Dr. Karin Beeler

Beeler, Dr. Karin

PhD, MA (University of Alberta)

Program Chair, English
Prince George


Karin Beeler is one of UNBC's founding faculty members and has contributed to the development of the university as an administrator for various units and served on the boards of several community organizations. She has taught courses with a wide range of delivery methods including online/web courses, video conference and audio conference technology. Dr. Beeler has been President, Vice-President and Treasurer of the Canadian Comparative Literature Association. When not occupied with academic activities, she enjoys acting in community theatre and participating with her dogs at various dog events.

Research and Expertise

Television studies, film studies, (including women's experiences and films for youth), Canadian literature and Comparative literary studies. Recent interest in animal studies (representations in literature, film and television.)

Research Fields
  • Culture
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Youth
Areas of Expertise
Film, television, video, fantasy, Canadian literature, Comparative literature, women, gender, youth, popular culture, online courses, animals, dogs.
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
Currently accepting graduate students
Supervises In
MA, BA English, MA Gender Studies
Available to be contacted by the media as a subject matter expert

Selected Publications

Selected book publications include Children's Film in the Digital Age (co-edited with Stan Beeler); Seers, Witches and Psychics on Screen: An Analysis of Women Visionary Characters in Recent Television and Film; Tattoos, Desire and Violence: Marks of Resistance in Literature, Film and Television. She has also published “Youth and the Older Crowd: The Almighty Johnson's and Redefining Coming of Age Television” Studies in the Humanities. Special Issue. Youth Culture in Film and Television. 43.1-2 (December 2016). 82-91.