Imre Szeman


Imre Szeman
Department of English and Film Studies
University of Alberta
4-79 Humanities Centre
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E5

IMRE SZEMAN is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta. He conducts research on and teaches in the areas of energy and environmental studies, literary and cultural theory, social and political philosophy (esp. 19th and 20th left theory, globalization and nationalism), and Canadian studies.

Szeman is the recipient of the John Polanyi Prize in Literature (2000), the Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award (2003), the Scotiabank-AUCC Award for Excellence in Internationalization (2004), an Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship (2005-7), the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision at McMaster University (2008), a Killam Annual Professorship (2013), and the J. Gordin Kaplan Award for Excellence in Research (2015), the U of Alberta’s most prestigious research award that recognizes research excellence in humanities, social sciences, law, education and fine arts. He is the founder of the Canadian Association of Cultural Studies and a founding member of the US Cultural Studies Association. He is currently finishing up work on On Empty: The Cultural Politics of Oil.



Edited Journal Volumes

Journal and Magazine Articles

Articles in Edited Anthologies and Books

Editorial Contributions

Encyclopedia Entries


h. Art Exhibition Essays


Graduate Supervision

Doctoral @ University of Alberta

Doctoral @ McMaster University

Masters @ University of Alberta

Masters @ McMaster University

Postdoctoral Students