KELANN
CURRIE-WILLIAMS



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PHOTOGRAPHY
   
    row
     haligonia
     uncrown her
     close-ups
     super(i)mposition
     in dialogue
   
 
     17-18
     15-16


DESIGN

      editorial design
      illustrations

      event posters
EDUCATION

2021, Master’s of Art, Individualized Program (Interdisciplinary Humanities in Oral History, Visual Culture, Black Canadian Studies, Archive Studies, and Photography Theory), Concordia University, Montreal.

2018, Bachelor of Arts, Communication Studies (+ Minor in Film Studies), Concordia University, Montreal.


AWARDS/GRANTS

2020 Mitacs Inc. Research Training Award (RTA) 

2019 Concordia University INDI Research Travel Grant

2019 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship Master's (CGS-M)

2018 Concordia Merit Scholarship


PUBLICATIONS (WRITING)

(if you would like PDF copies of any writings listed below, don’t hestitate to contact me and I will send it your way!)


“In the Legacy of Marronage: The Sir George Williams Affair and Acts of Refusal, Protest, and Care.” Special issue on Protests and Pedagogy: Black Studies and the Legacies of the 1969 Sir George Williams Student Protests in Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 42, Eds. Ronald Cummings and Nalini Mohabir. (Forthcoming, 2021).

“Life After Demolition: The Absented Presence of Montreal’s Negro Community Centre.” Special issue on Loss and the City, in Urban History Review 48.2, Eds. Laura Madokoro, Steven High, and Laura Ishiguro (Spring 2021): 56-75.

“Beyond Ontological Autonomy: Finding One’s Self in Relations” in Identity Landscapes: Contemplating Place and the Construction of Self. Ed. Ellyn Lyle. Brill | Sense Publishers, 2020, pp. 174-184. Co-written with Peter Graham, Mindy Carter, and Rena Upitis

“New Pasts, Old Futures: Reimagining the Narrative of Montreal’s Negro Community Centre.” Art, Education, Politics and Poetry at Montreal’s Negro Community Centre, special issue of Quebec Heritage News, edited  by Rod MacLeod, vol. 12, no 1, Fall 2017, pp. 25-27.


PUBLICATIONS (ART)

“Haligonia” in People Department (Issue # 3: “Salt”), April 2021
“Row” in People Department (Issue #2), November 2020
“Super(i)mposition” in People Department (Issue #1), September 2020


OTHER WRITINGS

REVIEW: “The Autism Monologues” (Montreal Fringe), Alt. Theatre Online Magazine, June 21 2018.

REVIEW: “Don’t Read the Comments” (Montreal Fringe), Alt. Theatre Online Magazine, June 26 2018.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Black Life Stories: Working at the Intersections of Oral History and Black Community Archives at Concordia University COHDS, Montreal, QC, 28 October 2020.

“Makers and Keepers: A Life In, Around, and Through Photographs”, COHDS 7th Emerging Scholars Symposium: Oral History, Digital Storytelling, and Creative Practice: Feminist Spatial Stories at Concordia University, Montreal, QC, 5-6 March 2020. 

“In The Legacy of Marronage: Black Intellectual Life and Alternative Ways of Knowing and Being in the University”, Protests and Pedagogy: The Legacies of Caribbean student resistance and the Sir George Williams Affair, Montreal 1969 at Concordia University, Montreal, QC, 9 February 2019.

“Life After Demolition: The Absented Presence of Montreal’s Negro Community Centre”, Loss: A Symposium at McGill University, Montreal, QC, 10 May 2019.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2020, Teaching Assistant, WSDB 291 - Introduction to Contemporary Concerns in Women’s Studies, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University, Montreal

2018, Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, COMS 374 - Communication Media Production: Intermedia II, Department of Communication Studies,Concordia University, Montreal.

2017, Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, COMS 374 - Communication Media Production: Intermedia II, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal.

2016, Teaching Assistant and Lab Instructor, COMS 274 - Communication Media Production: Intermedia I, Department of Communication Studies, Concordia University, Montreal.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2020, Research and Development Project Manager, “Change of Narrative: Recognizing BIPOC Youth”, Concordia University, Montreal.

2019,  Design and Promotional Assistant, Loss: A Symposium, McGill University, Montreal.

2018, Editorial & Circulation Assistant, Alt.theatre magazine, Montreal. 


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

Sights of Feeling, Milieux Institute, Montreal, October 19, 2018.