Sophie Lynch

Black and white image of Sophie Lynch
Cohort Year: 2017
Research Interests: experimental and avant-garde cinema; history and theory of photography; dance and performance; early and silent cinema; cinema & the visual arts
Education: B.A. in Philosophy and Art History, University of Ottawa; M.A. in Art History, McGill University; M.A. in Art History, University of Chicago


Sophie Lynch is a PhD candidate pursuing a joint-degree in the departments of Cinema & Media Studies and Art History studying modern and contemporary art, photography and film from the late 19th century to the present. Following her interests in historical intersections of bodies and technologies and relations between visual representations and belief, her dissertation considers blurred images in works of photography and film from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. She has held curatorial and museum positions at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Smart Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Canada and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Recently, she has curated exhibitions and screenings for the Film Studies Center, the Smart Museum of Art, Vtape and the Art Gallery of Guelph.



  • Doubting Vision: Seeing and Believing, Lecturer, Spring 2023
  • Film and the Moving Image, Lecturer, Autumn 2021
  • Film and the Moving Image, CA, Spring 2021, Professor Kara Keeling
  • History of International Cinema 1: The Silent Era, CA, Autumn 2020, Professor Dan Morgan
  • Photography and Film Writing Intern, Spring 2020, Professor Joel Snyder
  • Agnès Varda, CA, Autumn 2019, Professor Dominique Bluher