Elaine Stavro – President (OCT 1, 2012)

Elaine Stavro is a Full Professor at Trent University for the Department of Political Studies. She is an author with expertise in contemporary continental philosophy and democratic and cultural theory.

Presently, Elaine is working on two books: “Slave Museums as a Site of Democratic Pedagogy” and “Politics of Catastrophe: Articulating the Social Crises of Our Times.” She has been teaching for over 30 years at Trent, and previously at universities in London, England.

Elaine is a member of philanthropy groups at Trent University, the Steve and Sally Stavro Family Foundation, and the Tarragon Theatre. She is an active member of the Curators circle of the AGO and supporter/fan of all Toronto and Ontario theatre, the National Ballet, Tafelmusik, the Canadian Opera Company and the Toronto Symphony.

Elaine has always been an avid theatregoer, beginning with high school outings to Stratford, her interest was fostered during the 8 years she lived in London, England. Her intellectual interest is in the political rather than politics, specifically performative politics and cultivating democratic sensibilities, which has been enhanced by the Tarragon experience.

A link to Elaine’s recent book:

Emancipatory Thinking