Monica Patterson

Assistant Professor

Monica Eileen Patterson directs the Curatorial Studies Program and is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture and the program in Childhood and Youth Studies at Carleton University. She holds a doctorate in Anthropology and History and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan. Patterson is coeditor of Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge and Questioning Discipline (University of Michigan Press, 2011). As a curator, scholar, and activist, she is particularly interested in the intersections of memory and violence in postcolonial Africa and Canada, and the ways in which they are represented and engaged in contemporary public spheres.