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Student Profile: Alexandra Tsay
Alexandra is a curator interested in interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary art and cultural policy. Alexandra is an alumna of the University of Warwick (UK), where she earned an MA in International Cultural Policy and Management. She was a visiting research fellow at the Central Asia Program at George Washington University.
WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO COME TO SFU?
I like the interdisciplinary nature of my program and the cool vibe of the department.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH AND/OR PROGRAM.
I am interested in the social and political role of contemporary art in transition societies. Previously, the focus of my research was on contemporary art in post-socialist Kazakhstan and artistic expressions that become an important arena for public debates, criticism and inventions of counter-discourses in not so open society. I am also interested in collective memory narratives in contemporary art. At SFU I would like to do a comparative studies of art scenes in transition societies.
WHAT ARE YOU PARTICULARLY ENJOYING ABOUT YOUR STUDIES/RESEARCH AT SFU?
I like people and the opportunity to expand my thinking through reading, doing research, and interacting with people.
HAVE YOU BEEN THE RECIPIENT OF ANY MAJOR OR DONOR FUNDED AWARDS?
Study in Canada Scholarship by Global Affairs Canada