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Alumni profiles

Discover what our alumni are working on

Our graduates have gone on to pursue fulfilling and successful careers in education, the arts, various levels of government, community organizations, and research in the private and public sectors.

Below is a sampling of Humanities alumni, with more profiles to come!


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Fiona Annis

Fiona Annis

Fiona Annis is an artist and researcher based in Montreal. Annis has presented her work in diverse institutions including: Canadian Centre for Architecture (Montreal), AC Institute (New York City), Goldsmith’s (London), Museo Novecento (Naples), VU Photo (Quebec City) and the Art Gallery of Alberta (Edmonton). Her work is featured in the collections of the Museum of Civilization in Quebec, the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, and the Penumbra Foundation in New York City. Fiona is also the co-founder of the Society of Affective Archives, an entity dedicated to collaboration and the conservation of peripheral knowledge. Projects realized by the Society include exhibitions, performances and permanent public artworks. Annis holds a master’s degree from the Glasgow School of Art and an interdisciplinary research-creation doctoral degree from Concordia University.

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Dr. Natalia Grincheva

Dr. Natalia Grincheva

Dr. Natalia Grincheva is a Program Leader in Arts Management at LASALLE College of the Arts and an Honorary Research Fellow in the Digital Studio at the University of Melbourne. She is an internationally recognized expert in innovative forms and global trends in contemporary museology, digital diplomacy and international cultural relations. She received many prestigious international academic awards, including Fulbright (2007–2009), Quebec Fund (2011–2013), Australian Endeavour (2012–2013) and SOROS research grant (2013–2014). In 2020, she was awarded a Fellowship for her visiting research residency at the Digital Diplomacy Research Center at the University of Oxford. Her publication profile includes over 30 research articles, book chapters and reports published in prominent academic outlets. Her most recent publications are two monographs: Museum Diplomacy in the Digital Age (Routledge, 2020) and Global Trends in Museum Diplomacy (Routledge, 2019). Currently she is working on a new co-authored monograph, Geopolitics of Digital Heritage (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2023).

Dr. Natalia Grincheva, University of Melbourne
Dr. Natalia Grincheva, LASALLE College of the Arts


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Dr Cynthia Imogen Hammond

Dr. Cynthia Imogen Hammond

Dr. Cynthia Imogen Hammond is an artist and professor of Art History at Concordia University. Her interdisciplinary, research-creation work focuses on women and the history of the built environment, urban landscapes, research-creation and oral history. She has published on the spatial history of the suffrage movement, public art, gardens and the politics of urban change. She is currently leading two, SSHRC-funded, oral history research-creation projects: one on designs for alternative justice processes (The Spaces of Restorative and Transitional Justice), and one on the urban memories of diverse, older Montrealers (La Ville Extraordinaire).

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Cynthia Hammond, Concordia University


Adad Hannah

Adad Hannah

Adad Hannah was born in New York in 1971, spent his childhood in Israel and England, and moved to Vancouver in the early 1980s. He lives and works in Vancouver, Canada. He holds a PhD and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Concordia University in Montreal, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver. His work is in public and private collections around the world, and has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, West Africa, China, South Korea, Australia, Russia, Argentina and Brazil. He has won a number of awards, including the Canada Council for the Arts’ Victor Martyn Lynch-Staunton Award for outstanding mid-career artists in 2009. Hannah is currently represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain in Montreal and Equinox Gallery in Vancouver.

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Ted Hiebert

Ted Hiebert

Ted Hiebert is Professor of Interdisciplinary Art and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics at the University of Washington Bothell. His work examines the relationships between art, performance and technology with a particular focus on the absurd, the paradoxical and the imaginary. Hiebert’s individual and collaborative artistic projects have been presented in galleries around the world, and his written work has appeared in journals such as Performance Research, The Psychoanalytic Review, Technoetic Arts, and CTheory. He is the author of In Praise of Nonsense: Aesthetics, Uncertainty and Postmodern Identity (McGill-Queens University Press, 2012), A formalized forum for informal inquiry (Noxious Sector Press, 2015), and co-author (with David Cecchetto, Marc Couroux and Eldritch Priest) of Ludic Dreaming: How to Listen Away from Contemporary Technoculture (Bloomsbury, 2017).

