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Kelann Currie-Williams (she/they) is a writer, photo-based artist, and oral historian based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal. She is a SSHRC-funded PhD student in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Concordia University where she specializes in visual culture studies (history, theory, and philosophy of photography), history (oral and public history), cultural studies, and Black Canadian studies. Their current work focuses on the histories of image-making and photographic preservation/archival practices in Black Canada during the late 19th to late 20th centuries.

Kelann holds a master’s in Interdisciplinary Humanities and Fine Arts as well as a BA in Communication Studies (with a minor in Film Studies), both from Concordia University. Kelann is an affiliate of the Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS), member of Post Image cluster (Milieux Institute) and affiliate of the Access in the Making lab (AIM). Her writing has appeared in the Canadian Journal of History, Philosophy of Photography, Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Urban History ReviewQuebec Heritage News, and online.

CV (Updated May 2023)

          a black woman in a yellow coat standing next to a parked bike in front of a store in downtown Montreal. her reflection is seen in the glass windows that she is facing.