Current Masters and Doctoral Students


Completed Theses and Dissertations


MASTERS

Honours Thesis Supervisions

  • Akosua Adasi (2018). "Reconstructing Black Identity:Interrogating Colonial Narratives through the Black Female Body," Honours Thesis in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture (HADVC) and Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

  • Michael Woolley (2014). "Strategic Ambivalence: Negotiating gender and art historical ontologies in the work of Heather Cassils," Honours Thesis in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture (HADVC), University of Alberta.

  • Aliesha Hart (2013). "Complicating the Male Gaze in Contemporary Feminist Art," Honours Thesis in the History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture (HADVC) and Women’s and Gender Studies, University of Alberta.

External Examiner & Committee Membership

I’ve acted as an external examiner for MA and PhD theses in English and Film Studies (2013, 2018); Women’s and Gender Studies (2018); Intermedia (2013, 2018); Painting (2013, 2016); Printmaking (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015); History of Art, Design and Visual Culture (2013, 2014); Industrial Design (2014), and Drama (2013), at the University of Alberta. Additionally, I have acted as an external examiner for the following PhD theses at universities other than my own:

  • Dr. Boni Cairncross (2018). “What is Seen: Evidencing the Sensory in Performance and Textile Art,” PhD Dissertation, School of the Arts and Media (Creative Practice), University of New South Wales, Supervisor: Dr. Ed Scheer.

  • Dr. Karin Bolender (2018). “The Un-naming of Aliass,” PhD Dissertation, Environmental Humanities, University of New South Wales, Supervisor: Dr. Eben Kirksey.

  • Dr. Diana Smith (2017). “Re-Doing the Histories of Performance: Artistic Re-Enactments and the Historiography of Live Art,” PhD Dissertation, Art & Design, University of New South Wales, Supervisor: Dr. Lindsay Kelley.

  • Dr. Heidi Kellett (2017). “Skin Portraiture: Embodied Representation in Contemporary Art,” PhD Dissertation, Department of Visual Arts, Western University, Supervisor: Dr. Joy James.

  • Dr. Iona Pelovska (2015). “Poetry and Pornography: Means and Meanings of the Moving Image,” PhD Dissertation, Communication Studies, York University, Supervisor: Dr. Caitlin Fisher.