With the decision of Senior Fellows Cornelia Baines and Andrew Baines, to step down as pro-bono co-chairs of the Senior Fellows’ Luncheon series, a role they discharged with flare, creativity, engagement and a spirit of inquiry emblematic of Massey College, it is of great value to reflect on how the selfless and spirited volunteer commitment meant so much to the College over their many years of service. I know you will want to join me in expressing our deepest appreciation as a College community for all they have done and contributed.
I am pleased to announce that two of our leading Senior Fellows, both academics and distinguished scholars in History at the University of Toronto, Prof. Jennifer Jenkins and Prof. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, have graciously agreed to co-chair the Senior Fellows’ Luncheons for the coming academic year.
Dr. Jenkins is an Associate Professor of History and held the Canada Research Chair in Modern German History from 2004 to 2014. She teaches at the graduate and undergraduate level on German and European History, German foreign policy, European modernism, nationalism and memory, and global history. She has held fellowships from Harvard’s Centre for European Studies, the Alexander von Humbuldt Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and was a Senior Associate Member at St. Antony’s College at Oxford.
Dr. Tavakoli-Targhi is a Professor of History and Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Iran Namag, a bilingual quarterly of Iranian Studies, and co-editor of the Iranian Studies book series published by Routledge. His areas of study include nationalism, modernity, gender studies, orientalism and occidentalism. He received two outstanding Teaching Awards – in 1996 and 2001–from Illinois State University and has held visiting fellowships at St Antony’s College at Oxford, at the Centre for Historical Studies at Nehru University in New Delhi, and at Harvard University.
Please join me in welcoming Professors Jenkins and Tavakoli to the new role in the pro-bono service of the Massey College community.
The Hon. Hugh Segal, OC, OOnt