Researchers

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Kristin Harris Walsh

Kristin Harris Walsh (PhD Folklore, Memorial; MA Dance, York) is an ethnochoreologist, folklorist and dancer whose research focuses on embodying culture through performance. Kristin has recently completed a SSHRC IDG, where she – along with ethnomusicology collaborators Sherry Johnson (York) and Heather Sparling (CBU) –explored antecedent and diasporic percussive dance forms in Canada through examining:…

Roger Dean

Roger Dean is a composer/improviser, and since 2007 a research professor in music cognition and computation at the MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development, Western Sydney University; and austraLYSIS, Sydney/London Roger Dean is a composer/improviser, and since 2007 a research professor in music cognition and computation at the MARCS Institute, Western Sydney University. He…

Sheila Petty

Sheila Petty is professor of media studies at the University of Regina (Canada). She has written extensively on issues of cultural representation, identity and nation in African and African diasporic screen media, and has curated film, television and digital media exhibitions for galleries across Canada. She is author of Contact Zones: Memory, Origin and Discourses…

Kevin McNeilly

Kevin McNeilly teaches Cultural Studies and contemporary literatures in English at the University of British Columbia. He was the UBC site manager as well as the coordinator for the Text and Media research group for the Improvisation, Community and Social Practice research His research focuses on the intersections of improvised music and poetry, on media…

Joel Bakan

Joel Bakan is a professor of law at the University of British Columbia, and an internationally renowned legal scholar and commentator. A former Rhodes Scholar and law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, Bakan has law degrees from Oxford, Dalhousie, and Harvard. His critically acclaimed international hit, The Corporation:…

David Gerhard

David Gerhard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science and an associate member in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Regina. He is founder and director of the Rough Music and Audio Digital Interaction Lab (aRMADILo). Gerhard’s research focuses on computational interaction with information-rich human data such as music, speech, and movement, from analytical,…

Mia Perry

Dr. Mia Perry works in the intersections of performance, philosophy, and pedagogy. From a background that ranges from community theatre in rural Ireland, to training and scholarship in Dublin, Moscow, London, and Vancouver, and theatre practice, teaching, and research in varied contexts in Ireland and Canada, Mia has recently relocated to Scotland. Previous to her…

Stephen McAdams

Stephen McAdams studied music composition and theory with Julia Hansen at De Anza College in California before entering the realm of perceptual psychology (BSc in Psychology, McGill University, 1977; PhD in Hearing and Speech Sciences, Stanford University, 1984). In 1986, he founded the Music Perception and Cognition team at IRCAM, a world-renowned music research centre…

Howard Spring

Dr. Howard Spring is an ethnomusicologist, jazz historian, and jazz guitarist who teaches ethnomusicology and jazz studies at the University of Guelph. He received his BA and MA (1980) at York University in Toronto and received his PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1993). He has published research on the improvisational style of…

Rob Power

Rob Power is an active chamber musician, soloist, improviser, orchestral player, composer, teacher, and instrument builder. He has performed with new music ensembles, folk and rock bands, improv groups, and over twenty Canadian orchestras. Along with performances in Europe, Asia, South America and the United States, he has appeared at festivals across Canada from Whitehorse…