Kate Wells is a PhD candidate in Social and Political Thought at York University and holds an MA in Intellectual and Cultural History from Queen Mary, University of London. She has a BA in honors History and English from Colgate University.
Ms. Wells joined the Visible City Project + Archive in May of 2007 as a graduate researcher. Her current research focuses on cultural histories of contested urban spaces, and seeks to challenge and analyze dominant or popular readings of the city through art practice as well as critical theory. Additional projects include an exploration of alternative media, underground communications and resistance movements not only for their political impact but also their resonations in literature and art. Areas and times of research span Renaissance era England, Vietnam War era America, and contemporary Detroit, Michigan.
Ms. Wells has recently published “Ancestral Irrepressible: Marshall McLuhan and the Future of the Archive in Derrida’s Archive Fever” in the Flusser Studies journal. She is a teaching assistant in the Humanities Department at York University where she is currently teaching on Medieval and Renaissance literary history.