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
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
• 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
• Year-long residency, including $1000 scholarship and $500 for research travel.