Arts, culture, media: assistant professor at UTSC
As of July 2018, I hold the position of assistant professor of arts, media and culture management in the Arts Management program at University of Toronto Scarborough campus (UTSC), with a cross-appointment to Faculty of Information graduate studies. I am beyond happy about this appointment. It is both the culmination and full expression of my transition to the academic sphere.
My colleagues at UTSC and the iSchool have already been incredible. Warm welcomes, offers of advice, help and smart, smart work.
When I left CBC ten years ago, I was overjoyed by the work that ArtSpots had accomplished in the previous decade as a collaborative, interactive project and as a network of more than 1,000 professionals, artists, curators, and media makers. I wondered what could possibly top it. And I knew it was time for a big change.
I wondered whether it would be worthwhile to commit to doctoral studies at Concordia in Montreal. And then to postdoctoral studies at Ryerson and York in Toronto, and at U of A in Edmonton. The last nine years have been a blur of rich, challenging and dynamic experiences. My mind has been stretched, opened and blown, so many times. Dozens of new friends and colleagues interested in the most amazing ways to examine and impact and change the world. And hundreds of previous friends and colleagues who have come along for the ride. And, hard to believe, even more rewarding than all that came before it.
Thanks, everyone, for getting me here.
And always, especially, my family, who are so very patient and supportive about all the great things I get to do. Love you all.
[And ps, check out the new iteration of ArtSpots: CBC Arts’ Art Minute series]