Cathie Sutton

Contract Lecturer

B.A. (Hons.), University of Toronto

M.A. Anthropology, Columbia University

M.A. Art History/Visual Culture, York University

PhD Social Anthropology, York University

Phone: 416-979-5000

Ex. 6443


KHS 159 E


I am an anthropologist and my teaching focuses on material and visual culture, Indigenous Peoples of the Northeast and settler-colonial relations. I have taught courses that include the topics of western and non-western fashion systems, and colonialism and dress. Over the last 25 years I have worked with collections at many institutions including the ROM, the AGO, and the Bata Shoe Museum, as well as archives in Canada, the U.S. and Great Britain. 

Recent Professional Projects

I am currently working on a curatorial project entitled 'Disinter: Clearing the Landscape of Sites and Symbols'. This exhibition explores the culture of 'digging up' southern Ontario in the early nineteenth-century. 

Publications & Exhibitions

Curator, Mobile Story-Telling Centre exhibition with OCADU ED students (Dec. 2015)

“Taché’s Explorations in Huronia”: in Julien Goyette and Claude La Charité (eds), Joseph-Charles Taché Polygraphe, (Laval University Press, 2013)

Clara Thomas Archives and Special Collections, York University Kent Haworth Archival Research Fellow (2011-2012)

Art Gallery of Ontario
Research Assistant to Senior Curator Canadian Collection (December 2006-Sept 2007) 

Program Streams: 

Fashion Design