Frances Cullen is an Art History PhD student at McGill University and a specialist in the history and aesthetics of photography and cinema. She is interested in photography and media theory; the history of practical, institutional, and discursive exchange between photography and cinema; and materialist methodologies. In her dissertation, Analogue Afterlives, she will document the survival of analogue photographic technologies in the digital age.
Prior to joining the department at McGill, she developed these research areas by studying art history at the University of Alberta; the material history of photography at Ryerson University; and cinema studies at the University of Toronto. She also has experience working with photography and film collections, most notably at the George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film.
Over the course of her doctoral studies she has been the recipient of a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship and multiple awards from Media@McGill.