilmer and Judith Jesch.  Turnhout:  Brepols, 2012), for The Medieval Review (Ann Arbor:  University of Michigan U…

My field of research is the study of pragmatic aspects of early medieval literate culture, particularly early record-keeping practices and modes of memorialization.  My doctoral thesis (Centre for Medieval Studies in the University of Toronto, 2008) is an analysis of the composition and preservation of Worcester Cathedral’s Conquest-era archive.  I currently teach undergraduate courses on the Vikings in European History and Culture (University of Trinity College of the University of Toronto), the History of Early and Later Medieval Europe and the History of Anglo-Saxon England (Glendon College of York University); I have also taught in the Department of History of Trent University-Oshawa.  I have contributed electronic text markup and data development for Professor A. P. M. Orchard’s “Mapping Anglo-Saxon Poetry Project” (University of Toronto) and pre-Conquest English charter data to Professor Michael Gervers’ DMC-DEEDS Project.

MemberZak Jones

…University Of Toronto…
…Novel: Fancy Gap
My thesis project for University of Toronto’s MA in Creative Writing, Fancy Gap, is a novel about a family separated by illness and addiction in southern Appalachia. Religion, sexuality, amnesia and the region’s sociocultural failings propel two brothers and an estranged, self-radicalized, born-again grandmother into a cause de crise for the mountainous border region of western North Carolina and Virginia.
Status: Completion expected April 2019. Mentored by Pasha Malla.

Poetry Collection: I Come Up From The Earth
A poetry collection written from 2009-2017. The collection began as a mediation on my own ontology and an exercise in meaning-making. As all art is somewhat correlated to experience, this collection is tethered to my ethical worries about serving in the US Army as a medic, a concurrent menta…

Zak Jones completed his Honours BA in English, MA in English [In the Field of Creative Writing] at University of Toronto, where he is currently a Ph.D. student studying narratives of defeat in American “epics.”

MemberJoel Chopp

PhD Candidate in Systematic Theology
Advisor: Ephraim Radner
Committee: Joseph Mangina & John Berkman

MA in Systematic Theology (2014)
Summa Cum Laude

BA in Pastoral Ministry (2011)…

I am a PhD candidate in systematic theology at the University of Toronto, Wycliffe College. My current research is on the role of scripture in Thomas Aquinas’ doctrine of divine freedom.

MemberJacqueline Taucar

…heatre Research. Brock University. May 2014.

“‘Miss Behave’ in TruDynasty Carnival’s 2012 ‘Garden of Eden’ Mas: Biblical Eve goes Bacchanal at Caribbean Carnival.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. University of Victoria. June 2013.

“Choreographing Dissent at Toronto’s ‘The Taste of the Danforth Festival.’” American Comparative Literature Association. University of Toronto. April 2013.

“(Dis)Locating Difference on the Grid of the City of Toronto: A Dramaturgy of Caravan Festival Space.” Congress of the Humanities. Canadian Association of Theatre Research. Wilfred Laurier University and University of Waterloo. May/June 2012.

“(Dis)Locating Difference on the Grid of the City of Toronto: A Dramaturgy of Caribbean Carnival Festival Space.” Psi#18. Univer…
…Ph.D., Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies 2006 – September 2016

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON

Dissertation: “Acting Out(side) the Multicultural Script in Toronto’s Ethno-Cultural Festivals”

Examines the intersections between performances in Toronto’s ethno-cultural festivals and Canada’s official multicultural policy

 M.A. Drama  2005 – 2006                                       

University of Toronto, Toronto, ON    

B.A. Honours Drama 1999 – 2003

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON

Shakespeare Intensive Certificate 08/2001

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, UK…

Jacqueline is a recent Ph.D. graduate from the University of Toronto, Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies.  Her dissertation entitled “Acting Out(side) the Multicultural Script in Ethno-cultural Festivals” documents and analyses performances at three of Toronto’s popular ethnocultural festivals, which include the Toronto International Festival Caravan, Toronto Caribbean Carnival, and Krinos Taste of the Danforth. In addition, she produces carnival costumes with TruDynasty Carnival Inc. and Saldenah Carnival mas camps.

MemberAndrea Charise

I received my PhD from the Department of English at the University of Toronto where, over the course of my degree, I participated in the transdisciplinary collaborative program “Health Care, Technology, and Place.” In addition to earning recognition for my scholarship and teaching in literature, I have also had a productive career as a researcher in geriatric medicine. My research and teaching center on nineteenth-century British literature and culture, age studies, and humanistic approaches to health and the human body. As of July 2014 I’ll be joining the University of Toronto Scarborough as Assistant Professor of Health Studies, where I am the lead developer and instructor of a new undergraduate course-cluster in “health humanities.” You can contact me at my current institutional email acharise [a t]

MemberAshley Caranto Morford

…2018 to present

Twitter Collaboratory Project Lead (with PI Dr. Jeffrey Ansloos), Indigenous Life Promotion and Social Action Network labs, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

2017 to present 

Collaborator and Co-Instructor, Pedagogy of the Digitally Oppressed, Anti-Colonial DH Praxis (with Dr. Kush Patel and Arun Jacob)…
…PhD (2015 to present): English Literature and Book History, University of Toronto (Canada)

MA (2014): English Literature, Simon Fraser University (Canada)

BA with Distinction (2013): English Literature and First Nations Studies, Simon Fraser University (Canada)


Ashley Caranto Morford (she/her) is a Pilipina-British scholar-activist. She is currently completing SSHRC-funded doctoral studies in English Literature and Book History at the University of Toronto. Her research and pedagogy is in relationship with and accountable to Indigenous studies, Pilipinx studies, Indigenous-Pilipinx solidarity and coalition building, anti-colonial pedagogies and methods, and digital humanities.

MemberFrans Prasetyo

 Frans Ari Prasetyo ( is an independent researcher and photographer. His interests are the evolution of urban politics, culture and sub-cultures, artists and underground activists, using a methodology that is strongly community-research based and relies on urban culture/planning, visual anthropology/ethnography. He join in Ethnography Lab – University of Toronto

MemberTony Burke

…Ph. D. (1995-2001) University of Toronto, Centre for the Study of Religion

MA. (1994-1995) Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Religion & Culture

BA. (1987-1990) Wilfrid Laurier University, Department of Religion & Culture…

Tony Burke is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at York University in Toronto. He is the author of Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha (SPCK/Eerdmans, 2013), editor (with Brent Landau) of New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016) and founding president of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature.