MA Students

nryan@yorku.ca
After transferring from Capilano University in Vancouver B.C.,n-ryan I graduated with a BA in Anthropology from York University. Through my encounters in travel and specific topics in anthropology, I have become fascinated with visual culture and religion. I am particularly interested in a set of Virgin Mary representations known as the Black Madonnas. In my Masters research I will focus on a few Black Madonnas found in Europe and Mexico. I would like to gather local narratives of miraculous and visionary encounters, and consider the affective dimensions of these experiences. I will also explore how these stories are reinterpreted and reshaped as they get taken up in popular culture and other contemporary forms.