Siobhan Angus is an art historian, curator, and organizer. Specializing in the history of photography and the environmental humanities, her current research explores the visual culture of resource extraction with a focus on materiality, perceptions of nature, and environmental justice. Her scholarship also engages with the history of capitalism and labor, settler colonial studies, temporality and scale in the geological turn, and the relationship between art, science, and industry. Her book, Camera Geologica, is forthcoming with Duke University Press. At the heart of her research program lies an intellectual and political commitment to environmental, economic, and social justice.
Angus is an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Carleton University.
Prior to joining Carleton University, she was the Banting Postdoctoral Fellow in the History of Art at Yale University. She holds a Ph.D. in Art History and Visual Culture from York University where her dissertation was awarded the Governor General’s Gold Medal. Her research has been published or is forthcoming in Environmental Humanities, Panorama: Journal of the Association of Historians of American Art, Radical History Review, GeoHumanities, Capitalism and the Camera (Verso, 2021) and October.
She has worked on major exhibitions of modern and contemporary art at the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Museum at the University of Toronto, the Workers Arts and Heritage Center, and Sotheby’s. Angus is on the steering committee for Yale Environmental Humanities program, a co-editor of The Goose: A Journal of Arts, Environment and Culture, a board member of the Workers Arts and Heritage Center (WAHC), and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC) where she is part of the Anti-Racism and Equity Working Group. Her research has been supported by the American Philosophical Society, the Council for Canadian American Relations, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the Social Sciences and Research Council of Canada, the Science History Institute, the Paul Mellon Centre, and the Yale Center for British Art. She lives and organizes in Ottawa, ON.
siobhan.angus [@] carleton.ca or @SiobhanAngus