Canada area Editor
Marissa Largo, Independent scholar
Marissa Largo is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) University. She examines the intersections of race, gender, settler colonialism, and Asian diasporic cultural production. Largo earned her PhD in Social Justice Education from OISE, University of Toronto (2018) and is a recipient of the 2019 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans (REAPA) special interest group of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Her forthcoming book, Unsettling Imaginaries (University of Washington Press) examines Filipinx artists who adopt decolonial diaspora aesthetics as counternarratives to the dominant stereotypes that persist in Canada. Her art and curatorial projects have been presented in venues and events across Canada, such as the A Space Gallery (2017 & 2012), Open Gallery of OCAD University (2015), Royal Ontario Museum (2015), WorldPride Toronto (2014), and MAI (Montreal, arts interculturels) (2007). Largo is co-editor of the anthology Diasporic Intimacies: Queer Filipinos and Canadian Imaginaries (Northwestern University Press 2017) and was a guest co-editor of the Beyond Canada 150 special issue of ADVA.