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Current Graduate Students

We encourage all prospective applicants to consult with graduate students already in our program. Research topics and contact info for our current students in Art History (AH) and Communication Studies (CS) are available here.

The Art History and Communication Studies Graduate Students Association (AHCS GSA) is comprised of all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows currently registered in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies.

Jacqueline Atkin (AH)

artistic and medical collaboration; medical photography; neurology (1861-1934); avant-garde portraiture; identity

Farah Atoui (CS)

transnational migration; global urbanization; migrant belongings; governance; citizenship

Peter Boudreau (AH)

Byzantine historiography; memory studies; temporality; archaization; nostalgia

Lindsay Corbett (AH)

Byzantine art; sacred matter; materiality; medieval studies; cultural exchange; iconoclasm

Sadie Couture (CS)

Media history; radio studies; sound studies; feminist science and technology studies; affect theory; cultural studies

Jessica Fontaine (CS)

affect; work; professional wrestling; feminist media studies; cultural studies; Indigenous studies; comic studies

Deborah Galante (AH)

Fascist representations; right-wing political billboards; migrants; refugees and asylum-seekers; European borders

Chris Gismondi (AH)

Canadian slavery; settler-colonialism; whiteness; critical race; Indigenous; environmental history; gender; masculinity

Clinton Glenn (CS)

post-socialism; LGBT rights; queer theory; public protest; Eastern Europe

Lotfi Gouigah (AH)

American art; performativity; Lynn Hershman; new media art

Helen Alexandra Hayes (CS)

infrastructure studies; technology; environment; policy; platform governance

Nicolas Holt (AH)

Juan Downey; energies in the arts; electromagnetism; early video art; environmental media; energy humanities; energy as resource; decoloniality; ecology
Adrienne R. Johnson (AH)

African Canadian art; Black Canadian History; Visual culture; Critical and Postcolonial Theory

Rebecca L. Johnson (AH)

Roman baroque; counter reformation; ecclesiastical architecture and ornamentation; performativity; French monarchy; identity 

​Alican Koc (CS)

aesthetics; affect; popular culture; cultural studies; new media

Burç Köstem (CS)

political economy; cultural studies; social theory; infrastructure studies; radical politics; excess; waste; urban studies; Turkish politics; post-autonomist thought

Chanelle Lalonde (AH)

art and ecology; aesthetics; listening; ecocriticism; environmental humanities

Evgeniya Makarova (AH)

architectural history and theory; phenomenology of space and time; art and nationalism; difficult heritage
Louis Melançon  (CS)

cybersecurity; software vulnerabilities; free and open source software; critical infrastructure; internet studies

jake moore (AH)

art; artists; action; agonism; rematerialization; critical spatial practices; vocality; resonance; listening

Nina Morena (CS)

breast cancer; misinformation; gender studies; social media; new media; health communication

Allyson Rogers (CS)

music; film; sound recording technologies; auditory cultures; documentary media; cultural institutions; Canadian studies

Braden Scott (AH)

architecture; archaeology; global art history; media environments; process; worlding
Roda Siad (CS)

migration; representation; data justice; critical data studies; privacy rights; technology studies; postcolonial studies

Emily DeKlyen Silbergeld (AH)

Byzantine art; frames and framing; cultural exchange; archaism and anachronism; image and text; diaspora; Byzantium and Venice

Sonja Solomun (CS)

media studies; social media; data discrimination; media history; power and politics of algorithms/AI; cultural approaches to software; feminist science and technology studies
Andy Stuhl (CS)

media studies; sound, cultural production; science and technology studies; digital humanities

Hannah Tollefson (CS)

infrastructure studies; environmental media; energy and climate change; Indigenous studies; feminist science and technology studies; political economy; critical animal studies

Liza Tom (CS)

queer theory; South Asian studies; development and policy studies

Ayesha Vemuri (CS)

infrastructure studies; environmental humanities; flooding and climate change; feminist science and technology studies; postcolonial theory: infrastructure studies; environmental humanities; flooding and climate change; feminist science and technology studies; postcolonial theory

Tara Allen-Flanagan (AH)

Japonisme; cosmetics; nineteenth-century; consumerism; Manet; Morisot

Julia Bugiel (CS)

affect; charisma; myth; online publics; mortification
Sabine Gilbert (AH)

modern art; Spanish art; colour theory; materiality; twentieth-century; Picasso

Kristian Guttormson (AH)

nineteenth-century; visual culture; missing link; spectacle; alterity; temporality

Mitra Kazemi (AH)

early modern graffiti; carceral art; vernacular cultures; history of prisons; Inquisition history

Olivia Woodruff (AH)

Arts & Crafts movement; domesticity; nineteenth-century; poison; William Morris; material culture

Hana Nikčević (AH)

ecological art; ecocriticism; ecological grief; disappearance; haunting

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