Erin Sutherland, PhD, MA, BA (hon), BA

Assistant Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities

Contact

Assistant Professor, Augustana - Fine Arts & Humanities
Email
elsuther@ualberta.ca

Overview

About

Image Cred: Kîhtwâm by Tiffany Shaw-Collinge. Image by Blaine Campbell

The photo is of an installation piece I curated in February 2018 by Tiffany Shaw-Collinge. It is on view currently at Augustana Library


Research

My research  interests include Indigenous contemporary art, Canadian art, performance art, curatorial practice and methodology and museum and curatorial studies. I have a practice-based research program in which I curate exhibitions of Indigenous and non-Indigenous contemporary art. I also work as an independent curator and am a core member of Ociciwan Contemporary Art Collective, based in Edmonton. 


Teaching

I love to teach hands-on style courses and currently am working with students to tan hides to make leather in my AUIND 240 course. I teach classes in Art History, Indigenous Studies and Cultural Studies. All of my courses are based in visual culture and allow for students to be creative in the ways that they show their knowledge.

Courses

AUART 260 - Selected Topics in Art History

Selected topics in Art History possibly, but not necessarily, linked to a course that would later visit sites of art and visual culture.

Fall Term 2020
AUART 261 - Selected Topics in Art History

Selected topics in Art History possibly, but not necessarily, linked to a course that would later visit sites of art and visual culture.

Winter Term 2021
AUIND 101 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies

An introduction to the discipline of Indigenous Studies covering indigenous methodologies and theory through the lens of contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal peoples in Canada and attempts to rectify these issues. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIND 101 and AUIND 201.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
AUIND 201 - Introduction to Indigenous Studies

An introduction to the discipline of Indigenous Studies covering indigenous methodologies and theory through the lens of contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal peoples in Canada and attempts to rectify these issues. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of AUIND 101 and AUIND 201.

Fall Term 2020 Winter Term 2021
AUIND 240 - Introduction to Indigenous Cultural Production

This class will introduce students to the projects of colonization, settler-colonialism, decolonization, indigenization and sovereignty through a discussion of various creative practices by Indigenous peoples and communities. While engaging Indigenous methodologies, students will gain an understanding about the role of creative practices to address the ongoing impact of settler colonialism, assert sovereignty, resilience and the revitalization of cultures, and invigorate innovative creative communities. Prerequisites: AUIND 101 or 201.

Fall Term 2020

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