Heather Igloliorte is Assistant Professor in Art History and Concordia University Research Chair in Aboriginal Art History and Community Engagement. She has curated “We Were So Far Away”: The Inuit Experience of Residential Schools, based on the oral histories of eight Inuit former students of the residential school system; Decolonize Me (Ottawa Art Gallery, 2011); the online collaborative exhibition Inuit Art Alive drawing on oral histories, local archives, and community-based knowledge gathered during her dissertation research on the art history of the Labrador Inuit.expandHer teaching and research interests include the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, mid-century modernist primitivism, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance and resilience. Her publications include chapters in Response, Responsibility, and Renewal: Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Journey (2009), Inuit Modern (2010), and Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (2012).
Elena Razlogova is a cultural historian based in the History Department at Concordia who uses digital storytelling to encourage popular participation when interpreting and presenting the past. She has collaborated on many web-based projects, including the online exhibit Gulag: Many Days, Many Lives and Vertov, a freeware media annotating plugin for the Firefox extension Zotero. Her research interests include the intersection of culture and political economy in modern American media history and the ethics of surveillance in the USA and Soviet Union during the Cold War.