Carla Rice is Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada specializing in embodiment and subjectivity studies and in arts-based and research creation methodologies. She founded Re•Vision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice as a leading-edge social science Centre at the university with a mandate to use arts-informed/artistic creation and community engaged research methods to foster inclusive communities, well-being, equity, and justice within Canada and beyond.
Over her brief academic career, she has published two books, Gender and Women’s Studies in Canada: Critical Terrain and Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture, and has received numerous awards for advocacy, research, and mentorship. She currently directs nine research grants, representing $5.7 million, 157 researchers, 30 Canadian and five international universities. Most recently, she received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s prestigious Partnership Grant for Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life, which seeks to cultivate disability and non-normative arts over the next 7 years.
As Co-Investigator on the Enacting Critical Disability Commun in Education grant, she promotes and advances innovation in arts-based and research creation methodologies with participant communities through multi-sensory modes of expression/communication and brings a highly skilled artist-tech team to support participants’ activist cultural production.