Concordia Faculty

  • Sima Aprahamian

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    Sima Aprahamian holds a Ph.D. degree in Anthropology from McGill University. Her current research projects include “Narratives of Displacement,” a virtual museum of items that survived the 1915-22 Armenian Genocide curated with their Canadian owners’ stories about them; a book on Ottoman Women’s Movements (forthcoming, University of Texas Press); and a book based on survivor narratives. Her research interests include: cross-cultural gender and ethnic identities, community studies, women and development, social inequality, literary responses to genocide, and genocide studies. expand

    She is a member ofthe Montreal Institute of Human Rights and Genocide Studies, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, and the Society for Socialist Studies.

     

     

  • Heather Igloliorte

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    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.expand

    Her 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).

     

  • Loren Lerner

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    Loren Lerner is Professor of Art History at Concordia. In her graduate teaching she has concentrated on ethnic, diasporic and ethical consciousness in North American art-making and the curatorial practices relating to Canadian art. Lerner’s research has focused on the intersections of art and religion. Most recently she was editor of special issues on contemporary art and religion for the journal Religion and the Arts and the Journal of Canadian Art History. Lerner has curated exhibitions including Memories and Testimonies/Memoires et Témoignages (Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, traveling exhibition) and Afterimage, an exploration of art works by Canadian women born near or after the end of World War II (Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre). expand

    Lerner’s publications include the edited volume Afterimage: Evocations of the Holocaust in Contemporary Canadian Arts / Littérature/Rémanences: Evocations de l’Holocauste dans les arts et littérature canadiens contemporains and essays such as “Sam Borenstein, Artist and Dealer:The Polemics of Post-Holocaust Jewish Cultural Identity,” “The Aron Museum at Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Montreal,” and with Suzanne Rackover, “Jews in Canadian Art.” Her course offerings have included “The City of Jerusalem: Ideas and Images,” “Curatorial Practice: Global and World Art Studies,” “Hate, Violence and Genocide in North American Art and Theory” and “Canadian Artists of Eastern European Origin from World War II to the Present.” A pedagogical commitment to student web publishing guides Lerner’s teaching and the development of websites such as the Jerusalem Art History Journal: An Undergraduate eJournal/Histoire de l’art à Jérusalem : cyberrevue étudiante de premier cycle, Public Art as Social Intervention: But Now I Have to Speak – Testimonies of Trauma and Resilience,Canadian Artists of Eastern European Origin, Global Engagements in Contemporary Canadian Art: Thirty-Nine Exhibition Essays and Fifty-Five Artists/ Art contemporain canadien et mobilisation universelle : trente-neuf textes d’exposition; cinquante-cinq artistes and Envisioning Virtual Exhibitions. 

     

  • Elena Razlogova

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    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.

  • Ronald Rudin

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    Ronald Rudin is a Trudeau Foundation Fellow and Professor of History at Concordia University. The author of six books and producer of two documentary films, he is a public historian who has long had an interest in how the larger population comes to understand the past. This focus is particularly evident in his book, Remembering and Forgetting in Acadie: A Historian’s Journey through Public Memory; the associated website;expand

    and the documentary film Life After Île Ste-Croix, made in conjunction with Leo Aristimuño and distributed by the National Film Board of Canada. He is also the producer ofRemembering a Memory/Mémoire d’un souvenir, a documentary film that deals with the Celtic Cross on Grosse-Île and explores shifting memories in Quebec of the Irish potato famine of the 1840s. This project, carried out in collaboration with Robert McMahon, is available online in bothEnglish and French.Rudin’s continued interest in the public memory of Acadians is evident in his current research that sits at the intersection of public, cultural and environmental history by exploring both the history and memory of the establishment of Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick, whose creation in 1969 led to the expropriation of over 1200 (mostly Acadian) families. This project has resulted in the creation of the website, Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park/Le retour des voix au parc national Kouchibouguac, which allows visitors to hear stories of former residents by way of 26 video portraits that are embedded in a map of the territory at the time of the expropriation. His book on the subject,Kouchbouguac: Removal, Resistance and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park, is forthcoming.