photo: prison courtyard, Robben Island, South Africa


LExLex Milton
Director of Technology/Media Facilitator

Lex has BA in Education (UVIC), an MA in Educational Technology (Concordia 2008), and a diverse background in instructional design for emergent learning technologies, multi-media production, and course management systems. He has had several recording and media design studios, trained business, university and college staff in eLearning environments, designed technology workshops and work spaces, developed instructional multi-media resources and experience in media/technology installation for exhibition. He is also an avid musician and proponent of the creative process. Lex moved to Montreal from Vancouver Island where he taught for 10 years as a teacher, performed as a musician and worked as an audio engineer. He is excited to be part of the CEREV team and to apply his skills to this innovative project.


melissacastronimage Melissa Castron 
Administrative Assistant

Melissa Castron is an undergraduate in the Honours History program at Concordia University and has a BFA in Art History (Concordia 2009). She moved from British Columbia to Montreal ten years ago and was inspired to focus her studies on the history of Montreal and develop a broader interest in the history of colonialism and its legacy in Canada, the United States and Latin America.  



Amber Berson
Curatorial Consultant

Amber is passionate about art and its potential for social change. Her current research focuses on art and mourning, museum practises, narrative theory, and vernacular collections. Her Master’s thesis at Concordia University considered how missing and murdered Aboriginal women have been depicted in Canadian art. She works in and with artist run centres and most recently curated several editions of the SIGHT & SOUND festival, the Salon : Data series, the exhibit Département des Nuisances Publiques, and other projects at Eastern Bloc; The Wild Bush Residency at a cottage in Val David, Quebec; In Your Footsteps at the VAV gallery, The Magpies Nest at the Wenger Homestead in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and “We lived on a map…” at the CEREV (Centre for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence) exhibition space. She helped to coordinate the Quebec Quilt Registry, to organize the Guido Molinari painting archive, to research Métis clothing in European collections and generally wants you to let her go through your stuff.


Lauren Ramsay

Lauren is an undergraduate student at Concordia University
completing her BA Honours in Public History. She is primarily interested in developing a practice that merges her interests in oral history, social justice, media and art. In addition, Lauren is passionate about electroacoustic composition and the ways in which personal narrative, memory and space can be explored through sound. She worked as a research assistant under Dr. Erica Lehrer on the production of the exhibition Souvenir, Talisman, Toy at the Seweryn Udziela Ethnographic Museum in Kraków, Poland in June-July 2013.



Center for Ethnographic Research and Exhibition in the Aftermath of Violence