Karen R. White is a Professor of Design (Partial Load) in Toronto where she teaches classes in design history, design theory, and design research, across a variety of design disciplines. In her practice as a Writer, Researcher, Educator and Designer, she supports interdisciplinary discourse about places + spaces + objects + their users.

Launched in 2016, her blog whitestudiolo features critical writing about connections between design history, theory and everyday life. With this project she builds on 15 years of experience in Design Education, including courses such as: Interior Design History; Industrial Design History; Furniture History; Interdisciplinary Design Practice(s); Interior Design Theory; Commercial Graphics; Human Factors/Ergonomics; Interior Design Studio; Case Studies in Design.

She has earned an M.A. in art & architectural history at York University as well as a Diploma in Interior Design from Humber College.

Before returning to Academia, Karen practiced Interior Design in Montreal. Previous experience also includes collections research and exhibitions development at public art galleries in Ottawa and Toronto.