IMRE SZEMAN is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta, and Adjunct Professor of interdisciplinary Studies at OCAD University. He conducts research on and teaches in the areas of energy and environmental studies, literary and cultural theory, social and political philosophy (esp. 19th and 20th left theory, globalization and nationalism), and Canadian studies.
The son of a pastor, Kristjanson has contended with spiritual concepts from an early age and later incorporated them into his work. The rich heritage of spiritual practices is often referenced in the cut of a garment, detailing and mood of the collections.