CV

Current Position
Academic Cross-Appointments
Education
Honours and Awards
Academic Employment
Scholarly and Professional Activities
Committees/Adjudication
SSHRC and FCAR
Professional Societies, Arts Councils
York University
Department of Film York University
McGill University
Department of English McGill University
Manuscripts and Proposals Reviewed (on-going)
Grants Reviewed (on-going)


 

Current Position

Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Film, York University

Canada Research Chair Tier II Art, Digital Media, and Globalization, York University

 

Academic Cross-Appointments

Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought

Graduate Program in Communication and Culture

Graduate Program in the Humanities

Graduate Program in Film

 

Education

1992 Ph.D., Social and Political Thought, York University

Dissertation: “The Moving Image in the Aura of Science: Identity, Technology, History”

1987 M.A., Department of Film, York University

Thesis: “Some Implications for Avant-Garde Practices in the Cinema”

1982 B.A., Communication Studies, Concordia University

 

Honours and Awards

2011 Faculty of Graduate Studies Teaching Award, York University

2008-13 Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media, and Globalization (Tier II)

2003-08 Canada Research Chair in Art, Digital Media, and Globalization (Tier II)

1992-94 Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Post-Doctoral Fellowship

1987-90 Fonds pour la Formation de Chercheurs et l’Aide à la Recherche (FCAR) Doctoral Fellowship

 

Academic Employment

2012-present Full Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Film, York University

2000-2012 Associate Professor, Cinema and Media Studies, Department of Film, York University

1998-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Film, York University

1994-98 Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University

1992-94 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of English, McGill University

1985-91 Lecturer, Department of Film and Photographic Arts, Ryerson University

 

Scholarly and Professional Activities

2011-13 Curator: Multisectoral International Public Art Exhibition, Land/Slide: AN EXHIBITION ON POSSIBLE FUTURES (Fall 2013; 10 artist residencies and site-specific exhibition, Markham, Ontario)

2011-12 Co-curator: Museum for the End of the World, Nuit Blanche,Nathan Phillips Square and City Hall, Toronto (Monumental Project $480,000) (invited)

2011 Artistic Director, Cuba Studio: On Line Gallery for Media Art, a new initiative through the Visible City Project. It will feature

two exhibitions a year of digital media experiments by Cuban and Latin
American artists

2011 Editorial Board, International Journal of McLuhan Studies

2010-13 External Academic Advisor, Lingnan University, Hong Kong

2010-12 Co-Investigator, 3D Film Innovation Consortium (3DFLIC), York University and Canadian Film Centre

2010-11 Steering Committee, McLuhan100 THEN NOW NEXT International Conference, organized by The University of Toronto Faculty of Information in conjunction with Ryerson University, York University, OCAD University, the City of Toronto, and numerous Toronto cultural institutions

2010-11 Co-organizer, Toronto International Stereoscopic 3D Conference (TIFF BELL Lightbox), 3D FLIC

2010 Co-Editor, Moving Image Review and Arts Journal (MIRAJ), Intellect Press, University of the Arts, London

2009 Co-Curator, The Leona Drive Project, eighteen site-specific installations in vacant bungalows in Willowdale, Ontario

2008-present External Academic Advisor, Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión (EICTV), Havana, Cuba

2008-10 Organizing and Planning Committee, 2010 International Experimental Media Congress, Toronto (A collaboration between York University, University of Toronto, Ontario College of Art and Design, and Images Festival)

2008-10 Co-Investigator, The Media Events of Expo 67, investigates the media experiments of Montreal’s Expo 67 with the more general purpose of understanding World Expositions as pedagogical events

2008-09 Visiting Researcher, Finnish Academy of Fine arts

2007 Co-Founder, The Future Cinema Lab, a state of the art research lab at York University to study new stories for new screens (www.futurecinema.ca)

2004-present Member, Editorial Board, Cinémas Journal

2003-present Advisory Board Member, Images Festival

2003-present Director, Visible City Project + Archive (www.visiblecity.ca)

1999-present Board Member, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

1987-present Founding Co-Editor, Public: Art/Culture/Ideas

1987-present Founding Member, Public Access Visual Artists’ Collective

1997-99 President, Film Studies Association of Canada (FSAC)

1996-98 Founding Co-Editor, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies

1996-98 Associate Director, Centre For Research on Canadian Cultural Industries and Institutions, McGill University

