RESUMÉ

EDUCATION

PhD  •  University of  Toronto, History of Art 2012 – 2018
MA (Distinction)  •  University College London, History of Art 2011 – 2012
BA Hons (High distinction)  •  University of Toronto 2006 – 2011

EMPLOYMENT

University of Toronto, Department of History of Art  •  Course Instructor, 2016 – 2018
•  I led two undergraduate courses, each with fifty students. I designed original syllabi and assignments, lectured, coordinated activities, managed communications, supervised assistants, and performed administrative duties.

University of Toronto, Department of History of Art  •  Teaching Assistant, 2012 – 2018
•  I assisted professors in eight undergraduate classes, variously with fifty to two-hundred students. I organized tutorials, delivered presentations, liaised with students and faculty, and evaluated coursework.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery  •  Curatorial Intern, 2013
•  I assisted with the organization of exhibitions and public programs, conducted research in support of public events, contributed copy writing and editing for exhibition literature, guided a gallery tour, curated texts for a reading room, and organized images and information for the gallery’s records.

University College London  •  Research Assistant, 2011
• I assisted Dr. T.J. Demos with the publication of a monograph.

Gerstein Science Information Centre  •  Assistant Library Technician. 2009 – 2011
•  In the resource sharing department, I facilitated the reception and distribution of library materials, assisted with information and records management, served patrons, maintained photocopiers, and managed cash circulation.

University of Toronto Art Centre  •  Research Assistant, 2010 – 2011
• I assisted the gallery director, researching information for the publication of a catalogue.

VOLUNTEER AND INDEPENDENT  EXPERIENCE

Independent Writing and Research, 2011 –
•  I have published nine articles in scholarly journals (two in peer-reviewed journals) and one online review.
•  I have presented eighteen scholarly papers and two academic posters at universities and professional conferences throughout North America and Europe, I have independently chaired two panels (one forthcoming) at professional conferences, and I have been invited to lecture in four undergraduate courses.
•  I have participated as an associate in research groups hosted by the University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics and between The Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal and the Université de Quebec à Montréal.

Bikechain  •  Volunteer 2018 –

The Leap  •  Cooperative Project Partner, 2017 – 2018
•  I worked to research and develop content for the organization’s online journal.

Graduate Union of the Students of Art (University of Toronto)  •  President, 2014 – 2018
•  I oversaw the union’s direction and programming for three years: I independently organized periodic events, oversaw the administration of activities and symposia, led regular meetings, designed posters and graphics, wrote grants, managed finances, and collaborated with department administration.
•  In addition to my presidency, I served as Treasurer (2016—2018), Co-Chair (with Paula Gheorghiade) of the Inaugural Wollesen Memorial Graduate Symposium (2014), CUPE local 3902 Steward (2016-2017).

University of Toronto, Department of History of Art, 2014 – 2018
•  I have regularly contributed service to the department, including participation in job search committees, the department’s external review, and information sessions for undergraduates.

Hart House (University of Toronto), 2014
•  I created “Quarter Fort,” the winning submission of Hart House’s 2014 installation project.

SKILLS, CERTIFICATION, AND  TRAINING

Professional Strengths
•  Communication Skills: Research, writing, editing, teaching, public speaking, graphic design, grant writing.
•  Intellectual Skills: Analysis, critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking
•  Administration Skills: Curriculum development, information management, project management, event planning, team leadership.
•  Technological competency: iOS, Windows, Microsoft Office, Photoshop, Google Docs, social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, Youtube).

Centre for Community Partnerships (University of Toronto), 2018
•  I completed the “Community Engaged Learning Seminar for Doctoral Students,” a semester long seminar that included a cooperative project with community organization, The Leap.

Centre for Teaching Support & Innovation (University of Toronto), 2017
•  I received an Advanced University Teaching Preparation Certificate, for which I completed ten professional workshops, two teaching practica, a teaching dossier, and a written reflection.

Woodsworth College (University of Toronto), 2017
•  I completed “Teaching in Higher Education 500”, a semester long seminar on university pedagogy.

Graduate Professional Skills Program (University of Toronto), 2016 – 2018
•  I received a Graduate Professional Development certificate, consisting of various workshops and seminars on communication, personal effectiveness, teaching competency, and research.

English Language and Writing Support (University of Toronto), 2016
•  I completed the following term-length seminars: “Becoming a Better Editor of your own Writing” and “Oral Presentation Skills.”

HONOURS AND AWARDS

University of Toronto, 2017
Pekka K. Sinervo Scholarship
•  $3,000 in recognition of academic distinction, leadership, and contribution to university life.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, 2014 – 2017
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
•  $60,000 per annum, for 3 years, in support of dissertation research

University of Toronto, School of Graduate Studies, 2012
University of Toronto Fellowship
•  $15,000 plus tuition per annum for five years

Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, 2010 – 2011
Undergraduate Fellowship
•  Year-long residency, including $1000 scholarship and $500 for research travel.