Casey is a PhD student in the Visual Culture stream. His research is centred primarily in critical heritage and museum studies, focusing on ethical curatorial practices around the representation, conservation and repatriation of human remains in museum collections. His MA research explored conflicting notions of heritage value for the remains of Irish migrant labourers who built the Rideau Canal, a Canadian National Historic Site and UNESCO World Heritage Site in Ottawa, Ontario.
Casey is originally from Castlegar, British Columbia. He holds a BA in Anthropology and Archaeology from Simon Fraser University, as well as a MA in Canadian Studies and a graduate diploma in Curatorial Studies from Carleton University. He also works for the Ottawa Museum Network coordinating special initiatives and professional development opportunities for museum staff in Ottawa’s community museums.