Members

Steering Committee:

Elspeth Brown, Assoc. Prof. and Director, Centre for the Study of the United States, the University of Toronto. Prof. Brown is a specialist in the relationship between photography and market cultures in the 20th century U.S., and founder of the Toronto Photography Seminar (TPS). She will oversee the fiscal aspects of the grant and organize the communication among participants. She shall take a lead role on the year 3 capstone workshop, and shall act as the Chair of the Steering Committee.

Andrea Noble, Prof. of Latin American Studies, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Academic member of the Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies (DCAPS). Dr. Noble is a specialist in Latin American, especially Mexican, photography and cinema. She will take the lead on organizing the Durham 2012 workshop.

Sarah Parsons, Assoc. Prof. Department of Visual Arts, York University. A founding member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Parsons is a specialist in Canadian art and North American Photography. Prof. Parsons will supervise the Project Manager PhD student.

Sharon Sliwinski, Ass’t Prof. of Visual Culture, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, the University of Western Ontario. Also a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Sliwinski’s research focuses on photography and human rights. Prof. Sliwinski will supervise the Media, Technical and Website Assistant. She will also take the lead on convening the 2011 NYC workshop, with Carol Squiers, Curator, International Center for Photography.

Edward Welch, Senior Lecturer in French, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, co-director of the Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies (DCAPS). Prof. Welch is a specialist on modern French and colonial photography; he will play a key role in organizing the 2012 Durham workshop.

Network Members:

Sarah Bassnett, Assoc. Prof. Department of Visual Arts, the University of Western Ontario. A specialist on 20th century Canadian photography, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Bassnett will contribute research on the relationship between photography, affect, and urban life.

Marta Braun, Prof., Image Arts, Ryerson University. A specialist on 19th century French photography, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Braun will contribute research on the relationship between photography, emotion and science. She will also serve as the liason to Ryerson’s photography exhibition activities relating to the Ryerson Photography Gallery and Research Centre.

Matthew Brower, Curator of the University of Toronto Art Centre and a Lecturer in Museum Studies in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto. A specialist on 19th century North American photography, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Brower will contribute research on the relationship between photography, affect and the human/animal divide. He will also provide curatorial expertise in relationship to our research endeavors.

David Campbell, Professor of Political and Cultural Geography, and faculty member of the Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies, Durham University, is a specialist on the visual culture of geopolitics and international relations, political theory and global geopolitics, and US security policy. He will play a key role in the 2012 Durham workshop.

Ann Cvetkovich, Professor, Women and Gender Studies, University of Texas, Austin. A specialist on Victorian literature, mass culture, and everyday trauma, Prof. Cvetkovich will contribute research expertise on the relationship between photographic visual culture and “public feeling.”

Deepali Dewan, Curator of South Asia, Royal Ontario Museum and the University of Toronto. A specialist on 19th century Indian photographs, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Dewan will contribute research on the relationship between photography, painting, and vernacular emotional cultures of the South Asian diaspora. She will also provide curatorial expertise in relationship to our research endeavors.

Laura Levin, Assoc. Prof. Dept of Theatre, York University. A specialist in performance studies and photography, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Levin will contribute research on the relationship between photography, performance and affect.

Jonathan Long, Prof. and Head of German in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, co-director of the Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies. Prof. Long will contribute his research expertise on 20th century German visual culture, as well as play a key role in organizing the 2012 Durham events.

Thy Phu, Ass’t Prof. Department of English, the University of Western Ontario. A specialist in Asian North American photography, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Phu will contribute research relating to photography, affect, and the politics of diaspora. She will contribute her expertise in editing special issues on photography studies, and work with us to identify and secure commitments for our research publications.

Linda Steer, Ass’t Prof. in the Dept. of Visual Arts and Liberal Studies Program, Brock University. A specialist in French surrealism and photography, and a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar, Prof. Steer will contribute research as well as organize the monthly meetings of the Toronto Photography Seminar and the annual June retreats.

Tanya Sheehan, Ass’t Prof. Dept of Art History, Co-organizer of the Rutgers Photography Group (“The Developing Room”). A specialist in 19th century American photography, Prof. Sheehan will contribute her research expertise on racial formation, representation, and emotion.

Dot Tuer, Prof. Faculty of Liberal Studies, Ontario College of Art and Design. A specialist in both 17th century Latin American History and in contemporary photography, Prof. Tuer will contribute research in curatorial practice, photography, and affect. She is also a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar.

Carol Zemel, Professor, Dept. of Visual Arts, York University. A specialist in 19th century European art and 20th century photography, Prof. Zemel will contribute research on the relationship between photography, affective communities, and the Jewish diaspora. Prof. Zemel is also a member of the Toronto Photography Seminar.

Andres Zervigon, Ass’t Prof. Dept. of Art History, Co-organizer of the Rutgers Photography Group (“The Developing Room”). A specialist in 20th century European photography, Prof. Zervigon will contribute research expertise on social movements, politics, and photography.

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