Dot Tuer is a writer, cultural historian, and Professor of Visual and Cultural Studies at OCAD University who is currently serving as Acting Dean, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences & School of Interdisciplinary Studies. She has published extensively on Canadian and Latin American art from a postcolonial perspective, with a focus on performance, new media, and photography. She also engages in scholarly research on early colonial Latin America and Indigenous-European relations. Tuer holds a PhD in history from the University of Toronto and has received numerous awards for her work, most recently OCADU’s Distinguished Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity Award in 2013. Her current writing and collaborative projects address the relationship of social memory and witnessing to political agency and decolonization.