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Public scholar: Felicity T.C. Hamer


Felicity T.C. Hamer

What role does the imagination play in remembrance?

Felicity Tsering Chödron Hamer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Studies. She has a background in photography (Dawson Institute of Photography DEC) and holds both a BFA and MA in Art History from Concordia University. She is a Montreal-born recording and performing vocalist, songwriter and mother of two.
 

Felicity explores the relationship between photography-based media and remembrance. Her doctoral research has been supported by scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) and Concordia University. In 2020 she was awarded both Concordia’s Stand-Out Graduate Research Award and FRQSC’s Relève étoile Paul-Gerin-Lajoie Award for her book "Parental Grief and Photographic Remembrance: A Historical Account of Undying Love." Bingley: UK, Emerald Publishing.


Discipline

Communication Studies

Languages

English, French

Supervisor

Jeremy Stolow

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Felicity Hamer: Imaginative remembrance through photographic media


Felicity's blog posts

  • You’re Not Alone
    Posted on March 2, 2022 | By Felicity T.C. Hamer
    Public Scholar Felicity T. C. Hamer reflects on the challenges and potential benefits of breaking through academic solitude and sharing your ideas. Read more
  • PhD in Parenting
    Posted on December 16, 2021 | By Felicity T.C. Hamer and Louis Lazure
    Public Scholars Louis Lazure and Felicity T. C. Hamer explore the unique challenges of parenting through grad school. Read more
  • Chasing Ghosts
    Posted on October 19, 2021 | By Felicity T.C. Hamer
    Public Scholar Felicity T. C. Hamer considers the relationship between photographic portraits and memory, and their influence on her own personal and academic trajectory. Read more
  • Picturing them naked
    Posted on July 8, 2021 | By Felicity T.C. Hamer
    Public Scholar Felicity T. C. Hamer reflects on her experience with stage fright and shares her coping strategies. Read more
  • Running from my Dissertation
    Posted on June 10, 2021 | By Felicity T.C. Hamer    
    Public Scholar Felicity T. C. Hamer stresses the importance of mini victories when working towards a larger goal. Read more

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