Teaching | Enseignement

CMNS 230 The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context
School of Communication, Simon Fraser University
Limited-Term Lecturer

Spring 2021 semester

What do we mean when we talk about the ‘cultural industries’ today? This lecture-based course explores the business structure and economics of the cultural sectors, the regulatory and policy frameworks, and their social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to develop, compare and contrast at least two sectors from the audio, print or visual industries. While the primary focus is on the Canadian case, students will be encouraged to look at other countries. Overriding themes explore the following: relationships between public and private sectors; independent and commercial creators; rights of creators versus distributors; specialty and general media; indigenous and global contents. 

FPA 319W / CA 319W Critical Writing for the Arts
School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University
Sessional Instructor

Co-taught with Lauren Marsden
Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2018, and Fall 2018 semesters

A seminar course providing students with the opportunity to develop critical writing and editing skills across a range of formats. The coursework is designed to allow students to write within their own field of interest, be it curatorial, dance, theatre, music, film or visual arts, and involves short projects akin to real-world writing opportunities for artists and cultural workers.

FPA 269/369 Methods and Concepts: Action and Interaction
School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University
Sessional Instructor

Spring 2013 semester

A visual arts studio course in which the performative is examined as medium and mode of contemporary visual art production. Students experiment with methodologies of performance and participatory aesthetics in a visual arts context, including live and mediated performance, multi-media production, expanded notions of performative production in the visual arts, and relational action.

FPA 314 Readings in the History of Art and Culture: Artists & the Institution
School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University
Sessional Instructor

Fall 2012 semester

A seminar course investigating the historical context for the development of self-organization in the arts through a study of Institutional Critique, its historical development as an artistic movement and its contemporary applications.Students are introduced to notions such as: economic sustainability and artistic autonomy, arts funding in Canada, organizational models in the arts, artist-run culture, and collectivism in artistic practice.