Sarah E.K. Smith
Ph.D. (Queen's University)
Contemporary visual and material culture, globalization, new media art, curatorial studies, cultural diplomacy, exhibitions and transnational cultural brokering, Canadian and North American studies
Sarah E.K. Smith is a specialist in contemporary visual and material culture, with a specific interest in the relationship between culture, economics and globalization. She received her BFA (Honours with Distinction) in 2006 and MA in Art History in 2008, before obtaining her doctorate in Art History in 2013, all at Queen's University. In 2014, Smith was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Gold Medal. She has worked as an independent curator and also held the position of Curator of Contemporary Art at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre. Notable curatorial projects include: Sorting Daemons: Art, Surveillance Regimes and Social Control (2010), and Conversation Pieces (2008). Smith has published her research widely in academic journals, exhibition catalogues and art periodicals. She is currently a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Centre for International Affairs at Harvard University. Smith is concurrently Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Art History and Art Conservation, as well as in the Cultural Studies Program at Queen's University.