People

Lab Directors

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Steven Bednarski
Director

Director for the Environments of Change (2019 – Present), Director for The Herstmonceux Project  (2012 – 2017) and the D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab (2016 – Present)

Email: stevenb@uwaterloo.ca

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Ann Marie Rasmussen
Co-Director

Right Honourable John G. Diefenbaker Memorial Chair in German Literary Studies at the University of Waterloo (2015 – Present), previously a faculty member in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literature at Duke University, North Carolina, for twenty-five years.

Email: amrasmus@uwaterloo.ca

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Jolanta N. Komornicka
Associate Director

Assistant Professor of (Medieval) History at St. Jerome’s University (2017 – Present)

Email: jkomorni@uwaterloo.ca

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David Porreca
Associate Director

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Zack MacDonald
Associate Director

Librarian at SJU (2015-Present), Digital Librarian with Herstmonceux Project and DRAGEN Lab

Email: zack.macdonald@uwaterloo.ca

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Caley McCarthy
Assistant Director & Lab Manager

ABD PhD History Candidate, McGill University; Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2011); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2016 – Present)

Email: caley.mccarthy@uwaterloo.ca

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Andrew Moore
Research Facilitator

ABD PhD History Candidate, University of Waterloo; Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2013); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2016 – Present)

Email: a5moore@uwaterloo.ca

Senior Research Scholars

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Professor Emeritus, York University (Toronto)

PhD, Yale
Expertise: Medieval and early modern Europe an environmental, economic, and social history; natural resource use; peasants and rural life; East-Central Europe; frontiers and inter-cultural contacts.

Email: medfish@yorku.ca

Research Fellows

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Dr. Nicholas Must

PhD McMaster University (2014), MA in European History Wilfrid Laurier University (2007)

Expertise: Late medieval and early modern sermons

Email: nmust@wlu.ca

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Stephanie Hartmann

Bachelor of Education Wilfred Laurier; MA in History University of Waterloo (2017); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2016 – Present)

Doctoral Fellow

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Jamie Zettle

PhD History Candidate, University of Waterloo; Master of Arts History, University of Windsor; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2019 – Present)

Email: jamie.zettle@yahoo.ca

Graduate Fellows

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Hayley Ellis

MA History candidate, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern

Email: hbellis@uwaterloo.ca

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Zohra Faqiri

MA History Candidate, University of Waterloo(2018 – Present); BSc University of Toronto (2017)

Email: zfaqiri@uwaterloo.ca

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Owais Hamid

MASc System Design Engineering candidate‚Äč, University of Waterloo; MS King Fahd University/Okinawa Institute of Science & Technology (2019); BS King Fahd University Systems Engineering (2017); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email: owais.mateen.abdul.hamid@uwaterloo.ca

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Sarah Johnston

MA Classical Studies Candidate University of Waterloo, BA University of Waterloo (2019) ; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: mdpritch@uwaterloo.ca

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Mackenzie Pritchard

MA Classical Studies Candidate University of Waterloo, BA University of Waterloo (2019) ; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: mdpritch@uwaterloo.ca

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Moira Scully

MA Classical Candidate, BA  St. Jerome’s University and University of Waterloo (2019); D.R.A.G.E.N Lab Intern (2017 – Present)

Email: mscully@uwaterloo.ca

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Michelle Serrano-Sandoval

MA History Candidate Univerisity of Waterloo, BA St. Jerome’s University and University of Waterloo (2019); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – Present)

Email: m3serran@uwaterloo.ca

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Jordan Tardif

 

Undergraduate in Honours English-Rhetoric, Media, Professional Communication and History Co-op, University of Waterloo

Email: jgergal@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Undergraduate Interns

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Melanie Brunet

Undergraduate Honours Science University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email: mjbrunet@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Peter del Rosso

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2017 – Present)

Email: pdelross@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Jason Lee

Undergraduate in Honours History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email: j776lee@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Megan Lucas

Undergraduate in, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email:  megan.lucas@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Ellen Siebel-Achenbach

Undergraduate in University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email: emsiebel@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Max Wang

Undergraduate in, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email: 

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Jessica Verschoor

Undergraduate in Honours Earth Science, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2019 – Present)

Email: jessica.verschoor@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Online Management

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Sara Fontes
Web Developer & Content Manager

MI candidate in User Experience Design and MMSt in Museum Studies, BA in Classical Studies (2019)

Email: sara.fontes@mail.utoronto.ca

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Jacqueline Gergal
Social Media Coordinator

Undergraduate in Honours English-Rhetoric, Media, Professional Communication and History Co-op, University of Waterloo

Email: jgergal@edu.uwaterloo.ca

Past Members

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Shannon Phaneuf

BA History St Jerome’s University and University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2017 – 2019)

‚ÄčEmail: sephaneu@uwaterloo.ca

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Sonya Pihura

PhD History Candidate McGill University. BA & MA University of Waterloo.

Email: sapihura@uwaterloo.ca

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Daphne van Delst

BA Honours Medieval Studies University of Waterloo ; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2018)

Email: dpvandel@uwaterloo.ca

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Erin Fortier

BA Honours History University of Waterloo (2018), D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2017- 2018)

 Email: edfortie@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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Rebecca MacAlpine

PhD History Candidate, University of Waterloo; Masters of Teaching, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (2018); Master of Arts – History, University of Waterloo (2016); D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Member (2017 –  2019)

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Steven Casta

M.A. in History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2017)

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Ziad Wadi

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies with minor in Studies in Islam, University of St. Jerome’s and Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2018)

Email: zwadi@uwaterloo.ca

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Jack Zhou

Undergraduate in Honours Medieval Studies and Mathamatics (Co-Op), University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2017)

Email: y463zhou@uwaterloo.ca

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Monika Novtova

M.A. in History, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2016 – 2017)

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Jack McCart

BA University of Guelph (2018); Associate D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2018)

Email: jmccart@uoguelph.ca

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Andrei Tudorancea

Undergraduate in Honours History and English with a minor in Medieval Studies, University of Waterloo; D.R.A.G.E.N. Lab Intern (2018)

Email: a2tudorancea@uwaterloo.ca