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Joia Duskic

Graduate Student

E-mail: joiaduskic@g.ucla.edu Fields of interest: Spatiality in curatorial practices, Educational programming for public exhibitions, "Language-scapes"

Joia Duskic (elle/she/her) is an emerging scholar born in Tiohtià:ke | Mooniyang | Montreal of Montenegrin and Italian descent. She holds a Master of Arts in Art History from Concordia and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History from the same university. Her master’s research, « L’oeuvre Maman de Louise Bourgeois: vecteur de compréhension de la relation entre l’institution muséale et l’espace public » focused on the correlation between public art exhibited in urban environments and the curatorial systems of institutional museums. Having lived in a French Canadian city her whole life, she is eager to begin her doctoral research to question what is the role of public art in the construction of francophone identities in the public spaces of the Americas. She was the Undergraduate Valedictorian at Concordia University in 2021-2022 and is the recipient of the Francine V. Jones Art Conservation Study Award, the R. Bella Rabinovitch Art History Prize and, the Elspeth McConnell Fine Arts Award. Her master’s research was funded by the Conseil de recherches en sciences humaines du Canada while her doctoral studies will be funded by the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et Culture.


  • BFA, Art History, Concordia University, Montréal, Qc
  • MA, Art History, Concordia University, Montréal, Qc

Courses commonly taught

  • Introduction à l’histoire de l’art et l’esthétique, Collégial Sainte-Anne, Montréal, Qc
  • The Originals: Social, Political, and Economic Influences, Collégial Sainte-Anne, Montréal, Qc