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About Monica E Patterson

Monica Eileen Patterson is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University, where she is also affiliated with the Department of Sociology/Anthropology, the Department of History, and the Institute of African Studies. She holds a doctorate in Anthropology and History and a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Michigan. Patterson is coeditor of Curating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public Places (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge and Questioning Discipline (University of Michigan Press, 2011). As a curator, scholar, and activist, she is particularly interested in the intersections of memory, childhood, and violence in postcolonial Africa, and the ways in which they are represented and engaged in contemporary public spheres.


Present Assistant Professor, Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, Carleton University

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Carleton University
2201 Dunton Tower, 1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada K1S 5B6