Apr 3 - Perspectives as New Faculty Members

Join several SFU faculty members on April 3rd to learn about some of their insights on their experience as semi-new faculty members in the SIAT program and their past experiences in the academic job market.


Dr. Gabriela Aceves Sepúlveda is an interdisciplinary media artist and cultural historian with a research focus in Latin American media art history. She is an Assistant Professor in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University where she leads cMAS (criticalMediaArtsStudio.com). cMAS is an interdisciplinary research studio that produces work that interrogates how old and new technologies have and continue to shape our sense of self through a theoretical lens informed by media archaeology and feminist theory.

She writes on Latin American feminist media, post-war artists networks and cultural patrimony. Her articles appear on several edited volumes and on The Feminist Media Histories Journal, Media-N; The Journal of the New Media Caucus, Platform: Journal of Media and Communication, and Artelogie: Recherches sur les arts, le patrimoine et la littérature de l’Amérique latine. Her award-winning research on the role of feminism(s) in the development of Mexico’s mediascapes after 1968 is published by University of Nebraska Press. Currently, she is researching the impact of digital technologies on the archival practices of female activists and artists across the Americas, and investigating the practices of women working at the intersections of art and technology in Latin America with a specific interest in interactive art and electroacoustic music. Her multimedia installations combining video and performance have been exhibited in Canada, Mexico, India, and Chile, and most recently her work was shown in Paris in the Computer Art Congress.


For more information visit: http://criticalmediartstudio.com/
Her new book Woman Made Visible is available at University of Nebraska Press https://www.nebraskapress.unl.edu/university-of-nebraska-press/9781496202031/


William Odom is an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Arts + Technology at Simon Fraser University. His research is at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and design. He leads a range of projects focusing on designing for slowness and temporality, the internet of things, and developing methods to advance the practice of Research through Design. He commonly publishes his research at venues for HCI research including ACM CHI, DIS, Ubicomp, and CSCW where it has received seven best paper awards and six best paper honourable mention awards. He is also co-recipient of an International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America He holds a Ph.D. in HCI from Carnegie Mellon University, and was previously a Banting Fellow and Fulbright Scholar. In 2018, he received the SFU FCAT’s emerging researcher award for demonstrated excellence in early career research.