Lois Klassen

Postdoctoral Fellow
phone (778) 994-7025

About

My field of research is art in sites of intense ethical demand or human rights violations. I have been studying the way artists intervene or respond to forced and failed migrations, militarized and free-trade border zone cultures, and the damaged environmental ecologies that are often associated with inequities in border regions. I host an on-going art project, Reading the Migration Library, that invites participants to produce small artist books on themes related to human and ecological migration. My research has been enabled by a Fulbright Scholarship with University of Texas in El Paso (2020) and an artist’s residency at Santa Fe Art Institute (2015). As a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), I am researching the impact of artists’ practices (including research-creation methods) on ethics in the development of machine learning technologies. I serve as the parttime coordinator of the research ethics board at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As a member of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) Circle of Experts, I provide consultation on research ethics in research-creation, creative practice and cultural studies. My doctoral studies were completed in the Cultural Studies Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2019).


Lois Klassen

Postdoctoral Fellow
phone (778) 994-7025

My field of research is art in sites of intense ethical demand or human rights violations. I have been studying the way artists intervene or respond to forced and failed migrations, militarized and free-trade border zone cultures, and the damaged environmental ecologies that are often associated with inequities in border regions. I host an on-going art project, Reading the Migration Library, that invites participants to produce small artist books on themes related to human and ecological migration. My research has been enabled by a Fulbright Scholarship with University of Texas in El Paso (2020) and an artist’s residency at Santa Fe Art Institute (2015). As a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), I am researching the impact of artists’ practices (including research-creation methods) on ethics in the development of machine learning technologies. I serve as the parttime coordinator of the research ethics board at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As a member of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) Circle of Experts, I provide consultation on research ethics in research-creation, creative practice and cultural studies. My doctoral studies were completed in the Cultural Studies Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2019).

Lois Klassen

Postdoctoral Fellow

My field of research is art in sites of intense ethical demand or human rights violations. I have been studying the way artists intervene or respond to forced and failed migrations, militarized and free-trade border zone cultures, and the damaged environmental ecologies that are often associated with inequities in border regions. I host an on-going art project, Reading the Migration Library, that invites participants to produce small artist books on themes related to human and ecological migration. My research has been enabled by a Fulbright Scholarship with University of Texas in El Paso (2020) and an artist’s residency at Santa Fe Art Institute (2015). As a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at SFU’s School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT), I am researching the impact of artists’ practices (including research-creation methods) on ethics in the development of machine learning technologies. I serve as the parttime coordinator of the research ethics board at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. As a member of the Canadian Association of Research Ethics Boards (CAREB) Circle of Experts, I provide consultation on research ethics in research-creation, creative practice and cultural studies. My doctoral studies were completed in the Cultural Studies Program, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario (2019).