1991-95 Board Member, YYZ Artists’ Outlet, Toronto

1987-91 Member, Editorial Board, CineAction

1987-89 Founding Board Member, Images Film and Video Festival, Toronto


 

Committees/Adjudication

 

SSHRC and FCAR

2005-06 Chair, SSHRC Standard Research Committee 3, Beaux-Arts/Fine Arts

2003-09 Member, SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Publications Program Committee

2002-03 Chair, SSHRC Standard Research Committee 3, Beaux-Arts/Fine Arts

1999-2002 Member, SSHRC Adjudication Committee 3, Beaux-Arts/Fine Arts

1998 Member, FCAR Adjudication Committee, M.A./Ph.D. Bursaries, Fine Arts

 

Professional Societies, Arts Councils

2011-12 Member, Adjudication Committee, Anne Friedberg Book Award, Society for Cinema and Media Studies (invited)

2001-04 Member, DuMaurier Arts Council, Grants to Emerging Artists

2000 Member, Ontario Arts Council, Visual & Media Arts Artist-Run Centres

1997 Member, Nominating Committee, Bell Canada Award in Video Art

1996 Member, Canada Council for the Arts, Touring and Dissemination

1995 Member, Film and Video Jury, Ontario Arts Council

1995 Member, Video Jury, Canada Council for the Arts

1992 Member, Curation and Criticism, Canada Council for the Arts

1991 Member, Special Projects, Film and Video, Ontario Arts Council

 

York University

2011 Associate Vice-President Research Search Advisory Committee

2011- Inter-Faculty Steering Committee to initiate SENSORIUM: Institute for Digital Arts and Technology, York University

2011- Executive Member, The CITY Institute

2011- Chair, Fine Arts Research Grants Adjudication Committee

2010-11 Member, Fine Arts Research Grants Adjudication Committee

2011 Hiring Committee, Digital Media Program

2007-09 Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee, Faculty of Fine Arts

2006-09 Member, CONCERT, Entertainment and Culture Research Committee

2006-08 Chair, Curriculum Committee, York-Ryerson Graduate Program in Communication and Culture

2004-08 Executive Member, York-Ryerson Graduate Program in Communication and Culture

2003-10 Executive, Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies, York University

2003-05 Member, Academic Planning & Policy Committee, Faculty of Graduate Studies

2000-02 Executive Member, Graduate Program in Social and Political Thought

1999 Hiring Committee Member, Fine Arts Cultural Studies

1998-99 Member, Committee on Administration and University Affairs, Faculty of Fine Arts

 

Department of Film, York University

2011- Member, Hiring Committee, Cinema and Media Studies

2008-09 Chair, Hiring Committee, Cinema and Media Studies

2005-2009 Member, Tenure and Promotion Committee

2005-2008 Member, New Ph.D. in Cinema and Media Studies/Planning Committee

2002-03 Chair, Department of Film

1999-02 Graduate Program Director, Graduate Program in Film

1999-present Member, Cinema and Media Studies Committee

1999 Member, Hiring Committee, Cinema and Media Studies

1999 Member, Search Committee for New Chair

1998-99 Executive, Graduate Program in Film

1998 Head, Cinema and Media Studies Field Committee

 

McGill University

1996-98 Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Teaching and Research on Women

1995-98 Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Research on Canadian Cultural Industries and Institutions

1995-96 Member, 175th Anniversary Planning Committee

1995 Member, Graduate Program in Communications Executive Committee

 

Department of English, McGill University

1997-98 Member, Promotion and Tenure Committee

1996-97 Member, Reynolds Creative Atelier Organizing Committee

1995-96 Member, Curriculum Committee

1994-96 Member, Cultural Studies Committee

1994-95 Member, Honours Committee

1994-95 Member, Equity Committee

 

Manuscripts and Proposals Reviewed (on-going)

University of Toronto (2)

University of California Press (2)

University of Minnesota Press (6)

Routledge (8)

Wilfred Laurier University Press (3)

MIT Press (2)

UBC Press (2)

Palgrave (2)

 

Grants Reviewed (on-going)

Canada Council: Killam, Funding to Arts Organizations, Visual Arts, Publications

SSHRC Standard and Insight Grants:Communications, New Technologies, Cinema (on-going); Canada Research Chair Nominations, Canada Foundation for Innovation Grants