tl;dr 
I tell, share, and listen to stories with communities & individuals using my training as a public and oral historian and artist.
 
Currently up to: teaching history at Dawson College, organizing with fellow Italian-Canadians at C.I.A.O., writing an oral history cookbook in collaboration with the Federazione delle associazioni molisane del Québec.

 EDUCATION

  • MA Public History, Carleton University (2019)

  • BA Honours Public History, Concordia University (2017)

  • Exchange Program, History and Political Science, Sciences Po Paris (2014)

  • BFA Studio Arts, Italian minor, Concordia University (2015)

  • DEC Creative Arts, Literature, and Languages, CEGEP Marianopolis College (2010)

RECREATIONAL COURSES

Experimental Ethnographies: Oral History, Remixed, Oral History Summer School (May 2018)

TEACHING

  • Teacher, Department of History, Dawson College, Montreal, QC (June 2019-present)

  • Teacher, "All Over the Map: Imaginary places, phantom islands, and unknown lands", Enrichment Mini-Course, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (May 2019)

  • Teaching Assistant, HIST 1300: The Making of Canada, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (2017-18)

  • History and Culture Special Counsellor, Trevor Williams Kids Foundation, Montreal, QC (May-August 2016)

  • Tutor & Class Aid, Dante Elementary School, English Montreal School Board, Montreal, QC (September 2011-June 2016)

  • Teen Leadership Program Coordinator, Camp Allegria, Leonardo Da Vinci Centre, Montreal, QC (June-August 2015)

  • Art Teacher, 4Cats Art Studio NDG, Montreal, QC (November 2013-June 2014)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. "The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Backyards and Schoolyards." Historical Views, Selections from Quebec Heritage News 2000-2020. Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network: 2020.

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. "Recipes I Learned Over the Phone, Part 1: Nonna Lucia's Italian Birthday Cake" [link], "Recipes I Learned Over the Phone, Part 2: Pasta e rapini" [link], and "In Backyards" [link]. Historians Cooking the Past in the Time of COVID-19. 2020.

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. "The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal's Backyards and Schoolyards." 2019. Quebec Heritage News, Fall 2019: 13-15.

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. 2017. "Scaccia mal'occhio: the petits récits of five local mal'occhio healers." Offstream. Edited by Paola Bernardini, Paolo Frascà, and Sara Galli. Firenze: Franco Cesati Editore, 2019.

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. 2019. “Visualizing the York Minster as Papercraft: First Response.” Epoiesen. [link]

  • Marsillo, Cassandra and Nathalie Picard. "In Podcasts We Trust? A Brief Survey of Canadian Historical Podcasts." 2018. International Public History, 1.2, October 2018. [link]

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. "'Climbing Up the Maple Tree': Black Poetic Activism in Montreal, 1970-1980." 2017. Quebec Heritage News, Winter 2018: 24-25.

  • Marsillo, Cassandra. "'Une porte ouverte sur la rue': the village narrative and the Carrefour d'éducation populaire in Pointe-Saint-Charles." 2015. Historiae, volume 14, undergraduate history journal at Concordia University, 2016: 122-44. [link]

PROJECTS

HONOURS

  • Nominated for the Senate Medal in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Carleton University (2019)

  • Frank H. Underhill Scholarship, Carleton University (2019)

  • Bursary, Canadian Italian Business Professional Association (2018)

  • Teaching Assistant Award, Department of History, Carleton University (2018)

  • Lester B. Pearson Scholarship, Department of History, Carleton University (2018)

  • Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2017-18)

  • Shannon Scholarship in Canadian Social History, Department of History, Carleton University (2017-18)

  • Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Department of History, Carleton University (2017)

  • Departmental Scholarship, Department of History, Carleton University (2017-18)

  • Bursary, Canadian Italian Business Professional Association (2016)

  • Special Projects Grant, Fine Arts Student Alliance, Concordia University (2012-13)

  • Publication Grant, Fine Arts Reading Room, Concordia University (2012)

  • Fine Arts Award, CEGEP Marianopolis College (2010)

INTERNSHIPS

  • Archive Intern, Italian Community Archives, Casa d'Italia, Montreal, QC (August 2019-March 2020)

  • Research Assistant, Carleton Centre for Public History, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (September 2018-June 2019)

  • Intern, Lost Ottawa, Ottawa, ON (May-September 2018)

  • Intern, Museum of Jewish Montreal, Montreal, QC (January-April 2017)

  • Research Assistant, Querelle Project, Montreal, QC (September 2015-April 2017)

  • Intern, Continui-T, Centre d'archives de Vaudreuil-Soulanges, Vaudreuil, QC (May-June 2015)

CONFERENCES

  • "Telling Italian-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal's Backyards and Schoolyards," part of “La communauté italienne de Montréal entre tensions et affirmation de sonIdentité” panel at the Canadian Association for Italian Studies Conference, online (June 11, 2021)

  • "Why Remember Fascism? Confronting Legacies of Fascism in Montreal,” with Luca Sollai (Université de Montréal), part of "How to remember Fascism? Politics of memory in media, monuments and archives" panel at the American Association for Italian Studies Conference, online (June 1, 2021)

  • "Recipes I Learned Over the Phone: Reflections," 8th annual emerging scholars symposium on oral history, digital storytelling, and creative practice, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Montreal, QC (March 19, 2021)

