Research Associates

Position

Stacey Bliss

Stacey Bliss, PhD (Education: Language, Culture and Teaching, York University, Canada) is an imaginative (auto)ethnographer, sound collaborator, and Gong teacher/student/performer. As a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow in the Faculty of Media, Art, and Performance at the University of Regina, 2019-2021, she is creating a sonic ethnography with Gong master-teachers and exploring possibilities of what she calls…

Jessica Bissett Perea

Jessica Bissett Perea is an interdisciplinary scholar whose work intersects the larger fields of Native American & Indigenous Studies (NAIS) and Music & Sound Studies. She specializes in Critical NAIS approaches to performance, media, and improvisation studies, and histories of Indigenous arts and activism in North Pacific and Circumpolar Arctic communities. Her research, teaching, and service priorities…

Christopher Haworth

Christopher Haworth is a Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century Musical Studies at University of Birmingham. His research interests include experimental and ‘underground’ musics, electroacoustic and computer music, and media art, which he researches using a mixture of ethnographic, historical and theoretical modes of inquiry. His current research project focuses on the musical uses of…

I-Ying Wu

I-Ying Wu is an improvisation practitioner and researcher. She was awarded her MA from the National Taiwan University of the Arts in 2006 and a PhD in the performing arts from the University of Northampton, UK in 2014. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the Improvisation Studies Centre based in the Faculty of Media, Art…

Tracey Nicholls

Tracey Nicholls is an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Peace Studies at Soka University in Hachioji (Tokyo, Japan), where she teaches peace studies and gender studies. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy from McGill University (2006), and was subsequently a postdoctoral fellow at the Centre de Recherche en Éthique de l’Université de…

Lauren Michelle Levesque

Lauren Michelle Levesque is an assistant professor with the Providence School of Transformative Leadership and Spirituality at Saint Paul University, Ottawa, ON. Her research interests include arts-based research, engaged scholarship, musical performance and nonviolent social change. She was a 2013-2014 postdoctoral fellowship with the Improvisation, Community and Social Practice Project.

Dolleen Tisawii’ashii Manning

Biography coming soon.

Sara Ramshaw

Sara Ramshaw was appointed Associate Professor at the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2017 following previous appointments at the University of Exeter (England) and Queen’s University Belfast (Northern Ireland). After receiving her B.A. (Hons) from the University of Toronto, Sara obtained both a LL.B. and a LL.M. from the University of British Columbia.…

Tracy McMullen

Saxophonist Tracy McMullen is an Associate Professor of Music at Bowdoin College. Her book, Haunthenticity: Musical Replay and the Fear of the Real, will be released in Spring 2019 on Wesleyan University Press. She can be heard on Cadence, Parma, and Plutonium Records.

Teresa Connors

Teresa Connors is active as a creative coder, audiovisual installation and interdisciplinary artist. Her works have received awards and support, including ICMA Award, Canada Council for the Arts and British Columbia Arts Council, and have been presented at international conferences, film festivals and galleries and published in leading journals. Having recently completed postdoctoral research with…