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Felicity T. C. Hamer

PhD Candidate and Public Scholar, Communication Studies, Concordia University

Felicity Tsering Chödron Hamer is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Communication Studies. She has a background in photography (Dawson Institute of Photography DEC) and holds both a BFA and MA in Art History from Concordia University. She is a Montreal-born recording and performing vocalist, songwriter and mother of two.

Felicity explores the relationship between photography-based media and remembrance. Her doctoral research has been supported by scholarships from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture (FRQSC) and Concordia University. In 2020 she was awarded both Concordia’s Stand-Out Graduate Research Award and FRQSC’s Relève étoile Paul-Gerin-Lajoie Award for her book "Parental Grief and Photographic Remembrance: A Historical Account of Undying Love." Bingley: UK, Emerald Publishing.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate and Public Scholar, Concordia University

Education

  • 2015 
    Concordia University, MA Art History
  • 2012 
    Concordia University, BFA Art History
  • 1999 
    Dawson Institute of Photography, 3yr Professional Photography Program

Publications

  • 2021
    “Opinion: The pandemic may have changed funerals forever.” , Montreal Gazette, June 21, 2021. https://montrealgazette.com/opinion/opinion-the-pandemic-may-have-changed-funerals-forever
  • 2020
    “Keeper of the Hearth / Picturing Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph (review).", History of Photography Journal, (forthcoming issue, 2020). DOI: 10.1080/03087298.2020.1846894
  • 2020
    Parental Grief and photographic Remembrance: A Historic Account of Undying Love., Bingley: UK, Emerald Publishing. (February 2020).
  • 2019
    “Communion of Shadows (review).”, Material Religion, vol. 15, no. 3, (March 2019), 384-387. DOI: 10.1080/17432200.2019.1572367
  • 2018
    “Mrs. Helen F. Stuart and Hannah F. Green: the original spirit photographer.” , History of Photography Journal, vol. 42, no. 2 (September 2018), 146-167. doi: 10.1080/03087298.2018.1498491

Grants and Contracts

  • 2021
    Public Scholar
    Role:
    Public Scholar
    Funding Source:
    Concordia University
  • 2020
    Concordia Stand-Out Graduate Research Award
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    Concordia University
  • 2020
    Relève étoile Paul-Gerin-Lajoie Award
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    FRQSC
  • 2019
    Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council
    Role:
    PhD Candidate
    Funding Source:
    SSHRC
  • 2016
    Fonds de recherche du Québec - Société et culture
    Role:
    PhD Student
    Funding Source:
    FQRSC
  • 2015
    Faculty of Arts and Science Fellowship
    Role:
    PhD Student
    Funding Source:
    Concordia University