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.

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.

MemberCharles Meeks

…PhD, Theology, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto (ABD)
MA, Biblical Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary (2009)
BA, Religion, Houghton College (2005)…

I’m a PhD candidate in Theology at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. My dissertation focuses on developing a sacramental biblical and theological hermeneutic based on the work of Hilary of Poitiers and Robert W. Jenson. My committee includes Ephraim Radner, Joseph Mangina, and Richard Vaggione.

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]

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 Etnography 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.

MemberAbigail Young

…University of Toronto (retired)…
…B.A.(Honours Latin), 1973, University of Texas at Austin

M.A.(Classical Languages), 1974, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

M.A.(Late Ancient History), 1975, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor

Licenciate in Medieval Studies, Theology Section, 1981, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, St Michael’s College, University of Toronto (Research Report: “An Edition and Study of the Praefatio of Alexander of Hales’ Postilla in Iohannem”)

Ph.D.(Medieval Studies), 1984, University of Toronto (Thesis: “The Commentaria in Iohannis Euangelium of Rupert of Deutz: A Methodological Analysis in the Field of Twelfth Century Exegesis” )


After finishing a Licentiate and PhD in mediaeval studies (specifically the history of mediaeval scritural exegesis), I found myself in non-traditional academic employment as a research associate at the Records of Early English Drama at the University of Toronto. There I honed my Latin and palaeographic skills, developed copy-editing skills, and learned to code C and HTML. But I found little time to give to the history of theology or exegesis, even to my chief interest, the Fourth Gospel. Now, in retirement, I am pursuing a long-desired goal of writing a commentary on that Gospel. It’s both a learning and a teaching experience.

MemberRuth-Ellen St. Onge

…Doctor of Philosophy, Department of French, Collaborative Program in Book History and Print Culture, University of Toronto (2014)

Master of Information Studies (Library and Information Science, Book History and Print Culture), Faculty of Information Studies, University of Toronto (2007)

Honours Bachelor of Arts, with High Distinction (French Language and Literature, German Studies, History), University of Toronto (2005)…

I was born and raised in rural Northern Ontario and lived in Toronto for several years before relocating to the United States in 2015 to join the curatorial staff at Rare Book School. During my graduate studies, I worked at the rare book library and research centre, Joseph Sablé Centre for 19th Century French Studies, and taught undergraduate FSL and French Cultural Studies courses in the Department of French at the University of Toronto. My interdisciplinary doctoral dissertation focused on publishers of poetry in 19th century France, with particular attention paid to the careers of Auguste Poulet-Malassis, Alphonse Lemerre, and Léon Vanier. My current research has shifted towards the study of contemporary graphic novels and comic book culture.