Karen Correia Da Silva completed her MA in Ryerson's Literatures of Modernity program in 2011. Under the supervision of Dr. Irene Gammel, she researched and wrote an MRP entitled "In Search of the Joy Mark: The Convergence of Poetics and Performance in the Correspondence of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven." At the MLC Research Centre, Karen was also involved in transcribing the Baroness's correspondence, working with archival documents.
As a lover of all things Dada, neo-dada, and Fluxus, and as a practicing performance artist, Karen credits her performative awakening to the elusive character of the Baroness. After graduating from Ryerson, Karen was accepted into the English PhD program (2011-2015) at the University of British Columbia, where she studies contemporary Canadian poetics and performance arts. She holds a SSHRC doctoral fellowship and her current research focuses on HCI design, particularly the politics of interactivity, relational media, and digitally augmented performance spaces.