  • “The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal’s Backyards and Schoolyards,” National Council on Public History Annual Meeting poster session, Hartford, CT (March 28, 2019)

  • “The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal’s Backyards and Schoolyards,” 6th annual emerging scholars symposium on oral history, digital storytelling, and creative practice, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (March 22, 2019)

  • “The Yellow Line: Ripples in the Italo-Canadian Experience in Montreal,” Ripples: Underhill Graduate Colloquium, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (March 7, 2019)

  • "I have another story: or the time I interviewed Anna Arcaro, with her daughter, her husband, my mom, and my nonna about mal'occhio," Storying our Pasts - Historical Narratives and Representations: Underhill Graduate Student Colloquium, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (March 15-17, 2018)

  • "Tapping into the Maple Spring," with Nathalie Picard and Brianna Spiess, Memories in Motion: 5th annual emerging scholars symposium on oral history, digital storytelling, and creative practice, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (March 2, 2018)

  • "Scaccia mal’occhio: The petits récits of five local mal’occhio healers," Offstream: Minority and Popular Cultures, Graduate Student Association of Italian Studies, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (October 13-15, 2017)

  • "The Yellow Line: Collective Memory and the ‘Myth of Exclusion’ in Saint-Leonard, 1945-1971," Canadian Society of Italian Studies & American Association of Italian Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH (April 20, 2017)

  • "The Yellow Line: Collective Memory and the ‘Myth of Exclusion’ in Saint-Leonard, 1945-1971," Migrations of Culture Undergraduate Conference, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA (March 29-31, 2017)
     

TALKS & WORKSHOPS

  • Lecture: "L'héritage des italo-canadien.ne.s de Montréal: mémoire, éducation et politique," for professor Luca Sollai's course "Italie - Québec : parcours Interculturels," Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC (December 1, 2021)

  • Lecture: "Scaccia mal’occhio," for professor Paolo Frascà's Italian-Canadian History course at University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (2019)

  • Workshop: "Beyond Reality: digital exhibits on Omeka," Workshop for Dr. Paul Nelles' graduate seminar HIST 5003: Historical Theory and Method, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (January 7, 2019)

  • Workshop: "Performance Art," Guest workshop for Brila Summer Camp, Montreal, QC (June 2015)

EXHIBITS

  • "The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal's Backyards and Schoolyards", pop-up exhibit at the Casa d'Italia, Montreal, QC (March 22-24, 2019)

  • Group show: Mountain and Ocean (2010), Birks Student Centre, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (October 2014-November 2015)

  • Group Show: Art and Anarchy, Artdolls (fibres, 2012), Bisou, bisou (sculpture, 2012), How to mend a broken heart (interactive installation, 2012) and Make me a mix tape, Baby (interactive installation, 2012), CEDA, Montreal, QC (May 24-26, 2013)

  • Group show: Fire with Water, Dirty Laundry (Installation and sound, 2010), RATS9 Collective, Montreal, QC (April 5, 2013)

  • Group show: Art in Action, Artdolls (Fibres, 2012), QPIRG Concordia, Montreal, QC (March 10-17 2013)

  • Group Show: The Tactility of Objects: A Retrospective, Bitches in Stitches (2012), Art Matters Festival, Les Territoires, Montreal, QC (March 8-22, 2013)

  • Group Show: In Between, How to mend a broken heart (Interactive installation, 2012), Nuit Blanche & Art Matters, MainLine Theatre, Montreal, QC (March 2, 2013)

  • Group show: Eros, l’expo qu’on touche, Bisou, bisou (Installation, 2012), Inverness Museum, Inverness, QC(May-October 2012)

  • Group show: Complexities and Contradictions, Artdolls (Fibres, 2012), Concordia's Webster Library, Montreal, QC (March-April 2012)

  • Solo exposition: Bisou, bisou (Installation, 2012), Concordia's Vanier Library, Montreal, QC (March-April 2012)

  • Group show: Art in Action, Dirty Laundry (Installation and sound, 2010), QPIRG Concordia, Montreal, QC (March 2012)
     

EDITING

  • Chief Blog Editor, Bridging, Blog for the International Federation for Public History (March 2018-ongoing)

  • Private Editor (September 2016-ongoing)

  • Editor, Historiae undergraduate journal, volume 15, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (September 2016-April 2017)

  • Visual Arts Editor, Montreal Rampage, Montreal, QC(July 2015-2017)

COMMUNICATIONS, SOCIAL MEDIA, & EVENTS

  • Historical Coordinator, Social Media Graphics and Website Coordinator, Canadian Italians Against Oppression, Montreal, QC (August 2020-ongoing)

  • Communications Coordinator, Capital Heritage Connexion, Ottawa, ON (April 2018-July 2019)

  • VP Social and "History Formal" Chair, History Graduate Students' Association, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON (May 2018-April 2019)

  • Events Coordinator, Yiara Magazine, Concordia University, Montreal, QC (May 2013-14)

LANGUAGES

English, French, Italian

VOLUNTEER

MEMBERSHIPS

Affiliate, Centre for Oral History and Digital Storytelling (COHDS)

Canadian Association for Italian Studies (CAIS)

Italian American Studies Association (IASA)

International Federation for Public History (IFPH)

Oral History Association (OHA)

National Council on Public History (NCPH)

ORCID iD: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9932-1802 

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