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.

Mark-David Hosale

Associate Professor, 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.


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.


Laura Levin

Director, Sensorium and Associate Professor, Theatre

Laura Levin is a performance theorist whose research focuses on contemporary theatre and performance art, performing gender and sexuality, site-specific and urban performance, and intermediality in performance. She is principal investigator for the Performance Studies (Canada) Project, the first major research study to explore the emergence of performance studies in Canada.


Nina Levitt

Associate Professor, Visual Art & Art History

Nina Levitt works in photography, video, sculpture and interactive technologies. Her practice is primarily concerned with the ways women have been imaged and imagined in popular culture.


Michael Longford

Associate Professor, Computational Arts

Michael Longford is a co-director of the Mobile Media Lab (MML), which comprises an interdisciplinary research team exploring wireless communications, rich media content development for mobile technologies, and locative media practices. He is co-editor of The Wireless Spectrum: The Politics, Practices and Poetics of Mobile Media (2010) and North American editor for the journal Visual Communication published by Sage.


Mary Elizabeth Luka

Research Associate, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow

Mary Elizabeth Luka is a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at York, based at Sensorium in the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, and at the Schulich School of Business. Her creative work and research investigates how artistic, civic and business sectors are networked in the digital age, including her current comparison of sites of cultural collaboration in Canada, the U.S.A, the U.K. and Australia, and ongoing research about recent Canadian media and broadcast policy.


Janine Marchessault

Professor, Cinema & Media Studies; Inaugural Sensorium Director

Janine Marchessault is a professor in Cinema and Media Arts and holds a York Research Chair in Media Art and Social Engagement. Her research has engaged with four areas: the history of large screen media (from multiscreen to Imax to media as architecture and VR); diverse models of public art, festivals, and site specific curation; 21st century moving-image archives and notions of collective memory/history.


Joel Ong

Assistant Professor, Computational Arts

Professor Joel Ong is a media artist whose works connect scientific and artistic approaches to the environment, particularly with respect to sound and physical space.


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