May Chew

Post-Doctoral Fellow

May Chew received her Doctorate in Cultural Studies from Queen’s, where her research examined the uses of interactive and immersive technologies in diverse museological sites across the country, and how these facilitate the material practice of nation and cultural citizenship. She currently holds a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Urban Public Space at York, where her work centres on the roles of public art and community engagement in urban revitalization. She collaborates on Houses on Pengarth, a large-scale research creation project centred on developing a socially-engaged, experimental art lab in Toronto’s Lawrence Heights community. May has taught in the areas of culture and technology, multiculturalism and Canadian cinema. Her work appears in the recent anthology, Material Cultures in Canada (2015). She holds an MA in Communication and Culture (York and Ryerson), and a BFA in Film Production (York).