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Elizabeth Parke

Dr. Elizabeth Parke is the Senior Research Associate for Collaborative Digital Research at the University of Toronto, Mississauga where she coordinates the Collaborative Digital Research Space (CDRS) as the physical hub of these activities and works with humanities and social science researchers to build research strength in these areas. She is part of the Office of the V-P Research. Elizabeth is a specialist in contemporary Chinese art and visual culture and previously held postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Toronto (JHI/CLIR) and Media@McGill. Her first book-length manuscript traces the relationships between urban infrastructure, art, and film in Beijing from 1978-2012 and her second major research project examines luxury car culture in Greater China. She's published articles in China Information, The Journal of Chinese Cinema, and most recently, co-edited a special issue with Will Straw for Film Studies. Her DH work focuses on the use of Augmented Reality (AR) and archival photographs to recontextualize performance works in Beijing (1980s-90s) in situ. Additionally, Elizabeth is the lead for faculty consultations on collaborative programming and part of the executive team of the Critical Digital Humanities Initiative (CDHI).

Steering Committee 2021-22

  • Elspeth Brown, Chair of the committee, Professor, Historical Studies
  • Derek Dennis, Assistant Professor, Language Studies
  • Anna Thomas, Assistant Professor, English&Drama
  • Elizabeth Parke, SRA-Collaborative Digital Research