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Queen's University

Faculty & Staff

Head of Art History & Art Conservation: Janice Helland

Graduate Program Chair: Allison Sherman
Undergraduate Program Chair: Cathleen Hoeniger

Jan Allen

Adjunct Professor

Director, Agnes Etherington Art Centre  

Contemporary art with a concentration in Canadian art. Research areas include electronic media art, politically and socially engaged art, the exhibitionary complex and arts policy
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Gauvin Alexander Bailey

Professor and Alfred and Isabel Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art     

PhD (Harvard University)

16th-18th century Southern and Central European arts and their international diffusion in Latin America and Asia; also the patronage of Catholic religious orders, notably the Society of Jesus (Jesuits); more recently the relationship between Rococo décor and spirituality in France, Central Europe, Iberia, and Latin America

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George Bevan

Cross-appointed Assistant Professor


Alicia Boutilier 

Adjunct Professor
Curator of Canadian Historical Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Canadian art history, particularly late 19thand early 20th centuries, and histories of Canadian art collecting. 

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Una D'Elia 

(on sabbatical 2014-2015)

Associate Professor 

Southern European Renaissance and Baroque painting, sculpture, and architecture, with a particular interest in the relationships between art and literature and the Counter Reformation
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Stephanie Dickey

Associate Professor and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art

Ph.D. (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)      
Dutch and Flemish art of the seventeenth century, especially Rembrandt and his circle, portraiture, and the history of printmaking      
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Janice Helland

Professor, Head of Art History & Art Conservation  
Ph.D. (Victoria)
Late 19th-century British and Irish arts and crafts, textiles, gender issues, material culture, late 19th and early 20th-century dress and fashion, craft history
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Cathleen Hoeniger  

Undergraduate Chair, Professor 
Ph.D. (Princeton)
Medieval and Renaissance Art in Italy, in particular: Raphael and the Reception of his Art; The History of Taste and Collecting in Europe, 1550-1830; and Art, Science and Medicine, 1000-1600, Europe and the Middle East
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Lynda Jessup 

Ph.D. (Toronto)
Visual cultural studies, specializing in Native North American and Canadian visual culture. Focusing on art exhibitions, museums and collecting; art historiography, art in tourism, and more recently, on the role of art exhibitions in advancing Canadian foreign policy and international cultural relations
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Susan Lord

Cross-Appointed Faculty,

Head of Department and Associate Professor in the Department of Film and Media. 

Cinema and media arts; cosmopolitanism; new media, gendered spaces and the city; and Cuban cinema and visual culture.  She has undertaken curatorial projects of media arts, worked with artists groups and artist-run centres for over 20 years.

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Allison Morehead 

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. (Chicago)
French, Scandinavian, and German art of the 19th and early 20th centuries; history of museums and collecting; the art of psychiatric patients; printmaking; intersections 
between art and science; critical theory; historiography
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Matthew Reeve  

Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar 

FSA (Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London) 
Ph.D. (Cambridge University)
Medieval Art and Architecture, Medievalism in Western Art, Artistic and cultural relationships between the East and West during the 
Crusades; Historiography and Theory of Art History
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Clive Robertson 

Associate Professor              
Ph.D. (Communication Studies, Concordia)      
Contemporary art and institutions post-1960 including the cultural politics and practices of art and cultural production; specialties include interdisciplinary research methods, performance art studies, art and activism, and cultural policy studies.      
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Dylan Robinson 

Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts              
DPhil. (University of Sussex)      
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Katherine Romba  

Assistant Professor 
Ph.D. (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)
Modern architecture, modern art, critical theory,
anthropological theory
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Jane Russell Corbett

Adjunct Professor

Joan M. Schwartz 

Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar 
Ph.D. (Queen's University)
History of Photography; Nineteenth-Century Photography and the Geographical Imagination; Early Landscape / Travel Photography; Photography in Canada; The Management of Photographic Archives; Photographic Materiality and Meaning; The Photograph as Art/Fact Artifact
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Allison Sherman 

Graduate Chair and Director of the Queen’s Venice Summer School 
Ph.D. (University of St Andrews)

Italian Renaissance Art and Architecture, in particular the art of Venice; patronage, history of collecting and reception in 17th and 18th century Venice. 
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Sarah E.K. Smith

Adjunct Professor 

Sarah E.K. Smith 
Ph.D. (Queen's University)

Ron Spronk 

Ph.D. (Groningen)
Technical Art History, Early Netherlandish Painting
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Pat Sullivan  

Adjunct Professor 
Public Programs Manager, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Museum education and public programming

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Norman Vorano 

Assistant Professor & Queen's National Scholar 

Ph.D. Rochester University

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Pierre du Prey

Professor Emeritus and Queen's Research Chair       Emeritus      
Ph.D. (Princeton)  
History of Architecture in the Classical Tradition in Europe and North America, Architectural Education, Architectural Books and Drawings  
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