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Meet the 2022-23 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellows in the Humanities

January 18, 2023
Photo credits: Mercedes Eng photo by Divya Kaur; Rina Garcia Chua photo by Mehnaz Tabassum; Andy Hoff photo by Jeremy David

The Department of Sociology & Anthropology is honoured to host Andrea Hoff as one of this year's Shadbolt Fellows.  

Simon Fraser University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) is pleased to announce the scholars selected for the 2022-23 Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellowship in the Humanities. This program increases the visibility of the contributions and critical power of the humanities and arts to the university community. It also engages the wider community through publicly involved scholarship and creativity.

Please join us in welcoming the 2022-23 Shadbolt Fellows to SFU at an evening of conversation moderated by SFU English professor and poet Clint Burnham, followed by a Q&A session and catered reception.

The Shadbolt Fellows are renowned writers, artists and scholars, all publicly engaged in championing the arts and pushing disciplinary boundaries through the dynamics of agitation and resilience.

Date: January 27, 2023 (Friday)

Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Venue: 1400 - 1430 Joseph & Rosalie Segal Centre, SFU Harbour Centre, Vancouver

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Andrea/Andy Hoff (she/her) is an interdisciplinary media artist and writer. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate in Language & Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia where she co-creates comics about the future with young people as a way to access agency in the Climate Crisis. Her comics and nonfiction writing have appeared in Broken Pencil, The Tyee, Room Magazine, and Display Canadian Design as well as in exhibitions in Canada, Australia, Germany, and Iceland. Her films and animations have been screened at the Berlinale Talent Campus, FIFA World Cup. Winnipeg Short Film Festival, NYU Film Festival, Quickdraw Animation, and the international collaboration One Day on Earth. She is currently working on a graphic memoir exploring the intersections of neurodiversity, motherhood, and academia and an interactive animation project centred on radical ocean ecologies and cold-water swimming.

As a Shadbolt Fellow in the Arts and Humanities, Andy will be creating a series of linked animations titled, Drawing to Inclusion. Working collaboratively with the community of neurodiverse + disabled students and scholars at SFU, the project asks: What stories of ours are not seen? How are we not visible? And how can our stories offer us a voice within academia, a space to share our experiences with the university and the world?

Drawing to Inclusion looks to extend memoir, and the constructions of ethnography, especially autoethnography, merging them into a simultaneously individual and collective art-making practice. In exploring new possibilities within neurodiversity + disability narratives, this project responds to the lived experiences of self-identified neurodiverse + disabled students and scholars from the SFU community. Upon completion, the animations will be screened through ‘projection mapping’ onto the buildings of the Burnaby and Surrey campuses of Simon Fraser University. Different than the projection of a film onto a surface, ‘projection mapping’—also referred to as video mapping or spatial augmented reality—is a technique used to turn objects, such as buildings, stages, or landscapes, into a display surface for video projection.

You can find more of Andy’s work at