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

Shana Cooperstein (AH)

nineteenth-century France; pedagogy; making and knowing; art and medicine; art and science; modernity; modernism

Lindsay Corbett (AH)

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

Frances Cullen (AH)

photography; contemporary media art; obsolescence; the analog

Jessica Fontaine (CS)

affect; popular music; performance; Canadian studies; Indigenous studies; comics

Deborah Galante (AH)

right-wing populism; propaganda posters; photojournalism; migrants; Europe; Italy and discrimination

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

Nicolas Holt (AH)

early video art; Radical Software (1970-1974); technical specificity; new technologies of control and governance; media theory

Joana Joachim (AH)

Slavery; Black women; New France; Saint-Domingue; Louisiana

Rebecca L. Johnson (AH)

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

Ali Karimi (CS)

history of technology; population; surveillance studies; numerical information; Afghanistan

​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)

ecocritical art history; posthumanism; interdisciplinarity; art and activism

Robin Lynch (AH)

art and technology; corporate culture; environment; media

Evgeniya Makarova (AH)

architectural history and theory; phenomenology of space and time; art and nationalism; difficult heritage

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)

film music; aesthetic theory; Canadian music history; documentary film

Jonathan Rouleau (CS)


Molly Sauter (CS)

science and technology studies; critical studies of the corporation; media  studies; infrastructure  studies;  political economy

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

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

Sophie Toupin (CS)

Feminist Science and Technology Studies; Infrastructure Studies, PostColonial; AntiColonial and Decolonial Approaches; Media Studies; Political Economy

Saelan Twerdy (AH)

Tara Allen-Flanagan (AH) cosmetics; advertisements; 20th century French visual culture; Japonisme

Julia Aucoin (CS)

food studies; sociality; broadcast media; fan culture

Joel Auerbach (CS) 

philosophy; AI; computation & information; energy & climate change; political economy
Chahinez Bensari (CS)

non-lethality; electroshock weaponry; pain, STS; material discursive analysis; governance

Rachel Bergmann (CS)

science and technology studies; media studies; critical algorithm studies; feminist technoscience; affect; critical corporation studies

Tara Allen-Flanagan (AH) cosmetics; advertisements; 20th century French visual culture; Japonisme

Emma Flavian (CS)

black study; fugitivity; waywardness; nonsense; critical philosophy

Sabine Gilbert (AH) modern art; Spanish art; colour theory; materiality; twentieth-century; Picasso
Liuba González De Armas (AH)

print; public art and propaganda; politics of representation; women; socialism; Revolutionary Cuba

Lauren Harnish (AH)

gender politics; visual representation; nineteenth-century; modern art; modernism

Helen Alexandra Hayes (CS)

critical legal studies; critical policy studies; ecofeminism; disaster policy; intersectionality

Mirra-Margarita Ianeva (AH)

new materialism; theories of perception; theories of subjectivity; new media; performance and video art 
Saraphina Masters (AH) Angelica Kauffman; early modern Britain; Italy; national identities; history painting; classical tradition; antiquity
Hana Nikčević (AH)

ecological art; ecocriticism; the sublime; affect; art and language; photography

Benjamin Nothwehr (CS)

queer/trans embodiment; gender & new media; social movements; self-produced media

Marilou Trahan-Thomassin ​​(AH) 

Canadian studies; slavery; children; visual culture; art history

Andrea Valentine-Lewis (AH)

contemporary art; plants; socio-nature studies; land art
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