Feb. 14 is Valentine’s Day and Carleton experts are available to talk about a range of topics related to love and relationships.

If you are interested in speaking with an expert below, please feel free to reach out to them directly. If you require other assistance, please email Steven Reid, Media Relations Officer, at steven.reid3@carleton.ca.

Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich
Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University

Email: rebecca.bromwich@carleton.ca

Jaremko Bromwich is available to talk about family law, divorce, prenuptial agreements, and co-parenting relationships.

She was the manager, Diversity and Inclusion, at Gowling WLG for their offices in Canada and Russia. Prior to taking that position, she served as program director for the Graduate Diploma in Conflict Resolution program at Carleton.

For more on Bromwich visit: https://carleton.ca/law/people/bromwich-rebecca/

Jim Davies
Professor, Department of Cognitive Science at Carleton University

Email: jim.davies@carleton.ca

Davies is available to discuss different kinds of love and the neurochemicals involved. He has written articles explaining the science behind the feeling of love.

As director of the Science of Imagination Laboratory, Davies explores computational modelling and artificial intelligence applied to human visual imagination. His work has shown how people use visual thinking to solve problems and how they visualize imagined situations and worlds. He is co-host of the award-winning Minding the Brain podcast.

For more on Davies visit: https://carleton.ca/cognitivescience/people/davies-jim/

Cheryl Harasymchuk
Professor, Department of Psychology at Carleton University

Email: Cheryl.Harasymchuk@carleton.ca

Harasymchuk is available to speak to journalists about relationship topics, including maintaining passion in long-term relationships,  the importance of date nights and shared leisure in intimate relationships, and dispelling the happy wife, happy life myth.

Her research explores how people maintain happy relationships (e.g., dating, marital, and friendship) and the associated challenges. One element of Harasymchuk’s research focuses on relational boredom, how people come to be bored in their relationships, the effects that boredom has on relationships, and how people cope. In addition, she investigates the engagement of novel couple activities and people’s expectations for excitement in relationships.

For more on Harasymchuk: https://carleton.ca/psychology/people/cheryl-harasymchuk/

Ummni Khan
Professor, Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University

Email: Ummni.Khan@carleton.ca

Khan can discuss anything kink related, the issues associated with compulsory coupledom for single people, and the value of self-love.

She can also discuss the importance of friend-love and challenging compulsory romance, as well as new aromantics/demiromantics identities that can be marginalized by holidays.

Khan researches the socio-legal construction of deviant sexuality, with a focus on kink, sex work, and representations of hard-core eroticism. Scrutinizing law alongside pop culture and progressive social movements, she considers how the policing of sexual risk discounts non-normative desires, and further entrenches other marginalities, particularly with regard to race, class, and disability.

For more on Khan visit: https://carleton.ca/law/people/ummni-khan/

Rania Tfaily
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Email: RaniaTfaily@cunet.carleton.ca

Tfaily is available to discuss contemporary relationships, marriage, co-habitation, separation and divorce.

As a social demographer, Tfaily is interested in examining issues related to gender, social class, and caregiving. She is also interested in socioeconomic inequalities in health and well-being, contemporary changes in nuptiality (marriage, co-habitation, divorce), and fertility.

For more on Tfaily visit: https://carleton.ca/socanth/profile/tfaily-rania/

Media Contact
Steven Reid (he/him)
Media Relations Officer
Carleton University

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