Dr. Charise joins UTSC’s Health Studies Program from the University of Iowa where she was Postdoctoral Fellow-in-Residence at the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies. In addition to receiving recognition for her teaching and scholarship in literature, Dr. Charise has also had a productive career as a medical researcher (geriatrics, clinical epidemiology). She is the Founding Director and Principal Investigator of SCOPE: The Health Humanities Learning Lab (www.scopelab.ca), an arts- and humanities-based research and education initiative and home to Canada’s first undergraduate curriculum in Health Humanities. In April 2016 she was named “Professor of the Year” (Arts, Literature, and Language) by the UTSC student journal, The Underground. Dr. Charise welcomes inquiries from students and colleagues interested in the interdisciplinary conceptualization of health and illness, especially arts- and humanities-based methods, theory, and creative practices (e.g., literature, film, visual arts). For more, see www.andreacharise.com and www.scopelab.ca.
Ph.D, English (with collaborative program in “Healthcare, Technology, and Place”), University of Toronto
M.A, Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario
B.Art.Sc, Bachelor of Arts and Science (Comb. Hons. Comparative Literature, summa cum laude), McMaster University