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Ted Hiebert, University of Washington Bothell


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Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick

Adeena Karasick, PhD, is a New York-based Canadian poet, performer, cultural theorist and media artist and the author of 10 books of poetry and poetics. Most recently, Checking In (Talonbooks, 2018), Salomé: Woman of Valor (University of Padova Press, Italy, 2017), Salomé: Woman of Valor CD, NuJu Records, 2020, and Salomé Birangona, Boibhashik Prokashoni Press, Kolkata, 2020. Karasick teaches Literature and Critical Theory for the Humanities and Media Studies Department at Pratt Institute; is Poetry Editor for Explorations in Media Ecology; Associate International Editor of New Explorations: Studies in Culture and Communication; 2019 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Award recipient; and winner of the 2016 Voce Donna Italia award for her contributions to feminist thinking. The “Adeena Karasick Archive” is established at Special Collections, Simon Fraser University.

adeenakarasick.com


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Taien Ng-Chan

Taien Ng-Chan

Taien Ng-Chan is a writer and media artist whose research explores locative media sound art and futurist imaginings of everyday life through immersive cinema. In addition to her scholarly work in academic journals, Taien has also published four books and anthologies of creative writing, produced multimedia arts websites, and written for stage, screen and CBC Radio. She has shown her media works in film festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally. She is currently assistant professor in Cinema & Media Arts at York University.

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Kalervo A. Sinervo

Kalervo A. Sinervo

Kalervo A. Sinervo researches and teaches on media industries, games, comics and general pop culture detritus. After receiving his PhD from Concordia’s CISSC, he began a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Calgary studying transmedia and adapting his dissertation on Gotham City into a monograph. His work has appeared in such venues as Wide Screen, First Person Scholar and The Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics. He splits his time between Calgary and Montreal, where he resides with a very nice lady and a very fickle cat. Find him online @kalervideo.

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Myriam Suchet Photo credit: Jean-François Dars

Myriam Suchet

Myriam Suchet cherche, et se perd beaucoup. Son parcours littéraire s’est indiscipliné chemin faisant, quelque part entre la France et le Québec, où elle a soutenu son PhD in Humanities (médaille d’or du Gouverneur Général et prix de la meilleure thèse en cotutelle France-Québec 2010). Maître de conférence à la Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 où elle dirige le Centre d’études québécoises depuis sa création en 2012. Membre de l’Institut Universitaire de France, ses travaux de recherche-action-création invitent à lire le « s » d’en français comme une marque de pluriel. Elle a publié notamment trois ouvrages : L’Imaginaire hétérolingue (Paris, Classiques Garnier, 2014), Indiscipline ! Tentatives d’UniverCité à l’usage des littégraphistes, artistechniciens et autres philopraticiens (Montréal, Nota Bene, 2016) et L’Horizon est ici. Pour une prolifération des modes de relations (Rennes, Éditions du Commun, 2019).

Myriam Suchet, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3
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Dr. Margaret Jean Westby

Dr. Margaret Jean Westby

Dr. Margaret Jean Westby is an artist, researcher and educator, who currently teaches dance at the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago. She completed her PhD in Humanities – Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada, where her research-creation dissertation makes a mess of dance through feminist Science and Technology Studies. She creates and collaborates in dance performances, installations and films throughout Canada, Europe, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom and the United States.

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Dr. Margaret Jean Westby, The University of the West Indies


Dr. Jennifer Willet Photo Credit: Justin Elliott

Dr. Jennifer Willet

Dr. Jennifer Willet is a Canada Research Chair in Art, Science, and Ecology, a Professor in the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor (Canada) and the Director of INCUBATOR Art Lab. She is a member of the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists in the Royal Society of Canada. Willet is a leader in the Canadian bioart community, and works internationally as an artist and curator in the field. At the beginning of her career, she taught in Studio Arts (2000–07) and completed her PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program (2009) at Concordia University.

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