MA Students

As well as providing an enriched interdisciplinary context for study, the MA in Comparative Media Arts prepares students for work as curators, cultural programmers, arts administrators, arts writers, and other careers in the arts. It also prepares students for a range of PhDs that study the fine and performing arts.

Hardi Bhila

MA Graduate Student

Negar Ipakchiazimi

MA Graduate Student

Wei Hsin Lee

MA Graduate Student

Rebecca Low

MA Graduate Student

Rebecca Low is a theatre producer and arts administrator from Southern Alberta. She holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Alberta. She has worked with Rifco Arts (UK), Forbidden Theatre (UK), and Fringe Theatre Adventures (Edmonton). In Vancouver she spent five years as Managing Producer of Rumble Theatre, and served as Pi Theatre’s General Manager for three years. She produced the 2014 and 2016 Tremors Festivals (Rumble), the multiple Jessie Award winning “Terminus” (Pi – 2013), and the world premiere of the Jessie and Governor General Award winning “Indian Arm” (Rumble – 2015). She has served on the boards of Vancouver Creative Space Society and Playwrights’ Theatre Centre. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Contemporary Arts from SFU’s School of Contemporary Arts. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and their two young children.

Joseph Malbon

MA Graduate Student

Allison Mander-Wionzek

MA Graduate Student

Allison Mander-Wionzek completed her BA in art history with a minor in fine art at the University of British Columbia in 2010, where she focused on European and North American art from the early modern through contemporary periods and often wrote about disruptions to making created by the emergence of new technologies. She also cultivated a practice in printmaking and installation art, which has since branched into a practice of bookmaking. Upon graduation she was awarded the Malaspina Printmakers’ Residency.  

Since graduating from UBC, Allison has operated as a cultural practitioner and educator in Vancouver. She has formerly functioned as the manager of several private galleries, acted as Director/Curator of a project space called Black & Yellow and functioned as Board President at Access Gallery for two terms. She is particularly interested in supporting the sustainability of non-profit organizations, including artist-run centres and is currently pursuing coaching certification to amplify her impact as a consultant to organizations and an advocate of diversity and inclusion in the creative sector.

More recently, Allison’s research interests have focused on alternative approaches to education. She completed a Graduate Certificate in Educational Technology at UBC and has pursued research in the realm of queering religious exegesis and critically engaging with spiritual institutions as sites of learning.

At SFU Allison is excited to be supported to think across the lines of media as she looks to critically engage with the contemporary moment.

Joshua Marquis

MA Graduate Student

Madison Mayhew

MA Graduate Student

In 2017, Madison Mayhew graduated from Emily Carr University’s Critical and Cultural Practice program with a minor in Social Practice and Community Engagement. Since then, she’s spent time creating and delivering arts programming for elementary school students in East Vancouver, always contextualized in relation to contemporary pedagogical social practice artwork. She also self-publishes a zine project called Horticultural Counterpowers, a collection of art criticism and critical theory essays about how plant life figures, metaphorically and literally, within Marxist conceptions of urban space. She is currently working as Admin Assistant at 221A Artist-Run Centre. Her MA research at SFU will focus on socially-engaged artistic practices and artists' roles within political movements and social change.

Israt Taslim

MA Graduate Student

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