PhDs Go Public, Event 4: Art and Resistance

Date & Time

Monday, 09 April 2018


Peter Kaye Room, Vancouver Public Library

Offered by


Registration Closed / Past Event


How can art and research into art contribute to social change? In the fourth event of the 2018 PhDs Go Public Research Talk Series, join us as four doctoral students from UBC’s Public Scholars Initiative have seven minutes each to talk about their research to bring about positive change through art.

Guest Speaker:

Pilar Riaño-Alcalá, Professor at the Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice Institute, UBC.


Katrina Dunn (Theatre and Film) explores how large-scale theatrical sites in Vancouver’s downtown have reflected the economic flows of capital and property in the city since 1950;

Sonia Medel (Educational Studies) studies racialized and minoritized women dancers, unpacking the complex and diverse choreographies and relationships of dance that these women engage in, and how their experiences can inform multiculturalism and policy (re)visioning;

Colleen Lanki (Theatre and Film) focuses on the theatre practice of contemporary female Japanese playwright and director KISHIDA Rio (1946-2003);

Sarah Shamash (Interdisciplinary Studies) is exploring cinema’s potential to transform public consciousness on Indigenous representations, struggles, and cosmopolitics through a cinema of self-representation.