Shelly Rosenblum is Curator of Academic Programs at the UBC Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Shelly received her PhD at Brown University and has taught at Brown, Wesleyan, and The University Of British Columbia. Her research interests include discourses of the Black Atlantic, critical theory, narrative, performativity, and issues in contemporary art and museum theory. Her teaching covers the 17th to the 21st centuries. Shelly's role at the Belkin Art Gallery is to develop programs that increase outreach in both the University and the wider Vancouver community.