Curriculum Vitæ


Ph.D. Sociology – University of Western Ontario, London, Canada – 2017 (Expected)

  • Dissertation: TBA
  • Areas of focus: higher education, qualitative methods

M.A. Sociology – University of Western Ontario, London, Canada – 2013

  • Dissertation: The University Corporatization Shift: A longitudinal analysis of university admission handbooks
  • Areas of focus: education, life course, classical/contemporary sociological theory, quantitative methods
  • Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

M.A. Photography & Urban Cultures – Goldsmiths College, University of London, London, UK – 2011

  • Dissertation title: in transit | the nightbus project: Liminiality, Frontiers, and Performed Identities on Night Bus Route N21
  • Graduated with Distinction
  • Areas of focus: public transportation, family and photographic albums, reality and documentary photography, and social processes and inequality in urban spaces

B.A. Sociology/English (Bilingual Hons.) – Glendon College, York University, Toronto, Canada – 2010

  • Certificate in the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language
  • Areas of focus: sociology of youth/emerging adulthood, sociology of emotions, qualitative methods, and teaching english as an international language

International Exchange – Roosevelt Academy, Utrecht University, Middelburg, The Netherlands – 2009

  • Areas of focus: sociology of Latin America, globalization, European transitions, consumer society, qualitative methods, life and travel writing, and journalism

French Immersion Program – Université Sainte-Anne, Pointe-de-l’Église, Canada – 2008

  • Intensive French Immersion course at the Intermediate Level

Diploma of Advertising and Graphic Design – Humber College, Toronto, Canada – 2001

  • Areas of focus: web/digital design, typography, and marketing strategies

Research & Academic Interests

  • Commodification/sociology of education
  • Sociology of youth and emerging adulthood
  • Sociology of public transportation
  • Social processes, inequality, and urban spaces
  • Visual sociology

Honours, Awards, & Distinctions

  • Western Graduate Research Scholarship – University of Western Ontario – 2012
  • Goldsmiths College Annual Fund – Goldsmiths College, University of London – 2010
  • Ontario International Education Opportunity Scholarship – Glendon College – 2008
  • Prix d’honneur – Université Sainte Anne – 2008
  • Student Service Award – Glendon College – 2008
  • York International Mobility Award – Glendon College – 2008
  • LeaderShape Institute Participant – LeaderShape Institute/York University – 2008

Group Exhibitions & Photographic Publications

  • City House/Country House’ (People’s Choice Award winner) – Beaux-Arts, Brampton, Canada – 2012
  • Davidson, C. (2011). The Lonely City. InTensions 5.
  • in transit | N21 – the nightbus project’ – Shop 14 Truman Brewery, London, United Kingdom – 2011
  • Davidson, C. (2011) in transit | N21 – the nightbus project. Self-published: London.
  • in | at | through’ (stop-motion video) – Linear House Gallery, London, United Kingdom – 2011
  • Protesting the Protest’ – Museum of London, London, United Kingdom – 2011
  • Consumption/Destruction’ – Revolutions Gallery, Middelburg, The Netherlands – 2009
  • Davidson, C. (2005). New York At Night. Frozen In Time. The International Library of Photography: Owings Mills, MD


  • The City: A (De)Construction’ (with Michaelangelo Yambao) – TUPF, Communication Art, Toronto, Canada – March 15, 2013
  • Photographing the Humans of Toronto’ (with Eugen Kertesz) – TUPF, Norman Felix, Toronto, Canada– March 10, 2013
  • Tech 2.0: Solution or Problem’ – ABEL Summer Institute, York University, Toronto, Canada – August 21-22, 2012
  • Video Blogging: WordPress & YouTube for Teaching and Learning’ (with Lourdes Villamor) – ABEL Summer Institute, York University, Toronto, Canada – August 21-22 2012

Professional & Academic Experience

Research & Technology Assistant/Strategic Marketing & Communication Consultant – Dr. Richard Leblanc – Sept. 2009-Present

  • Social media consulting, planning, and implementation
  • Teaching and tutoring of technology and social media concepts
  • Review and suggest communication approaches for strategic marketing initiatives
  • Website design and maintenance: HTML 5, CSS, PHP, WordPress

Assistant Editor/Web Designer – InTensions Academic E-Journal, York University – May 2008-Present

  • Design of online academic journal
  • Maintenance and best practices implementation for website
  • Idea generation and content/copy editing

Designer/Photographer/Copywriter – Freelance/Self-Employed – Feb. 2000-Present

  • Website design and maintenance: HTML 5, CSS, PHP, WordPress
  • Graphic design of logos, brochures, gift certificates, CDs, and various paraphernalia
  • Copywriting of web sites, brochures, and promotional materials
  • Photography of products, scenes, and people for various materials and occasions
  • Project management, client support, customer service

Teaching Assistant 2nd Year Social Psychology –University of Western Ontario – Sept. 2012-May 2013

  • Evaluate and grade written assignments and record grades
  • Lead and facilitate undergraduate level lectures
  • Schedule and maintain office hours and meet with students
  • Prepare and proctor examinations

Guest Lecturer – Fanshawe College – Nov. 2012

  • Prepare and present a lecture on Globalization for Introduction to Social Science

Communications and Marketing Administrator – ABEL Program, York University – Jan. 2012-Sept. 2012

  • Writing and maintenance of strategic marketing and communications plans and objectives
  • Project management, client liaison, and administrative duties for internal and external programs
  • Statistical analysis of website, social media, and e-newsletter data
  • Social media and e-newsletter designing, planning, and updating
  • Website design and maintenance for program website and external partners
  • Graphic design of various marketing and communications materials
  • Event photography and videography assistance (setup and interviewing)

