Student Affiliate

Kelann Currie-Williams is a visual artist, writer, and PhD student in the Humanities Interdisciplinary Program at Concordia University in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal where her research spans the fields of visual culture, oral history, black Canadian studies, and cultural geography. Her doctoral project, “The Aurality of Images: Photographic Life Stories of Black Canada”, focuses on the vernacular photography and image preservation practices taken up by Black Canadians between 1890 and 1990s, as well as the presence of these photographs within personal, community, and institutional photographic archives. Kelann’s creative and critical work has appeared in Urban History Review, the Canadian Journal of History, and Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. Quebec Heritage News, online, and People Department. She is a member of the Post Image cluster (Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology) and the Access in the Making (AIM) lab.