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Engineering and Computer Science

Fine Arts

  • Shira Avni
    Associate Professor (Film Animation), Cinema

    Neurodiversity, motherhood, animation, animated documentary, under camera animation, clay animation, direct animation, community based animation, autism, gender and neurodiversity, Down syndrome, maternal health, diversity, inclusion, social justice animation
  • Carmela Cucuzzella
    Professor, Design and Computation Arts
    Concordia University Research Chair in Integrated Design And Sustainability for the Built Environment (IDEAS-BE)
    Founding Co-Director, Next Generation Cities Institute

    design studies, sustainability studies, architecture studies, built environment, cities, eco-design, eco-architecture, public space design, architecture competitions, teaching buildings, sustainability assessment tools, complex dynamic systems
  • Bonnie Harnden
    Associate Professor and practicum coordinator, Drama Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies

    Drama therapy, trauma, attachment, research-creation, performed autoethnography, psychoanalysis, ethnography, embodied knowledge, play therapy, family therapy, parenting, experimental theater, theater for social change, arts-based learning, risk factors/ protective factors, borderline personality disorder, child and youth care, suicide intervention, mental health, pedagogy
  • Kristina Huneault
    Professor, Art History
    Associate Dean, Faculty Relations & Inclusion, Fine Arts

    meaning, Canadian art history, selfhood, women artists, subjectivity, colonialism, indigenous-settler relations, aesthetics, art historiography, 19th century, art-historical method, feminism, visual culture, Canadian cultural history, art theory, art and philosophy, material culture, identity
  • Alice Ming Wai Jim
    Professor, Art History
    Concordia University Research Chair in Ethnocultural Art Histories
    Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Asian Diasporic Visual Culture and the Americas
    Board Member, College Art Association

    ethnocultural art histories, global art histories, media arts, curatorial studies, contemporary art, cultural diversity, biennials, screen culture, representation, Asian Canadian, transnationalism
  • Jason Edward Lewis
    Professor of Computation Arts, Design and Computation Arts
    University Research Chair in Computational Media and the Indigenous Future Imaginary
    Special Advisor to the Provost on Indigenous Spaces
    Co-director, Indigenous Futures Research Centre
    Director, Initiative for Indigenous Futures
    Co-director, Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace
    Co-director, Skins Workshops on Aboriginal Storytelling and Digital Media

    Indigenous new media, Indigenous futures, digital poetry, the future imaginary, computational typography, computational culture, media arts, digital games, game studies and design, digital textuality, experimental typography, virtual environments, poetry, typographic design, computational aesthetics, Indigenous Peoples, mobile media, interface design, digital culture, science fiction
  • Maya Rae Oppenheimer
    Assistant Professor, Studio Arts

    cultural history, art and re-enactment, art and archives, creative writing, social practice art, social justice and art and politics, critical pedagogy, histories of social science and medicine, historiographies in art and design
  • Luis Carlos Sotelo Castro
    Associate Professor, Theatre

    oral history performance, listening/hearing, experimental theatre, research-creation, social innovation, documentary theatre, walking, participatory processes, sound, activism, war and memory, theatre for social change, relational art, storytelling, representation, drama/performance, violence, performance studies, Latin America, participatory art
  • Guylaine Vaillancourt
    Associate Professor, Music Therapy, Creative Arts Therapies

    music therapy, arts-based research, participatory action research, qualitative methods, community music therapy, mental health, palliative care, pain management, guided imagery and music, social justice, leadership development, mentoring, professional network building



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