Sharon Sliwinski is the creator and editor of the Museum of Dreams, and an associate professor of Information & Media Studies at Western University in Canada. She is the author of Dreaming in Dark Times (2017), Human Rights In Camera (2011), and co-editor, with Shawn Michelle Smith, of Photography and the Optical Unconscious (2017).
Cai Glover is a dancer and choreographer, currently with Cas Public, a dance company based in Montreal. Glover has danced with companies in Vancouver, Atlanta, and Kelowna and has worked with a wide variety of choreographers, including: Henry Daniel, Paras Tarezakis, Josh Beamish, Judith Garay, Vanessa Goodman, Simone Orlando, Lauri Stallings and Gioconda Barbuto.
Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D. is a psychoanalyst and analytic supervisor. She is co-founder and director of the Philadelphia Lacan Group and Associate Faculty, Psychoanalytic Studies Minor, University of Pennsylvania, Honorary Member at the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research in New York City, and Member at Apres-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, New York. Her awarding winning books include: The Puerto Rican Syndrome (2003), Please Select Your Gender (2010), and with Manya Steinkoler, Lacan On Madness (2015) and Lacan, Psychoanalysis and Comedy (2016)
Stephen Mayes is the executive director for the Tim Hetherington Trust. He has worked in the fields of photography, art, and journalism since 1987, serving at the director of several major photography organizations, including Getty Images, Photonica, Eye Storm, VII Photo Agency, and from 2004-2012, served as the secretary to the International Jury of the World Press Photo Awards.
Shawn Michelle Smith is Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of several books including At the Edge of Sight: Photography and the Unseen (2013) and Photography on the Color Line: W. E. B. Du Bois, Race, and Visual Culture.(2004), and co-editor, with Sharon Sliwinski, of Photography and the Optical Unconscious (2017).
Amy Freier is a PhD student at Western University in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. Bringing together the history of curation and the concept of human dignity, her dissertation explores the way the relational properties of museums and exhibits might reframe human dignity as a theory founded on networks and constellations, rather than individual autonomy.
Karyn Sandlos is the Head of Art Education Program in the School of Art & Art History at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is also a practicing artist and curator. Her work focuses on teacher education, curriculum and pedagogy, psychoanalysis and human development, sexuality education and youth media. Together with Scenarios USA, a New York-based youth literacy and film organization, Sandlos developed a visual-arts project for Chicago students.
Melissa Adler is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Information & Media Studies at Western University in Canada. Her research concerns the history of library classifications as they intersect with state and cultural discourses about race and sexuality. She is the author of Cruising the Library: Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge (2017).
Ryan Shuvera is a PhD candidate at the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism at Western University. His research explores sonic sites of resistance and the ways music, and more specifically hip hop, by Indigenous artists challenges listeners to think about issues such as decolonization and Indigenous resurgence.
Aparna Mishra Tarc is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at York University in Toronto. She was formerly an elementary school teacher in the Philippines, Vietnam, and Canada. Mishra Tarc's research focuses on childhoods affected by trauma and war, pedagogies of witness, and the existential significance of literacy. She has recently published a book on the subject Literacy of the Other: Renarrating Humanity (2015).
Noel Glover is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English and Cultural Studies at McMaster University. His research draws from psychoanalytic theories of human development and paradoxes of lived experience for the development of pedagogy. His dissertation examined the lives and creative conflicts of three historical figures—Marie Curie, James Joyce, and Jacques Derrida—and asks what the development of original ideas says about ideas of development
Lucille Angus is a PhD candidate in the faculty of Education at York University in Toronto and an early childhood educator. Her dissertation research brings together phenomenological description and psychoanalytic theory to look at children’s perspectives of their experiences through literature, interviews, and case studies.
Stephen Frosh is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Centre for Psychosocial Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of several books, including Hauntings: Psychoanalysis and Ghostly Transmissions (2013), For and Against Psychoanalysis (2nd ed. 2006), and The Politics of Psychoanalysis: An Introduction to Freudian and Post-Freudian Theory (2nd ed. 1999).
Ian Balfour is professor of English at York University. He is the author of Northrop Frye (1988), The Rhetoric of Romantic Prophecy (2002), as well as numerous essays on Romanticism and literary theory. He co-edited with Atom Egoyan, Subtitles: On the Foreignness of Film, and with Eduardo Cadava, And Justice For All?: The Claims of Human Rights (SAQ) and was the sole editor of Late Derrida (SAQ).