Concordia University

Estelle Wathieu

Thesis Title

(A Certain) Queer Youth Culture: Self-Representation, Intersectional Activism, and Art on Instagram: the Art Hoe Collective and Lula Hyers


MA - Art History


Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim

Research Interests
  • - Art and Activism, Subversive Practices
  • - Gender/Queer Theory
  • - Intersectionality and its Pitfalls
  • - Decolonial and Anti-Racist Methodologies
  • - Museum Studies and Curatorial Strategies


Estelle holds a B.A. with Honors in Art History from PSL Research University (Paris) and a Certificate in Media and Journalism from Paris-Dauphine University. From 2012 to 2015, she was the recipient of the Excellence-Major Grant Program (French Ministry of Foreign Affairs). She is currently in her second year in the MA program in Art History at Concordia University (unceded Kanien'kehá:ka territory, "Montreal"). She has been a Teaching Assitant for ARTH 358 - Studies in the History of Media Art: Queer Networks, and ARTH 300 - Art Historical Methods.

Currently working under the supervision of Dr. Alice Ming Wai Jim, Estelle's research focuses on art projects that are informed by an intersectional framework and the idea of self-representation. This project aims to offer the conditions for a dialogue about intersectionality's translations into art, and the implication of the diffusion of political artworks on corporate social media platforms. Her research is supported by a Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship (2015-2017) and an International Tuiton Fee Remission Award (March 2016). 

She has been involved in the Art History Graduate Student Association (AHGSA Concordia) from September 2015 to May 2017, and has coordinated the 2017 AHGSA Concordia Annual Conference entitled "no neutral art, no neutral art historians" (January 27-28th, 2016). She is also an active member of the Ethnocultural Art History Research Group (EAHR Concordia). Deeply interested in developing a curatorial practice in parallel to her studies, Estelle has worked as a Curatorial Assistant at Mudam Luxembourg - Musée d'Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean from June to mid-October 2016. 

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