CaPSL Affiliates

  • Alex Robichaud

    Knowledge Mobilization Fellow, Beyond Museum Walls Research Group
    Alex Robichaud

    Alex Robichaud recently completed her Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Toronto, and has a B.A. in History from Concordia University. Alex’s research focus has been on photography, feminist studies and critical curatorial frameworks/exhibition practices. Alex worked with students and curators from the Art Gallery of Ontario to co-curate the The Darkroom Project: Taloyoak, 1972-73 at the Ryerson Image Centre (2017) and published the subsequent article: Critical Issues in Exhibiting Indigenous Photography.

  • Daphnée Yiannaki

    Translator, Beyond Museum Walls Research Group

    Daphnée Yiannaki is currently a student in the Master’s of Museology at UQAM. She has a B.A. in Art History and English from the Catholic Institute of Paris and completed a Master degree of Art History from the university of Paris Nanterre Ouest (Paris 10) in 2017. Her master’s thesis looked at the exhibition and presentation of contemporary Native American artists in museums in the United-States. She was a teaching assistant at the University of Connecticut in 2016-2017.

  • Danielle Aimée Miles

    Research Assistant, Beyond Museum Walls Research Group
    Danielle Aimée Miles

    Danielle Aimée Miles is a graduate student at Concordia University in the Art History Department studying under the supervision of Professor Anne Whitelaw, finishing her Master’s Thesis. Danielle’s present research revolves around the institution of Encyclopedic museums in Canada and the exhibition of Classical Antiquity. Her writing applies postcolonial methodologies, critical museology, and narratology, among others, to analyze, but also theorize, innovative approaches to exhibiting collections acquired and presented through outdated and problematic ideologies.expand

    The relationship(s) between critical museological theory, display practices, and collecting tendencies are at the very heart of Danielle’s research. Art practices that engage with institutional critique and ideas of subversion are of a particular interest as well. She has worked as a Teaching Assistant in postcolonial methodologies, as well as a Research Assistant to Professor Anne Whitelaw, researching the influence of women’s volunteer groups within Montreal art museums and the collection and development of Canadian Contemporary art practices. Presently, Danielle is working as a Research Assistant for Dr. Heather Igloliorte on the FQRSC funded Beyond Museum Walls project.
  • Sally Hough

    Research Assistant, Beyond Museum Walls Research Group

    Sally Hough is a fourth-year joint honours African and Middle Eastern Studies student at McGill University. After spending a summer working on anthropological field research in Kenya, she undertook an independent research project comparing the African Art exhibits at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the Art Gallery of Ontario. This project led her to an internship at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA), working under the curator of African Art. At the MMFA, she researched the exhibition of African Art, Black diaspora art and difficult histories in North American and European museums. She is excited to now be a part of the Beyond Museum Walls team as Prof. Butler’s research assistant.

  • Anne-Marie Reynaud

    Research Assistant, Beyond Museum Walls Research Group
    Anne-Marie Reynaud

    Anne-Marie Reynaud is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Ethics. She is doing research on the Canadian Truth and Reconciliation Commission and visual media. In 2016 Anne-Marie completed her PhD in Anthropology at the Freie Universität Berlin, where she also worked as a Research Associate and Program Coordinator for the M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology from 2008 until 2010.

  • Amber Berson

    CaPSL Affiliate

    Amber Berson is a writer, curator, and PhD student conducting doctoral research at Queen’s University on the subject of artist-run culture and feminist, utopian thinking. She most recently curated The Let Down Reflex (2016, with Juliana Driever); TrailMix (2014, with Eliane Ellbogen); *~._.:*JENNIFER X JENNIFER*:.~ (2013, with Eliane Ellbogen); The Annual Art Administrator’s Relay Race (2013, with Nicole Burisch); and The Wild Bush Residency (2012–14). expand

    She is a member of the Montréal-based Critical Administrative Practices Reading Group; is the 2016 curator in residence through the Darling Foundry and Asterides France-Quebec cross-residencies in Marseille; and is the Canadian ambassador for the Art+Feminism Wikipedia project. Her writing has been published in Breach Magazine, Canadian Art, C Magazine, Esse, Fuse Magazine and the St Andrews Journal of Art History and Museum Studies.
  • Nadine Blumer

    CaPSL Affiliate

    Nadine Blumer (Ph.D. Sociology, University of Toronto) is affiliate faculty at CEREV and in the History Department at Concordia University in Montreal. Her research focuses on sites of cultural production such as museums, monuments, and heritage tourism to understand why societies remember some histories of violence while ignoring others. A recent article about grassroots activist responses to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights appears in the Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies (2015). expand

    In spring 2012 she co-curated an exhibition about marginalized histories of violence called Moving Memory in the CaPSL lab, experimenting with new methodologies for addressing commemoration of violence and “competitions” over victim status. She has published from her longstanding research about the Nazi genocide of Europe’s Roma population in a special issue on counter-monuments in Espace arts magazine (2016) and in The Nazi Genocide of the Roma: Reassessment and Commemoration (Berghahn Books, 2013), the most comprehensive book to date on the experience and representation of the Roma under National Socialism. Nadine is a former research fellow at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and has received research fellowships from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies, the Central European University (Budapest), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).
  • Sharon Gubbay Helfer

    CaPSL Affiliate

    Dr. Sharon Gubbay Helfer is an oral historian, a scholar-practitioner of difficult dialogues, and a facilitator and trainer in the skills of everyday peace-making developed by the Compassionate Listening Project. As Research Associate with the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling at Concordia, she worked on the project “Life Stories of Montrealers Displaced by War, Genocide, and other Human Rights Violations”.expand

    There she created a pilot archive of Palestinian Canadian Life Stories and an online exhibit created together with the Palestinian participants, an exhibit launched at CEREV in 2012 (click here for a link to the project website). Her current projects focus on dialogue, peace-building, and transformation starting with individual citizens in Montreal, Quebec and Canada. Sharon was a CEREV Curatorial Fellow in the Winter of 2012.


  • Florencia Marchetti

    CaPSL Affiliate

    Florencia Marchetti is a visual ethnographer and documentarian currently pursuing a PhD in Humanities at the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture in Concordia University, Montreal. Born in Cordoba, Argentina, during times of political upheaval, she has focused her recent work on the politics and practices of cultural memory, investigating the affective traces of violent pasts in present day lives, including her own.expand

    Florencia co-directed “A storyteller’s story” as part of her affiliation with CEREV. Her doctoral project is an anthropological inquiry of experimental character about and with/in the public works of memory in contemporary Argentina, paying special attention to the historical narratives materializing in new site museums and the differential participation of distinct social groups in the creation of these spaces. Florencia was trained in Social Communications and Anthropology at the Universidad Nacional de Cordoba before obtaining an MA in Social Documentation from the University of California in Santa Cruz. Her documentary photo work has been widely used by grassroots groups and activists in Cordoba, and has also been filed as part of the Provincial Memory Archive while her video work has been showcased internationally in academic research, art and community-based contexts.
  • Lex Milton

    Technology Consultant

    Lex holds a BA in Education (UVic), an MA in Educational Technology (Concordia 2008), and has a background in instructional design for emergent learning technologies, multi-media production, and course management systems. He has created recording and media design studios, trained business and university staff in eLearning environments, developed instructional multi-media resources, workshops, and exhibitions. An avid musician, Lex moved to Montreal from Vancouver Island where he taught, performed, and worked as an audio engineer.