Dr. Graham Fraser
English, Seton 509
His teaching and research interests are: Twentieth century literature, especially Modernism in literature and visual art; Samuel Beckett and James Joyce; Renaissance and modern drama; failure, fragmentation, silence, and ruin in literature and aesthetic theory.
Dr. Fernando Nunes
Child and Youth Study, Evaristus 322
Dr. Fernando Nunes holds a Ph.D. (Education and Community Development), and a M.Ed. (Applied Psychology), from the Multicultural Focus of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. His prior research and publications have focused on at-risk immigrant youth, ethnoracial diversity, critical pedagogy, minority academic underachievement, the integration of the Luso-Canadian community and the Portuguese Diaspora. His current research activities focus on minority academic underachievement, the civic and political participation of immigrant youth and an international project dealing with the integration of second-generation Luso-Canadian youth.
Dr. Jonathan Roberts
History, Seton 514
Jonathan Roberts is from Lantzville, British Columbia and he arrived at the Mount in 2008. He holds a BA and an MA from McGill University and a PhD from Dalhousie University.
Jonathan specializes in the history of medicine and religion in West Africa, with a particular focus on the history of healing in Ghana. As part of a project funded by the British Library, he is currently archiving witchcraft trial records held at shrines in Accra, Ghana. He is also interested in the politics of heritage tourism at slave forts in West Africa.
At the Mount, Jonathan teaches courses in African and World history. He has recently taught the following courses: World History, Cultural Encounters in the Modern World, the Early African Past, Modern Africa, and Religions in African History.
Dr. Diane Piccitto
English, Seton 516
Dr. Diane Piccitto is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the Mount where she has been since the summer of 2015. She has a BA from Trent University, where she studied English and Philosophy, and an MA and PhD in English from Western. Her main areas of research are Romanticism, the poet-painter William Blake, drama and performance, as well as identity, action, gender, and sexuality. In addition to Romantic topics, her teaching and research interested include nineteenth-century literature, Shakespearean drama, queer theory, and film.