Dr. Stéfy McKnight


PI and Director

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Assistant Professor, Carleton University

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Dr. Stéfy McKnight (she/they/elle) is a white settler femme of centre (foc) and queer artist-scholar based in Katarokwi/Kingston, on traditional Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory. They are an Assistant Professor in the Bachelor of Media Production and Design at Carleton University, and Director and founder of PROTOHYVE: Centre for Innovative Research-Creation in so called Canada. Stéfy’s research examines research-creation as a methodology for knowledge production and fact-based storytelling in so called Canada. Their scholarly work takes the form of performance, multi-media interventions, online curatorial projects, 3D printing, installation, video, and live streaming. Their research-creation has been exhibited at the Stratford Gallery (Stratford); Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre (Kingston); Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts (Kingston); White Water Gallery (North Bay) and others. In 2017, Stéfy founded the University Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Research-Creation Caucus, who meet annually to discuss the ongoing trends, work, and movements in the field.