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Ashley Raghubir

Ashley Raghubir

Thesis Title 

 Ancestral Black Water and Symbolic Dress in the Contemporary Afrofuturist Art of Mohau Modisakeng and Ayana V. Jackson

Program

MA - Art History

Supervisor

Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim

Research Interests

  • Afrofuturism
  • Afrodiaspora Contemporary Art
  • Black Canadian Contemporary Art
  • Transatlantic Slavery Studies
  • Critical Race Theory

Biography 

Ashley Raghubir is a MA candidate in the Art History program at Concordia University and is completing her thesis "Ancestral Black Water and Symbolic Dress in the Contemporary Afrofuturist Art of Mohau Modisakeng and Ayana V. Jackson" under the supervision of Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim.

    Ashley holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Art History from the University of Toronto. She is a core member of the Ethnocultural Art Histories Research (EAHR) student group, a graduate student member of EAHR | Media (Ethnocultural Art Histories Research in Media), and a research coordinator in support of the FRQSC and SSHRC-funded Wording Public Cultures (WPC): The Arts and Social Innovation Montreal Team project within the Transnational and Transcultural Art and Culture Exchange (TrACE) network (for which Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim is a principal investigator).

    Ashley is a co-founding member of the Afrofuturisms Research Collective (ARC) with student peers and faculty within the Department of Art History at Concordia University. She has contributed writing to C Magazine and held the Winter 2020 Curatorial Internship at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery at Concordia University.

    Ashley's research is supported by a 2020-2021 Renata Hornstein Graduate Fellowship in Art History from the Department of Art History at Concordia University.

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