I’m an artist and public historian, based in Tio’Tia:Ke (Montréal), inspired by the collective, personal, and autobiographical issues surrounding themes of immigration, nostalgia, identity, memory, and the role of mapping and the imaginary in storytelling and history. I tell and listen to stories with a focus on collaborative and multi-disciplinary work rooted in oral history. I graduated twice from Concordia University with a BFA in Studio Arts and an Italian minor, and a BA in Honours Public History. In 2019, I completed my master’s in Public History at Carleton University. My thesis, « The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal’s Backyards and Schoolyards » was a pop-up archival photo, installation, and oral history exhibit about language, identity, and the Italian community in Montreal post-WWII. Currently, I am teaching at Dawson College in the History and Classics department.
Websites: www.artistorian.com, www.theyellowlineproject.com, www.ciaomtl.com