FIMS Profile

Amy J. Freier

North Campus Building Room 440
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
afreier@uwo.ca
As a researcher, I focus on how human rights and genocide are represented in media broadly, and museums specifically. In my dissertation, I argue that exhibitions and the language of curation are integral to the contemporary theorization of human dignity. Using case studies dating from the 1920s, I position human dignity between technological reproduction and laws/declarations as technological desires. I hold a B.A. (Hons) in English (Manitoba) and an M.A. in Cultural Studies (Queen's); having an interdisciplinary background has foregrounded and shaped my ability to engage with museums as multifaceted spaces and participate in debates concerning human rights, technology, and knowledge production.