#NGImaginaries Global Imaginaries and Canadian Culture "Imaginaries" are the representational systems that both mediate reality and form identities. In her research as a Canada Research Chair, Dr. Diana Brydon is examining how "global imaginaries" are changing notions of home, belonging, and citizenship as well as posing new challenges to local and national communities. she investigates representations of "home," primarily in analytical, literary, and visual culture. She asks: How do images and descriptions of home shift ideas of accountability, belonging, and social responsibility? In a second area, Brydon focuses on how cosmopolitanism, diaspora studies, and theories of "planetarity" are transforming the structure and practice of various academic disciplines and reconfiguring cultural studies.