Current Graduate Students

A.K.M. Iftekhar

I am a Ph.D. student in Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT), housed at the Department of English and Humanities Innovative Lab.  I am studying artificial intelligence and the English language as postcolonial tools in the global south.  I completed an MA in English from the Department of English under the supervision of Dr. Daniel O'Donnell and Dr. Barbara Bordalejo.  My MA thesis was on The History of English in Bangladesh.

Frank Onuh

Frank is a Ph.D. student in the Cultural, Social, and Political Thought (CSPT) program at the University of Lethbridge (Uleth).  His Ph.D. research focuses on misinformation in the global south.  He is specifically examining the ideological constraints that impact fact-checking practices in Africa.  His other areas of research interests include (black) digital humanities, analysis of discourse and interactions, language and ideology, corpus linguistics, text analysis (written discourse) and machine-human communications, specifically advocating how the current LLMs can become de-biased against the global south.  Prior to commencing his Ph.D. program at Uleth, Frank worked as a research assistant at the University of Lagos Center for Digital Humanities and Benson Idahosa University Directorate of Research.  He has also facilitated digital skills training for (under)graduate students in Africa through a Goodle-sponsored initiative.  Frank is a member of the Digital Humanities Association of Nigeria, the Association of Nigerian Authors, the Canadian Society for Digital Humanities, the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, and the Association of Computers and Humanities, amongst others.  Supervisor:  Dr. Daniel O'Donnell

Davide Pafumi

Davide is a Middle English scholar with a focus on the intersection between Digital Humanities, literature and linguistics.  His project "Love in The Age of Chaucer: Analysing the Discourse of Love Via a Vector Semantic Approach" investigates the literacy discourse on love in the Late Middle Ages from a computational and linguistic perspective as a way to complicate the understanding of the mediaeval distinction of love in the field.  In addition to this, his work on the "Canterbury Tales Project" aims to editing of the 88 pre-modern manuscripts of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales textual tradition."  Supervisors:  Dr. Daniel O'Donnell and Dr. Barbara Bordalejo.

Morgan Pearce

Morgan's research interests revolve around medieval literature, Chaucer, game studies, and digital humanities.  In addition to being a member of the Canterbury Tales Project, which transcribes and collates the various manuscript version of The Canterbury Tales, she is currently researching the representations of depression and melancholy in literature ranging from medieval to contemporary.  Her thesis revolves around the use of the labyrinth as a symbol for depression in poetry, novels, and videogames.  Supervisor:  Dr. Daniel O'Donnell.