Natalie S. Loveless teaches in the department of Art and Design (History of Art, Design, and Visual Culture) at the University of Alberta, Canada, where she also directs the Research-Creation and Social Justice CoLABoratory ( funded by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS).  Her forthcoming book, How to Make Art at the End of the World: A Manifesto for Research-Creation (Duke University Press), examines debates surrounding research-creation and its institutionalization, paying particular attention to what it means – and why it matters –  to make and teach art research-creationally in the North American university today. In fall 2018 she will begin a visiting professorship at Concordia University (Montreal) at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture (CISSC), and she is currently co-lead of Speculative Energy Futures, a multi-year project that is part of the Just Powers initiative led by Dr. Sheena Wilson and funded in part by the Future Energy Systems CFREF and a SSHRC Insight grant (