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Reopening CUE for the 2020-21 Academic Year


For information, please email the Faculty lead: Dr. Steven Muir.

Travel — “movement between two or more points”

Focus and Mandate of the Group: Interdisciplinary Research Group on Travel

We are a group of scholars united in exploring issues related to travel. We understand “travel” to have many dimensions. For example, not only people but ideas and movements can travel. Travel has personal and social aspects: it can be a process of self-discovery as one also encounters and learns about other places, people and circumstances. Travel involves physical movement but may also deal with conceptual or imaginative journeying.

As an academic group, we gather regularly to share the results of our research. We learn from each other and collaborate on projects. Because the members of the group represent many fields and disciplines, we bring a diversity of approaches and topics to the table.

Key Processes

  • Connecting, communicating
  • Representing, mediating
  • Encountering, experiencing
  • Adapting, changing, transforming
  • Discovering, learning


Group Members

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  • Steven Muir – Religious Studies & Classics
  • Manfred Zeuch – Vice-President External Affairs and International Relations
  • Tim Loreman – Vice-President Academic and Provost
  • Elizabeth Smythe – Political Science
  • Tolly Bradford – History
  • Linda Van Netten Blimke, Katherine Miller, Jasmina Odor, Marco LoVerso – English
  • Mark Loo – Business
  • Xin Chen – Biology & Environmental Science
  • Dorothy Steffler, Wendy Pullin – Psychology
  • Zoltan Berkes – Physics
  • Edgar Schmidt – Education
  • Lisa Micheelsen – Classics
  • Dan Mirau – Library
  • Veronica Miller – Modern Languages

Friends of the Group

  • Xinxin Fang, Director Concordia University of Edmonton Centre for Chinese Studies
  • Christine Baghdady – Sociology, Political Science (The Kings University, Edmonton)
  • Robyn Hall – Library, Social Anthropology (MacEwan University, Edmonton)
  • Lainna El Jabi, Research Facilitator (MacEwan University, Edmonton)
  • Marina Hutton, Concordia Alumna (Arts/Management)
  • Catherine Caufield – Religious Studies, Sociology (Athabasca University, Alberta)
  • Janet Tulloch – Religious Studies, Classics (Carleton University, Ontario)
  • Michel Desjardins – Religious Studies, Pedagogy (Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario)
  • Katherine Nielsen – Anthropology, Education (Centre for International Education, University of Sussex, UK)
  • Olga Jarman – Religious Studies, Ancient Medicine (St. Petersburg, Russia, Saint-Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University)
  • Nicola Hayward – Religious Studies (McGill University, Quebec)
  • Erin Vearncombe – Religious Studies (Princeton University, NY)
  • Jason Lamoreaux – Religious Studies, Classics (Texas A&M)
  • Nanna Natalia Karpinska Dam Jørgensen – Independent scholar (Norway)
  • Emma Rochester (Australia)
  • Rupa Pillai (University of Oregon)
  • Dr. Anne Read – Department of Religious Studies, University of Waterloo

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