Dr. Allen’s research focuses on comparative philosophy in a global framework. His most recent book is a critically acclaimed exploration of Chinese and Western philosophical traditions through the Asian martial arts.
Dr. Sagal’s research at McMaster involved the study of 18th-century women’s botanical writings, which enabled these early female botanists to play an important role in the development of scientific research and education.
In an interview with the McMaster Times, Ted Hewitt reflects on the importance of an education that engages a wide range of ideas, and in particular the “human perspective” that forms the basis of Humanities and Social Sciences research.
In the field of global health and development, policymakers as well as people working on the ground make ethical decisions everyday. Dr. Claudia Emerson uses applied ethics research to identify and address important ethical challenges.
PhD candidates Daniel Schmidtke and Bryor Snefjella in the Department of Linguistics and Languages analyzed over 3 million tweets from the popular social media platform Twitter. They compared word usage between Canadian and American Twitter users, and found some dramatic differences.
Dr. Michael Schutz, the director of McMaster’s MAPLE Lab, is leading a team of researchers trying to unlock the question of why music listeners have emotional responses to music.
Dr. Sharlee Cranston-Reimer, a recent graduate of the Department of English and Cultural Studies, was awarded the Canadian Studies Network Prize for her dissertation on non-normatively gendered and embodied characters in Canadian fiction.
Dr. Paula Gardner, the new Asper Chair in Communications, discusses her research on affective and biometric technologies.
Dr. Ian McKay, the new L.R. Wilson Chair in Canadian History, will aim to foster a wider conversation about Canadian history by connecting historians to one another and the broader public.
Dr. Spencer Pope, an ancient numismatics expert in the Department of Classics, discovered the Parthenon’s attic may have stored tremendous wealth.