Several students and faculty from the Department of Art History and Communication Studies will participate next week in the 12th Congress of the Mexican Association of Canadian Studies, to be held in Mexico City from February 13-15th. Faculty members Jenny Burman, Joseph Rosen and Will Straw, and Communication students Susana Vargas (MA) and Lisa Sumner (PhD) are all presenting papers at this event, which will focus on the theme of Territory and Society in North America. McGill’s involvement builds upon a decade-long history of collaboration between media scholars at McGill and Canadian studies scholars in Mexico City.
Dr. Graciela Martinez-Zalce, a former President of the Mexican Association of Canadian Studies, has been a Visiting Professor within the Department. With contributions from McGill, faculty and students Dr. Martinez-Zalce edited the first collection of essays on Canadian culture to be published in Mexico, ¿Sentenciados al aburrimiento?: Tópicos de cultura canadiense (Mexico City: Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 1996).