Meet the team

Professor Christy Anderson

Professor, Associate Chair, Art History; Graduate Faculty, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design

Professor Christy Anderson is Associate Chair and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of Art History (St George Campus); and a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design. She is the author of Inigo Jones and the Classical Tradition (Cambridge 2006) and Renaissance Architecture (Oxford, 2013) as well as several edited volumes on the history of art and architecture. While a faculty member at Yale University she received numerous teaching awards, and her research has been supported by grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Yale University, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Mellon Foundation.

Professor Joseph L. Clarke

Assistant Professor, Art History

Joseph L. Clarke is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History (St George Campus) and the Department of Art (graduate). His teaching focuses on the history of global modern architecture since the eighteenth century, and his scholarship has been particularly concerned with communication and acoustic media in relation to architecture. Clarke is the author of the book Echo’s Chambers: Architecture and the Idea of Acoustic Space (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2021). His current research on sound in open-plan offices is supported by a Connaught New Researcher Award, a SSHRC Insight Grant, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science. Trained as a designer, Clarke previously practiced architecture at Eisenman Architects and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill.

Jessica Mace, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow of Canadian Architecture and Landscapes

Jessica Mace, Ph.D., is the current Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian Architecture and Landscapes in the Department of Art History (St. George Campus) at the University of Toronto. She is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and serves as Secretariat Officer for the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. Her recent publications include the edited volume Notions of Heritage (co-edited with Yujie Zhu, Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2021), the book A Medieval Legacy: The Ongoing Life of Forms in the Built Environment. Essays in Honour of Professor Malcolm Thurlby (Jessica Mace ed., Montréal: Éditions Patrimonium, 2020), Identity on the land: Company towns in Canada, (co-authored with Lucie K. Morisset, Montréal: Éditions Patrimonium, 2020), and the edited volume Heritage Communities (co-edited with Myriam Joannette, Québec: Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2019).

Aline Nayir

Work-study student (Summer 2022)

Aline Nayir is a fourth-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto. She is completing a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in History and Literature and Critical Theory. Aline developed her interest in heritage studies through volunteering and working in her city’s Arts and Culture educational programs for several years. She is interested in pursuing research related to museums, historic sites, and diasporic communities. 

Past work-study students

Catherine Ramey

Past work-study student (Summer 2021) and Department of History MA graduate

Catherine Ramey is an MA student at the University of Toronto in the Department of History. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and a Certificate of Proficiency in the Spanish Language from York University in 2020. She will be starting her Ph.D. in History at the University of Waterloo in September 2021. Her final MA research paper, “Canadian Missionary Education in the Central Angolan Plateau: The Mission of Creating ‘Proper Women,’ 1879-1925,” centres on mission schools in central Angola operated by the predecessors of the United Church of Canada. In particular, she explores the gendering of the missionary education in these mission schools, with a focus on missionary education for girls.

Katrin Zavgorodny-Freedman

Past work-study student (Sept. 2020-Feb. 2021) and Department of Art History MA graduate

Katrin Zavgorodny-Freedman is a former MA student at the University of Toronto in the Department of Art History, and is now a doctoral student at McGill University. She graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in 2019 with a major in Art History and minors in History and Jewish Studies. Her research interests include the study of Modern and Contemporary Architecture in Canada, particularly the mid- to late-twentieth century buildings of Vancouver. Zavgorodny-Freedman is a recipient of a Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

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