Faculty Listing

Jason Demers

Acting Department Head; Associate Professor
PhD (York University); MA (McMaster University); BA (Queen's University)

Office: AH 357
E-mail: Head.English@uregina.ca; Jason.demers@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4465

Research interests

  • Prison Writing
  • American Literature and Culture since 1945
  • Poststructuralist Theory
  • Cultural Studies (The Birmingham School)
  • Underground and Alternative Presses
  • The Literature of Social Movements
  • Law and Narrative
  • Social and Political Thought


Jesse Archibald-Barber

Professor, First Nations University of Canada
PhD (University of Toronto); MA (University of Toronto); BA (University of Victoria)

Office: FNUniv 3001
E-mail: jbarber@firstnationsuniversity.ca
Phone: 790-5950 ext. 3155

Research interests

  • Saskatchewan Indigenous Literatures
  • Indigenous Theatre and Performance
  • Cree Language and Literature
  • Indigenous Science Fiction

Jes Battis

Associate Professor
PhD (Simon Fraser University); MA (Simon Fraser University); BA (University of the Fraser Valley)

Office: AH 366
E-mail: Jes.Battis@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5616
Pronoun(s): they/them
Website: https://jbattis.com/

Current classes
On Sabbatical

Research interests

  • Medieval Literature and Medievalism
  • Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature
  • LGBTQ2+ Histories and Cultures
  • Creative Writing
  • Children’s and Young-Adult Literature
  • Fantasy and Speculative Fiction
  • Neurodiversity and Disability Studies

Noel Chevalier

Associate Professor (Luther College), Graduate Coordinator

Office: LC 221
E-mail: noel.chevalier@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4852
Website: https://www.luthercollege.edu/university/academics/faculty-profiles/noel-chevalier

Michelle Coupal

Associate Professor; Canada Research Chair in Truth, Reconciliation, and Indigenous Literatures
PhD (Western University); MA (University of Waterloo); BEd (Western University); BA (University of Waterloo)

Office: AH 361
E-mail: Michelle.Coupal@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5068

Research interests

  • Indigenous Literatures of Turtle Island
  • Residential School Literatures
  • Teaching Indigenous Literatures, Truth and Reconciliation Studies
  • Indigenous Film
  • Canadian Literature

Marcel DeCoste

PhD (McGill University); MA (York University); BA (University of Toronto)

Office: AH 306
E-mail: Marcel.Decoste@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4691

Research interests

  • 20th-century British and American Literature, particularly: Modernism
  • Literature of the World Wars
  • The fiction of Evelyn Waugh, Flannery O’Connor, and Cormac McCarthy.

Troni Grande

Associate Professor
PhD (University of Alberta); MA (Queen's University); BA Hons (Queen's University)

Office: AH 353
E-mail: troni.grande@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4570
Pronoun(s): she/her

Research interests

  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Shakespeare and Early-Modern Drama
  • Adaptations of Shakespeare
  • 18th-century Drama (she-tragedy)
  • Literary Theory (especially feminism)
  • Genre Studies
  • Editing

Jean Hillabold

Instructor III
MA (University of Regina); BA

Office: AH 369
E-mail: Jean.Hillabold@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4669

Research interests

  • Writing by Women, particularly Lesbians and African-Americans
  • Erotica
  • Speculative Fiction

Anne James

Adjunct Professor
PhD (University of Alberta); MA (University of Regina); MLS (Western University); BA (University of Victoria)

Office: AH 359
E-mail: anne.james@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4299

Research interests

  • Early Modern British Literature and Culture, focusing particularly on John Donne
  • Plots and Conspiracies
  • Sermon Culture
  • Digital Humanities


Dorothy Lane

Professor; Assistant Dean (Luther College)

Office: LC 227
E-mail: dorothy.lane@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-5217
Website: https://www.luthercollege.edu/university/academics/faculty-profiles/dorothy-lane

Research interests

  • Postcolonial Literature and Theory
  • Canadian Literature
  • Children's Literature

Craig Melhoff

Assistant Professor
PhD (Concordia University); MA (University of Regina); BA Hons. (University of Regina)

Office: AH 320
E-mail: Craig.Melhoff@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4432

Research interests

  • Twentieth-Century British Fiction and Poetry
  • Urban Fiction
  • Spatial Theory
  • Literature and Cognition
  • Subways and City Transit systems in Literature.


Medrie Purdham

Associate Professor
PhD (McGill University); MA (University of Toronto); BA

Office: AH 315
E-mail: Medrie.Purdham@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4307

Research interests

  • Prosody
  • Creative Writing
  • Modern to Postmodern Canadian Poetry and Fiction
  • 20th-century Drama

Jan Purnis

Associate Professor (Campion College)
PhD (University of Toronto); MA, BA Hons (University of Guelph)

Office: CM 512
E-mail: jan.purnis@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1261
Fax: 306-359-1200
Website: https://campioncollege.ca/resources/dr-jan-purnis/

Research interests

  • Depictions of Cannibalism
  • Representations of Digestion
  • Early Modern Emotions
  • The Body/Mind Relationship
  • Colonialism
  • Gender
  • Early Modern Medicine
  • Wordplay
  • Shrews
  • Sugar

Christian Riegel

Professor (Campion College)
PhD (University of Alberta); MA (Acadia University); BA Hons (Bishops University)

Office: CM 505
E-mail: Christian.Riegel@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-359-1219

Research interests

  • Canadian Literature
  • Mourning and Memorial in Literature
  • Health Humanities
  • Digital Humanities
  • Holocaust Studies
  • Creative Writing
  • Disability
  • Technology and Culture
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research Epistemologies.

Melanie Schnell

Assistant Professor
MFA (University of British Columbia); BEd (University of Regina)

Office: AH 311
E-mail: melanie.schnell@uregina.ca

Research interests

  • Writing Pedagogy
  • Creative Writing
  • Contemporary Fiction
  • War Literature
  • The Lives of Trees

Garry Sherbert

PhD (University of Alberta); MA (Queen's University); BA

Office: AH 360
E-mail: Garry.Sherbert@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4966

Research interests

  • Culture
  • Literary Theory, especially Jacques Derrida and Northrop Frye
  • 16th-century Non-Dramatic Literature
  • 18th-century and Romantic literature
  • Menippean Satire

Michael Trussler

PhD (University of Toronto); MA (York University); BA Hons

Office: AH 314
E-mail: Michael.Trussler@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-585-4315
Pronoun(s): He/Him
Website: https://michaeltrussler.com/

Research interests

  • Creative Writing
  • American Literature and Culture
  • The Visual Arts
  • Short Stories

Scott J. Wilson

Instructor, Writing Across the Disciplines Coordinator (Luther College)

Office: LC 218
E-mail: scott.j.wilson@uregina.ca
Phone: 306-206-2091
Website: https://www.luthercollege.edu/university/academics/faculty-profiles/scott-wilson/

Research interests

  • Writing Pedagogy
  • Illness Narratives
  • Transgressive Fiction
  • Masculinities
  • Abjection and Consumerism
  • Serial Killers and Wound Culture
  • Popular Culture (including comics, graphic novels, video games, and fan culture)
  • Media Discourse and Rhetoric