Associate Professor; Chair, Visual Art & Art History
Sarah Parsons is an associate professor and Chair of the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University. Her research focuses on gender, race, and ethics in relation to photography. Parsons is the editor of Photography After Photography: Gender, Genre, and History (Duke, 2017) and co-editor of the international journal, Photography and Culture. Her research on 19th century Canadian photographer William Notman has been published by the Art Canada Institute and the McCord Museum. Other essays have appeared in edited volumes and in the journals, History of Photography, Photography & Culture, and RACAR. Her current research focuses on the interconnected histories of privacy and photography. Her current SSHRC Insight Grant focuses on the interconnected histories of privacy and photography.