Jan. 29, 2024

Appointments - Office of the Dean

The Faculty of Arts announces interim Associate Dean, Research roles

The Faculty of Arts welcomes two faculty members to the interim Associate Dean, Research role from Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2024. The shared half-time appointment has been filled by Dr. Amelia Kiddle (History) and Dr. Brian Moorman (Geography).

Dr. Amelia Kiddle

Dr. Amelia Kiddle received her Ph.D. in Latin American history from the University of Arizona in 2010 and held a Teaching Fellowship at the University of Manchester and an Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Latin American Studies in the Center for the Americas at Wesleyan University before joining the University of Calgary in 2012. Dr. Kiddle specializes in the political and cultural history of Mexican foreign relations. She has published articles in the Journal of Latin American Studies, Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos and Revista de Hstoria Internacional, among others, and has written, co-written, edited, and co-edited five books of Mexican history and energy history, including her monograph Mexico’s Relations with Latin America during the Cárdenas Era (University of New Mexico Press, 2016), which was based upon her doctoral dissertation, which won the Premio Genaro Estrada as the best doctoral thesis on the topic of Mexican foreign relations from the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She received the Killam Emerging Research Leader Award in 2014, was an annual fellow in the Calgary Institute for the Humanities (2017-2018), and has held two SSHRC Connection Awards (2014 and 2020), in addition to the SSHRC IG she is currently completing on the history of resource nationalism in Latin America. Dr. Kiddle is the incoming editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Latin American Studies.  She was awarded a Great Supervisor Award (FGS, 2020).

Dr. Brian Moorman

Dr. Brian Moorman is a professor in the Geography Department. He previously held the position of Associate Dean of Research and Infrastructure in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary (2013-18), Department Head (2007-12) and Founding Director of the Earth Science Program (1996-2002). Dr. Moorman’s research focuses on the study of permafrost and glacier hydrology using geophysical and remote sensing techniques. He currently has active projects studying coastal erosion in the Mackenzie Delta, glacial retreat on Bylot Island and slope stability in Svalbard. Dr. Moorman has published over 100 journal articles, book chapters and reports. In 2010 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Geographic Society College of Fellows and in 2018 he received the University of Calgary’s “Great Supervisor” award.