About The Author

Erin Silver

Erin Silver is an assistant professor in the Department of Art History, Visual Art & Theory at the University of British Columbia. A historian of queer and feminist art, visual culture, performance, and activism, she earned a PhD in Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies from McGill University (2013) and an MA (2009) and BFA (2007) in Art History from Concordia University. Silver has taught at the University of Southern California, the University of Guelph, the University of Toronto, OCAD University, and Concordia University.


She is the co-editor (with Amelia Jones) of Otherwise: Imagining Queer Feminist Art Histories (Manchester University Press, 2016) and co-editor (with taisha paggett) of the winter 2017 issue of C Magazine, “Force,” on intersectional feminisms and movement culture. In 2016–2017, she was the Horizon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Histories of Photography in Canada at Concordia University. She has curated exhibitions at the FOFA Gallery (Concordia University, Montreal), the ArQuives (formerly the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, Toronto), and the Doris McCarthy Gallery (University of Toronto Scarborough).


Silver’s writing has appeared in C Magazine, CAA Reviews, Canadian Art, Ciel Variable, Prefix Photo, Fuse Magazine, Momus, Performance Matters, Visual Resources, and in the volume Narratives Unfolding: National Art Histories in an Unfinished World (ed. Martha Langford, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017), as well as in various exhibition catalogues in the areas of Canadian photography and queer and feminist art. She is an editor of RACAR (Revue d’art canadienne / Canadian Art Review).

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