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Marcus
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Marcus is an art historian, writer, and researcher living in Vancouver and Montréal.

He is a PhD student in Communication Studies at McGill University, advised by Dr. Bobby Benedicto. His research focuses on queer theory, space, and temporality broadly.

In 2020, he received his MA in Art History from The University of British Columbia. His thesis explored overlapping queer concepts across contemporary horror film and postwar American art, and was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. He has also been the recipient of the Patsy and David Heffel Award in Art History, the Ian Wallace Award in Art History, and the University of Toronto Master Essay Prize.

From 2020 to 2022, he worked in academic programming with two research clusters at the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. During this time, he helped inaugurate and facilitate Ars Scientiaa residency program for artists and physicists at the Stewart Blusson Quantum Matter Institute. 

 

Marcus' academic work has been published by Cinephile and CineAction among others, and has presented research at McGill University, The University of Victoria, Ontario College of Art and Design, and Carleton University. He has been Editor-in-Chief of SAD Magazine, and Secretary of the Board of Directors at Richmond Art Gallery and Access Gallery.

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