About Us



Sarah Parsons


Associate Professor, Department of Visual Art & Art History, Full Time
Chair, Department of Visual Art & Art History
Director, Graduate Programs in Art History (MA) and Art History & Visual Culture (PhD)

Professor Sarah Parsons' research and teaching span a wide range of studies in contemporary western art history, theory and museum practice, with an emphasis on photographic modes of representation. Her publications focus on modern visual culture, colonial art and pedagogy. As the recipient of a research fellowship in the Prints and Drawings Department at the Art Gallery of Ontario, she researched the provenance of the drawing collection to ensure compliance with the Task Force Report on the Spoliation of Art during the Nazi / WWII era. Her current research explores the role of photography in constructing notions of public and private space. In 2004, she was honoured with York's University-Wide Teaching Award for excellence in teaching.