Pamela Lamb is an SSHRC-funded doctoral student in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill University. Her background is broadly interdisciplinary with training in nursing (RN), women’s studies (BA Honours), and media studies (MA). A supervisee of Dr. Claudia Mitchell, she is connected to the Participatory Cultures Lab as a research assistant on the IPaSS-funded project “Networks for Change and Well-being: Girl-led ‘From the Ground Up’ Policy-making to Address Sexual Violence in Canada and South Africa.” She has long been interested in how girls and young women from marginalized communities are challenging normative perceptions and social inequality through art and narrative. Using participatory arts-based methods, her PhD research investigates what happens when we shift our attention from studying structures of power to studying structures of feeling. She examines affect’s possibilities for building social justice alliances in the context of gender and sexual violence.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council ($105,000.00 CAD), 2017-2020
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
Fonds de recherche du Québec Société et culture ($60,000.00 CAD), 2017-2020
Bourse de doctorat (Declined)
McGill University ($25,000.00 CAD), 2016
Graduate Excellence Award
Concordia University ($2,500 CAD), 2012
Graduate Research Bursary
Concordia University ($4,000 CAD), 2011
Daniel Feist Memorial Scholarship
Concordia University, 2010
SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
Lamb, P. (Invited). From micropolitics to politics of the virtual: On the affective possibilities of participatory arts-based work by girls and young women. In C. Mitchell, & R. Moletsane (Eds.), Young people engaging with the arts and visual practices to address sexual violence. Rotterdam: Sense.
Lamb, P., & Mitchell, C. (Invited). Can pictures change pictures? Visual researchers look back and look beyond to study youth-produced images. In C. Mitchell, & R. Moletsane (Eds.), Young people engaging with the arts and visual practices to address sexual violence. Rotterdam: Sense.
Lamb, P. (2017). Conference report: Framing/reframing: Visual sociology, Goffman & the everyday 35th International Visual Sociology Conference. Educational Research for Social Change, 6(2), 136-141.
Hart, L., Cader, J., & Lamb, P. (2017). Networked technologies as sites and means of nonviolence: Interdisciplinary perspectives. Girlhood Studies, 10(2), 62-79.
Lamb, P., & Mitchell, C. (2017, June 16-22). Pictures changing pictures: Visual researchers reflecting on the role of images in community and policy dialogue. International Visual Studies Association Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
Lamb, P. (2017, June 16-22). Participatory visual methods to address HIV/AIDS. International Visual Studies Association Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
Lamb, P. (2017, May 29-June 1). Queering girlhood studies through dance and digital citizenship. Canadian Sociological Association Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Lamb, P. (2017, May 27-31). What difference does this make? Participatory arts-based research and the politics of engagement. Canadian Society for the Study of Education conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON.
Lamb, P. (2016, October 15). Plenary or protest: Staging practices of micro-activism and intervention art. Paper presented at Artful Inquiry Symposium, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
Lamb, P. (2015). Narrating the archive: A digital oral history of feminist pedagogy, (Unpublished master’s thesis). Concordia University, Montreal, Canada.
Lamb, P. (2013, Spring). On creating a political soundscape: From socio-political to audio-visual transmutation . Transmutations: Performer le printemps Québecois 1(1). Retrieved from: http://transmutations.org/site/on-creating-a-political-soundscape-from-socio-political-to-audio-visual-transmutation/
Lamb, P. (2012, November 10-23). Tunnel thunder . Studio XX, HTMlles 10: Festival of Media Arts and Digital Culture, Montreal, QC.
Lamb, P. (2012, November 16). Tunnel thunder: Exploring an acoustic territory of social unrest. Paper presented at Whose Business is Risk Conference, McGill University, Montreal, QC.
Lamb, P. (2012, November 8). Art, affect and social movements. Paper presented at University on the Streets, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.
Lamb, P. (2012, May 13). Put this on the map: The performative documentary as engaged pedagogy. Paper presented at Come Together: Digital Collaboration Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.