Pam Hall

What Can ART Know and Where? Making (art) WORK in the Margins

Supervisors: Dr. Barb Neis, Sociology; Dr. Jennifer Dyer, Humanities; Dr. Diane Tye, Folklore; Dr. Rosemary Omer, History, UVIC.

Program Milestones: Awarded a "Pass with Distinction" on her PhD Comprehensive Examination (March 2011); recipient of an SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2011-2013)

Research: Pam Hall is a visual artist, film-maker, designer and writer, whose work has been exhibited across Canada and internationally, and is represented in many corporate, private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada. Her creative practice is interdisciplinary and includes site-specific installation in and out of formal gallery settings, image and text, performance, video, and community-engaged work exploring the fisheries, the body, female labour, place, and the notion of home. She was the inaugural Artist-in-Residence in the Faculty of Medicine at Memorial University from 1997-1999, is an award-winning film designer and children's book illustrator. She has been teaching graduate students from across North America since 1998 as a senior faculty member in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program at Goddard College in Vermont. She lives and works in St. John's where she is currently pursuing her Interdisciplinary PhD at Memorial University in art as a knowledge practice which can penetrate boundaries, enable dialogue, and re-empower multiple marginalised ways of knowing. For further information on Hall's work, visit

Discipline: Visual and Material Culture, Sociology, Geography, Humanities