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Charissa von Harringa

Charissa Von Harringa
Thesis Title



PhD - Art History


Dr. Heather Igloliorte

Research Interests
  • Sami and pan-Inuit art and cultural histories
  • Postcolonial and decolonial methods
  • Historiography
  • Indigenous writing practices
  • Institutional critique
  • Sociology of art


Charissa von Harringa is a PhD Researcher in Art History at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Her academic area of focus lies at the intersection of several fields including, Circumpolar, Indigenous, Postcolonial, and Performance Studies. Her personal and academic interests are directed towards the visual and material culture that emerge from transcultural histories, historiography, sociological theories, critical museology, Indigenous writings and performance practices, and the ever-evolving nexus of theory and practice in contemporary art. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from New York University and a Masters from Concordia University in Art History. She has co-curated several exhibitions related to Indigenous circumpolar and ethnocultural art. She has recently co-curated Among All These Tundras (2018) and was a Curatorial Assistant for Inuit Blanche (2016), as well as authored several published essays and reviews. 



  • ARTH 380 Histories of Art History
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