I am an Associate Professor of Contemporary Art and Museum Studies at Western University, Canada (London, Ontario). My research focuses on activism, visual culture, and changing economies. I have published widely on these topics and am currently finishing my book Tear Gas Epiphanies: Protest, Museums, and Culture in Canada. Since 2008, I’ve been very interested in textiles, the textile industry and textile-based arts. I’ve written on textiles and technology, on craftivism and I am currently looking closely at petrotextiles (that is, textiles that are made from oil and that disintegrate into plastic microfilaments). Finally, I have an ongoing interest in critical museum studies, and am starting a large-scale project focused on small-scale collections that work against traditional museum formats.
My full cv can be downloaded here.