Research Associates

Research Associates participate in the intellectual and creative life of Sensorium, submit and administer grants through the Centre, and/or are active in a research cluster, and in organizing workshops and conferences.

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David Gelb

Associate Professor; Chair, Department of Design

David Gelb’s research explores the potential of technology and pedagogical experimentation with a focus on ethical interfaces, artifact collaboration and building design knowledge.


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John Greyson

Associate Professor, Film Production

John Greyson is a filmmaker, video artist, writer and activist whose productions have won accolades at festivals around the world. The recipient of the Toronto Arts Award for Film/Video and Bell Canada Video Art Award, his feature productions include the “documentary-opera” Fig Trees (2009), Proteus (2003), The Law of Enclosures (2000), the docudrama Uncut (1997), Lilies (1996) and AIDS musical Zero Patience (1993).


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Jan Hadlaw

Associate Professor, Design; Graduate Program Director, Communication & Culture

Jan Hadlaw’s work spans design studies, history of technology, and media history. Her research focuses on the material and visual histories of modern technologies, and on the roles played by their design and representation in shaping the experiences and practices of modernity.


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Amy Hillis

Assistant Professor, Department of Music

As a music scholar and arts educator, Amy pursues projects which build relationships inside and outside the concert hall. She is the founding member and manager of the prairie-based Horizon String Quartet with whom she presents concert tours of interactive performances for schools across western Canada. 


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Mark-David Hosale

Associate Professor; Chair, Computational Arts

Mark-David’s work explores the boundaries between the virtual and the physical world. His practice is varied, spanning from performance (music and theatre) to public and gallery-based art.


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Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston

Graduate Program Director, Theatre and Performance Studies; Associate Professor of Theatre

Magdalena Kazubowski-Houston is an anthropologist, performance theorist, theatre director and playwright. She is Associate Professor of Theatre and has graduate appointments in Theatre & Performance Studies and Social Anthropology at York University.


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Katherine Knight

Associate Professor, Visual Art & Art History

Katherine Knight’s research and creative work explores the intersection of private and public experience through landscape-based approaches using the still and moving image, often incorporating text and archival material. The recipient of the Canada Council’s Duke and Duchess of York Prize in Photography, she has exhibited her photo media works extensively across North America.


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Laura Levin

Associate Professor, Theatre; Associate Dean Research, AMPD

Laura Levin is Associate Professor of Theatre & Performance Studies and Associate Dean, Research in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design. Her research focuses on site-specific, immersive, and urban intervention performance; performing gender and sexuality; activist and political performance; performance, human rights, and environmental justice; intermedial and digital performance; research-creation methodologies; and performance theory.


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