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Dr. Jean Wilson

Jean Wilson
Arts & Science Program, L.R. Wilson Hall 3038
Office Hours:
Thursdays 2:30-3:20pm

Dr. Jean Wilson, who teaches Comparative Literature in McMaster University’s interdisciplinary Arts & Science Program, began her career at McMaster in 1989 as a Canada Research Fellow. In 1992, she was delighted to take up a joint appointment in the Arts & Science Program and the Faculty of Humanities, which allowed her to work with a wide range of students, faculty, and staff. A former Director of the Arts & Science Program (2010-22), Dr. Wilson has also served as Director of Comparative Literature and Associate Director of Peace Studies at McMaster.

Her first degree was an Honours BA in French and German from McMaster. She received her MA and PhD in Comparative Literature as well as her BEd from the University of Toronto, and spent a year as a DAAD Fellow at the University of Tübingen in Germany. Dr. Wilson’s teaching and research interests are primarily in Comparative Literature and interdisciplinary studies. She has published essays on liberal arts education and on a wide range of 18th to 21st century authors.

Dr. Wilson has been honoured as a 2019 YWCA (Hamilton) Women of Distinction nominee and as the recipient of the McMaster Students Union Teaching Award for Arts & Science, the McMaster Students Union Teaching Award for Humanities, the President’s Award for Excellence in Instruction, and the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations Teaching Award.