History of Art Graduate Department of Art

Kaja Jørgensen


Email: kaja.jorgensen@mail.utoronto.ca

Supervisor: Elizabeth Harney

Areas of Academic Interest
  • Early photography in Africa
  • Textile and design history
  • Global modernisms
  • Cosmopolitanism
  • Indian Ocean history and culture
  • Material culture of East Africa
  • Colonialism and postcolonialism
Current Research
  • My doctoral work focuses on the intersection of the global textile trade, fashion, and photography around the turn of the nineteenth century in Mombasa, Kenya. I am particularly interested in the visual regimes produced through consumerism, translation, and the new subjectivities that emerged as a result.
  • MA Art History, University of Toronto, 2015
  • MA Design History, OCAD University, 2014
  • BA Design, Ryerson University School of Fashion, 2010

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