Visiting Scholars


Théo Lepage-Richer | Website

PhD Student

Théo Lepage-Richer is a PhD student and SSHRC/FRQ-SC Fellow in the Department of Modern Culture and Media at Brown University. His research is broadly concerned with the history and epistemology of machine learning, with a specific focus on the adversarial epistemology underpinning the transformation of neural networks from a functional model of the mind to an operational framework for pattern extraction. For the Spring of 2020, he joins the Digital Democracies Group as a Visiting Research Student.


Giulia Castellano

Master's Student

Giulia Castellano is a Visiting Graduate Research Student at SFU, currently working on her MA thesis. She holds a BA in Linguistic and Intercultural Mediation from Sapienza University of Rome (Italy) and is a MA student in Modern Languages for International Communication at RomaTre University (Italy). She has been an Erasmus exchange student in Kiel (2015) and Munich (2018), Germany. Her focus of research is to question how contemporary self-identity is articulated through social media networks and the extent to which a visual online medium (Instagram) contribute to the construction of subjectivity.

Randi Heinrichs

PhD Student