Alumni kudos!

Kudos to…  Monica Patterson (MSP07) continues to work as Assistant Professor in the Institution of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University. She recently opened the exhibition titled “Children’s Rights in Africa,” curated in collaboration with students from her Fall 2015 Advanced Topics seminar in Child Studies, “The History of ‘the African Child.” Along with fellow MSPer, Erica Lehrer, and colleagues Angela Failler and Heather Igloliorte, the team was awarded a three-year Canadian SSHRC Partnership Development Grant for their project, “Thinking through the Museum: Difficult Knowledge in Public.” The project brings together researchers, curators, artists, and community members seeking new terms of engagement for learning from histories of violence and conflict. Finally, Monica contributed a chapter to the new volume, Curatorial Dreams: Critics Imagine Exhibitions, entitled,  “By and for Children: History and Healing in a Hospital Museum in KwaZulu Natal.”