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Rafico Ruiz

Rafico Ruiz  is a Ph.D. candidate in Communication Studies and the History & Theory of Architecture at McGill University. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (with Great Distinction) in English Cultural Studies and Geography from McGill University (2004), and a Master of Arts in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University (2005). He studies the relationships between mediation and social space, particularly in the Arctic and Subarctic; the cultural geographies of natural resource engagements; and the philosophical and political stakes of infrastructural and ecological systems. He is the co-editor and co-founder of Seachange, a journal of Art, Communication, and Technology (www.seachangejournal.ca). In 2012, he was a visiting fellow in the Department of Media and Communications at Goldsmiths, University of London. In 2012-2013, he was the Max Stern McCord Fellow at the McCord Museum and Archives in Montreal. In 2013-2014, he will be a Wolfe Fellow in Scientific and Technological Literacy at McGill University. His work has been supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas at McGill University, Media@McGill, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Smallwood Foundation of Memorial University, and the Harvard Medical School’s Countway Library of Medicine.