Current PhD Students

Blessy  Augustine

Blessy Augustine



Research Interests / Specializations: Socially engaged art related to refugees, immigrants, extrajudicial spaces, and emancipatory pedagogy.
Andreas Buchwaldt

Andreas Buchwaldt



Emily-Anne Cadotte

Emily-Anne Cadotte



Research Interests / Specializations: the intersection of art and politics, public arts policy, regionalisms and regional galleries, subject positions within the museum, socially engaged art/social practice, taste and social class
Calla  Elia

Calla Elia



Research Interests / Specializations: Disability studies, architectural space and design, ethics of accommodation, agency, and identity.
Lisa Daniels

Lisa Daniels

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Art, Artists, Community, Curating. Organizational structure, dynamics and behaviors in Regional Public Art Galleries operated within a parent municipal body. 
Sonya De Lazer

Sonya De Lazer

PhD

Ronique Gillis



Anahí González

Anahí González



Research Interests / Specializations: Photography, Mexican representation on imagery, Mexican labour in Canada, migration.
Philip Gurrey

Philip Gurrey



Research Interests / Specializations: Gesture and improvisation in abstract painting and free-associated music
Aryen Hoekstra

Aryen Hoekstra



Research Interests / Specializations: contemporary art, global art market, object studies, contingency
Ira Kazi

Ira Kazi



Research Interests / Specializations: Recontextualization of Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, political use of artists' image in the Renaissance, contemporary South Asian diasporic art and film
Elizabeth Knazook

Elizabeth Knazook



Shelley Kopp

Shelley Kopp



Research Interests / Specializations: digital humanities; online archiving; the digital catalogue raisonné
Derek Liddington

Derek Liddington



Katie Lawson

Katie Lawson



Research Interests / Specializations: Museums; Contemporary Art; Visual Culture; Curating; Climate Change; Sustainability; Waste; Water
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Samantha Merritt

Samantha Merritt

PhD

Ashar Mobeen

Ashar Mobeen



Research Interests / Specializations: Archaeoastronomy, archaeology, diaspora, decolonization, cultural transmission and translation.
Ana Moyer

Ana Moyer



Research Interests / Specializations: Tattooing, decolonization, queer temporalities, colonial art, Indigenous art.
Stephen Mueller

Stephen Mueller



Research Interests / Specializations: Durational performance; interactive installation; the ways ephemeral art practices project and support empathy within digitally networked societies
Dong-Kyoon Nam

Dong-Kyoon Nam



Research Interests / Specializations: Contemporary assemblage art; process ontologies in new materialism, affect theory, and critical posthumanism.
Sasha Opeiko

Sasha Opeiko



Research Interests / Specializations: residual memory in visual culture, melancholy, speculative realism, ideology
Margherita Papadatos

Margherita Papadatos

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Contemporary art, new media, installation art, continental philosophy, the sublime, time, space, memory, affect.
 Bruno Sinder

Bruno Sinder



Research Interests / Specializations: Photography, digital media, identity, performance
Ruth Skinner

Ruth Skinner

PhD

Research Interests / Specializations: Histories and theories of photography; theories of representation and viewership; the ethics of archival interventions; intersections of art and esotericism; discourse studies.
 Ashley Snook

Ashley Snook



Research Interests / Specializations: Intuitive and physical connections between human and nonhuman species, including vegetal and botanical life; concepts of animality and biophilia; methods of drawing, sculpture and experiential/sensorial installation.
Imogen Wilson

Imogen Wilson

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Research Interests / Specializations: Net art, archiving, conservation in museums and DIY spaces, digital memory and media theory