Starting this fall, I am thrilled to be embarking on a PhD in Information with a Collaborative Specialization in Knowledge Media Design at the University of Toronto's iSchool. Here, I plan to expand on my digital humanities research and explore post-humanities trends of thinking across public cultural institutions.
My research has been generously supported by a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship - Doctoral. I am also thrilled to be joining the prestigious Massey College as a Junior Fellow (Non-Resident) this coming academic year.
As a postgraduate practitioner-researcher at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England, I am currently engaged with a practice-as-research project on intimacy in digital performances. This project examines the where and the how of generating intimate experience in the one-to-one digital performance encounter, proposing the multilayered concept of digital intimacy as an assemblage of complex interactivity between bodies, texts, and technologies. This project will serve as my Sustained Independent Project and dissertation in the MA Performance Practice as Research stream.
My Laboratory of Performance Practices term cumulated in the launch of a digital media work, entitled betweenspace, from which collected data will inform a large part of my Sustained Independent Project and Master's dissertation. More information regarding betweenspace can be found HERE, and the full project can be accessed HERE.
My practice-as-research work would not be possible without the generous endowment of an Embassy Postgraduate Scholarship from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, which I received in July of 2019.
I received my Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (Western Scholars) in English Language and Literature and Theatre/Performance Studies at Western University, having graduated with two Gold Medals for Highest Academic Achievement in both Honours majors. While a student at Western, I was the recipient of over 10 scholarships and awards for academic and extracurricular achievement, including the Mackie Cryderman Award for Excellence in Creative Writing and Theatre Studies, William Ferguson Tamblyn Scholarship, Rod McQueen Scholarship in English, Rogers Family Award in Arts, Kay MacIver Memorial Award, and the Timothy Findley Memorial Scholarship.