Post-Doctoral Fellows

Past Fellows

Katie Oates, PhD Western Ontario — Strategic Priorities Funds-150 Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2022-2023
Community Engaged Learning Coordinator, Curricular Programs at Western Univeristy.

Zoë Heyn-Jones, PhD York — SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2021-2023

Susanna Santala, PhD Helsinki — Jenny & Antti Wihuri Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2016-2019

Adam Stead, PhD Toronto — SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2014-16
Curatorial Intern, Museum Schnütgen, Cologne, Germany.

Laura Petican, PhD Jacobs University Bremen — SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2010-2012
Assistant Professor and Director of University Galleries at Texas A&M University (Corpus Christi)

Alla Myzelev, PhD Queen’s — SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2007-2009
Assistant Professor at SUNY Geneseo

Jasmine Rault, PhD McGill — SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2007-2009
Assistant Professor of Culture and Media Studies, The New School New York

Catherine Dharvenas, PhD Western Ontario — SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow, 2001-2002
Head, Department of French Studies, Queens University


Current Post-Doctoral Fellows

Amanda White

Amanda White

Postdoctoral Fellow

Research Interests / Specializations: Entangled Roots: Imagining human-plant futures differently in an age of crisis is a research-creation project that examines the symbiotic relationships between humans and the plants that we eat. Working at the CSC in the Department of Visual Arts at Western University, I will focus on how, amid current ecological crisis, the future of our relationship with edible plants might be interrogated and reimagined through artistic and curatorial interventions, scholarly writing, and teaching.
Biography: Amanda White (She/her) is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar working at the intersection of art, environment and culture, examining alternatives to the dominant visualizations of the environmental, with a current focus on plant studies. Amanda holds a PhD (Cultural Studies) from Queen’s University, a MFA (Visual Art) from the University of Windsor and a BFA from OCADU. She has exhibited and published work across disciplines with support from SSHRC, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council among others. Current research includes several ongoing studio-based works in progress and a forthcoming co-edited book project.