New Media Coordinator – Student Recruitment, Glendon College – Sept. 2009-Aug. 2010

  • Design and maintenance of event and general webpages, mini websites, and mass emails
  • Graphic design of various print materials
  • Social and new media auditing and planning
  • Member of web redesign committee in charge of site layout, reformation of information architecture (IA), and restructuring of user experience (UX) and user interface (UI) to coincide with a bilingual education environment

Student Web Developer – Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University – June 2009-Sept. 2009

  • Design and implementation of WordPress web site for special research project
  • Recoding and designing of faculty websites, department homepages, and menu templates
  • Website and server management and maintenance
  • Project management, academic support, customer service

English Tutor – Freelance, Middelburg, The Netherlands – Oct. 2008-Feb. 2009

  • English language instruction to an adult Dutch couple
  • Lesson planning and implementation with focus on speech communication and grammar

Assistant Professor – Anglia Network Europe, Middelburg, The Netherlands – Oct. 2008-Jan. 2009

  • Lesson creation and instruction of English to high school students aged 13-15
  • Assist and direct classroom lessons and learning activities

Student Technology Assistant – York University – May 2007-Aug. 2007/July 2008-Aug. 2008

  • Design and implementation of WordPress web site for special research project
  • Website management and maintenance with QuickPlace
  • Project management, client support, customer service

Professor – Instituto Superior Pedagógico Enrique José Varona, Cuba – May 2008

  • Lesson creation and instruction of International English language methods to university students
  • Implementation of both inductive and deductive lessons utilizing micro and macro strategies
  • Practicum as part of the Certificate in the Discipline of Teaching English as an International Language

Student Ambassador/New Media Assistant – Student Recruitment, Glendon College – Sept. 2007-April 2008

  • Promotion and enhancement of Glendon College’s image to prospective students
  • Assist with special recruitment functions and provide campus tours
  • Idea generation and new media production and assistance

Graphic Designer/Writer – Pro Tem (Glendon Student Newspaper) – Sept. 2007-April 2008

  • Design and idea generation for tri-weekly publication
  • Article writing and copy editing

Web/Graphic Designer/Marketing Assistant – The Shoe Company – April 2003-Aug. 2006

  • Redesign and maintenance of company web site and monthly e-newsletter
  • Creation of inhouse brand names, logos, and shoeboxes
  • Design and copywriting of various marketing related brochures, posters, and signage
  • Art direction and photography of products
  • Member of United Way Committee

Volunteer & Leadership Experience

Executive Director/Founder – Toronto Urban Photography Festival – June 2012-Present

  • Organize and plan photography festival involving multiple exhibitions, talks, walks, and workshops
  • Oversight and organization of all board members and volunteers
  • Meeting organization and facilitation, conflict resolution, and communications (meeting minutes)
  • Gallery, presenter, and work selection, curation, and setup
  • Liaison between suppliers, clients, and media
  • Communications and marketing planning and execution
  • Graphic design and production of logos, website, guide, posters, postcards
  • Workshop and photo walk planning and facilitation

Chair/Coordinator – MA PUC Year End Exhibition Committee – Jan. 2011-Oct. 2011

  • Organize and plan year end photography exhibition for 23 participants
  • Setup and bookkeeping of all financials (banking, PayPal, fundraising)
  • Location selection and exhibtion setup
  • Website creation and maintenance, and brochure design
  • Liaison between all suppliers and clients
  • Meeting organization and facilitation as well as conflict resolution

MA Student Representative – Photography and Urban Cultures, Goldsmiths College – Oct. 2010-Sept. 2011

  • Liaise between coordinators, convenors, and students for both PUC program and Sociology department
  • Offer agreeable suggestions and solutions between staff and students

Volunteer Professor/Teacher – Freelance/Glendon College – Sept. 2010-April 2010

  • Lesson creation and instruction of web and graphic design principles
  • Video editing and sound mixing instruction
  • Assist and direct classroom lessons and learning activities

Peer Note Taker – Glendon Career & Counselling – Sept. 2007-April 2008/Sept. 2009-Dec. 2009

  • Take notes in specific subjects for peers with disabilities

Peer Mentor – Glendon Career & Counselling – Sept. 2009-Nov. 2009

  • Guide, offer advice, and inform new students of on-campus resources
  • Act as a role model and encourage participation in university life

Chair/Treasurer/Photographer – PhoRA (Roosevelt Academy Photography Committee) – Sept. 2008-May 2009

  • Photography and post-production editing
  • Plan and participate in Provocations group photography show at Revolution Gallery
  • Organize and plan photography meetings, workshops, and events

Designer/Writer/Editor/Photographer – Tabula Rasa (Roosevelt Academy Newszine) – Sept. 2008-May 2009

  • Redesign the paper into a new format, and set layout and typographic standards
  • Article writing and editing of Arts & Culture and Entertainment sections
  • General idea generation and consulting to editor-in-chief

President/Founder/Activity Coordinator – Glendon Outdoors (GO) – Nov. 2007-May 2008

  • Organize and plan outdoor activities for the student population
  • Most active non-academic campus club

Councillor – Glendon College Student Union – Dec. 2007-April 2008

  • Assist with daily operations and decision making

Skills & Attributes

  • Working/conversational knowledge of French
  • Intermediate/advanced knowledge of Office
  • MAC/PC bilingual in Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver
  • Thorough knowledge of HTML 5, CSS, and WordPress, working knowledge of PHP and Javascript
  • Video editing abilitities including Final Cut Pro, iMovie, and Windows Movie Maker
  • Digital and analogue photography abilities including pre/post production, shoot setup, and restoration
  • Black and white photography darkroom skills (developing and printing)
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Enthusiastic, motivated and innovative
  • Ability to work well within a team or individually in an energetic, multi-tasking work environment