Sharon Sliwinski named to College of New Scholars, Artists and ScientistsProfessor Sharon Sliwinski has been named to the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists for 2017. RSC announced the names of those included in a press release on September 12, 2017.
Professor Sliwinski's research focuses on the intersections of human rights and visual culture, political theory and psychosocial studies, and on questions of sexuality and violence. Her most recent research explores the social and political significance of dream-life.
Western also recognized the achievement in the Western News article "Pair named among emerging scholars."
Recent work from Professor Sliwinski:
Books: Dreaming in Dark Times: Six Exercises in Political Thought (University of Minnesota Press, 2017), and Photography and the Optical Unconscious (Duke University Press, 2017).
Digital Projects: The Museum of Dreams: a collaborative website exploring the social and political significance of dream-life.
The Royal Society of Canada: The Academies of Arts, Humanities and Sciences of Canada:
The Royal Society of Canada began naming members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists in 2014. Collectively, the members of the college examine issues of particular relevance to new scholars, artists and scientists, and work towards RSC's stated mission to "provide intellectual leadership for the betterment of Canada and the world."