With a background in Fine Arts and Archival Studies, Cassandra is fueled by her passion for the arts and its role in the world. Her background coupled with her certification as a Death Doula, has led her to her PhD in Cultural Heritage at the University of Toronto, where her research in “Dark” archives and collections in museums, their curation, and their history, has allowed her to research and educate about death and dying through an arts, information, sociological, political, and historical lens. Cassandra finds it important to focus on material culture and sites of history, death, and memorialization to not only educate on history and the past, but to educate on life and the present, and how they subsequently inform each other.
Cassandra D’Amico-MazzaSupervisor: Seamus Ross , Program: Cultural Heritage concentration
Film History, Aesthetics, and Culture; Media Cultures; Art History; Museology; Archives; Material Culture; Death Studies and The Death Positive Movement
MISt (Masters of Information Studies)-McGill University
MA (Master of Arts-Film Studies)-Carleton University
BFA (Honours Film Studies)-Concordia University
Committees or Affiliations
Douglas College – Certificate-End-Of-Life Doula