Steven Procter

Dissertation Title

Confronting the Contemporary “Art Flipping” Crisis with Artists’ Resale Rights: Millennial Investors and the Chase for Trophy Art in a Post-Pandemic Landscape.

Dissertation Topic

Steven is also a doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School with a specialization in artist's resale rights (droit de suite); Canadian copyright law and the moral rights claims of artists and authors; the financial regulation of contemporary art markets; legislative and policy solutions to 'art flipping'; the philosophy and politics of appropriation, copying, and plagiarism; and the intersection of literature, visual arts and the law, more broadly.


2018: PhD English - York University

Teaching Experience

Course Instructor: WLU EN 364: Colonialism, Indigeneity, Theory (Wilfrid Laurier, 2021-2022)

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Osgoode Hall Law School, Steven received a PhD in English Literature from York University in 2018. His first dissertation, “Narratology, Rhetoric, and Transitional Justice: the Function of Literary and Visual Narratives in Redressing the Legacy of Mass Atrocities” considered the history-writing aspect of transitional justice reports and the complex ways in which truth commissions and human rights tribunals attend to the political, cultural, and ideological vicissitudes of shared traumas.

  • Steven was a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier doctoral fellow and is a recent doctoral fellow at the Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, as well as a Susan Mann research fellow in 2018. He is currently a research associate at the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies and an adjunct instructor at Wilfrid Laurier University.