Art History & Art Conservation

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Art History & Art Conservation

DEPARTMENT OF

Art History & Art Conservation

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Dissertation Topic: Art Botany in 19th century British Design Reform
Major Fields of Interest: Craft and Design reform in 19th-21st century Britain and North America, Visual and Material Culture, Critical Theory
Graduate Experience: School of the Art Institute of Chicago: MFA Studio; MA Visual and Critical Studies
Undergraduate Experience: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University: BFA Jewellery and Metalsmithing; BA Art History
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland

Adjunct Professor
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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.

Assistant Professor, Artifact Conservation
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Professor and Bader Chair in Southern Baroque Art
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(613) 533 6000 x77344
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PhD (Harvard University)

Late Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo Art & Architecture in France, Italy, Central Europe, and Iberia and their international diffusion in Latin America, Asia, and Africa; also the arts patronage of the Catholic Church and religious orders such as the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).

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Dissertation Topic: A Case for Utopian Dreaming: A Study of Labour Issues, Diversity and Community within Canadian Artist-Run Centres
Major Fields of Interest: Artist-run centres, Artist-run culture in Canada, Canadian contemporary art, institutional critique, feminist art, utopian theory
Graduate Experience: Concordia University, M.A. Art History (2010)
Undergraduate Experience: Concordia University, B.F.A. Art History (2008)
Supervisor: Dr. Susan Lord and Dr. Carla Taunton

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Major Fields of Interest: Modern Latin-American Art, gender history and theory, museum and curatorial practices, International Contemporary Art.

Undergraduate experience: BFA Painting and Drawing, Art History, Concordia University (2014)

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead

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Cross-appointed Assistant Professor, Classics
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Late Antiquity, Syriac, Papyrology.

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Dissertation Topic: "Embodying Otherness: Fashion, Performance, and the Ballets Russes in Paris, 1909-1914"
Major Fields of Interest: 19th and 20th c. Orientalism in visual culture; performance and embodiment; fashion history; dance history; material culture; queer theory & feminism.
Graduate Experience: M.A. Art History, Concordia University (2014)
Undergraduate Experience: BA Art History; BFA Fine Art, Concordia University (2012); DEC Fine Art, Dawson College (2009)
Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead, Dr. Janice Helland

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

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

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Major Fields of Interest: Cultural heritage, conservation principles, UNESCO, object biography, collective memory, cultural loss, Inka architecture, the city of Cusco, 17th and 18th century Andean art
Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. (honours), major in art history (2015)
Supervisor: Dr. Cathleen Hoeniger

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Art History Graduate Student Andrew Burton
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Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century British visual and material culture; Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood; the art of Egon Schiele; cultural heritage preservation

Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University, B.A.H. Art History (major), History (minor), 2017

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IT, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
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Adjunct Assistant Professor
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Bader Curator and Researcher of European Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Ph.D. (Institute of Fine Arts, New York University)

16th- and 17th-century Dutch and Flemish art, the artistic exchange between the Northern and Southern Netherlands, the mobility of European artists in the 16th and 17th centuries, Rembrandt and his circle.

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Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century photography, Canadian science images, botanical illustration, visual culture of science, international networks of science and art.
Graduate Experience: M.A. Art History (2015), Queen's University
Undergraduate Experience: B.Sc. Honours, major in Biology with a minor in Art History (2012); B.Ed. (Concurrent Education), Primary and Junior Divisions (2013); Queen’s University.
Supervisor: Dr. Joan M. Schwartz

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Associate Professor
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(613) 533 6000 x78140
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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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Professor and Bader Chair in Northern Baroque Art
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(613) 533 6000 x78774
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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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Major Fields of Interest: 19th century British art, Victorian genre painting, Collecting and exhibition practices, History of museums
Graduate Experience: M.A., Museum Studies, University of Toronto (2010)
Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, major in History, minor in French, Carleton University (2007)
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland

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Professor Emeritus and Queen's Research Chair
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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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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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Program Director & Assistant Professor
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(613) 533 6000 x74341
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Paper, Photographic Materials and New Media Conservation

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M.A. Research Topic: A technical comparison of the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Major Fields of Interest: Technical art history and the scientific examination of artworks, 15th and 16th century Netherlandish painting, conservation principles and practices
Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours in Political Science, Queen’s University

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Ph.D. (Princeton)

Italian Art (Medieval and Renaissance); Cultural Heritage Preservation; War and Artistic Heritage; History of Science and Medicine (1000-1600).

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Dissertation Topic: "A Cultural Analysis of Common Creativity" 
Major Fields of Interest: Contemporary art and craft; the art market and creative economies; art and activism; artist interventions; museum studies; decolonizing methodologies; sociological approaches in art history; material culture; critical race studies; queer theory; feminist theory. 
Graduate Experience: M.A. Art History, Queen's University (2013)
Undergraduate Experience: BA Art History; BFA Fine Art, NSCAD University (2008)
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland, Dr. Sandra Alfoldy (NSCAD)

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Major Field of Research: 18th century French portraiture, focusing on the education of Elisabeth Vigée Lebrun 
Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University (Class of 2016)
Supervisor: Gauvin Alexander Bailey
Professor
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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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Major Fields of Interest: European Art History; Museology and practices of Display; Technical Art History.
Undergraduate Experience: BFA from California College of the Arts, Professional Specialization Certificate in Collections Management from University of Victoria.
 

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Bader Post-Doctoral Fellow
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Modern and contemporary art; Gender and Sexuality; Art and Popular Media; Art and Social Movements; Art and Activism; Feminist Art and Theory; Critical Theory; Cultural Studies; Performance Theory; Interdisciplinary research and methodologies; Critical and creative pedagogies; Feminist pedagogy.

Adjunct Assistant Professor
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(613)533 6000 x77055
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Curator of Contemporary Art, Agnes Etherington Art Centre

Art Conservation Graduate Program Assistant
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Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century photography,   photographically illustrated books, book history and print culture, photographic archives, conservation of photographs
Graduate Experience: Ryerson University and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, M.A. Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (2007)
Undergraduate Experience: University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours) Fine Art History, minor in Medieval Studies (2005)
Supervisor: Dr. Joan M. Schwartz

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Major Fields of Interest: Rococo art and culture, mirrors in 18th century interiors, Indigenous Canadian art, contemporary museum practices, and decolonization of the museum
Undergraduate Experience: Mount Allison University, B.A. (double major) in Art History and Fine Art, minor in Anthropology (2015)
Supervisor: Dr. Gauvin A. Bailey

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Art History Underg. and Graduate Program Assistant
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Cross-Appointed Faculty
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(613)533 6000 x77019
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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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Dissertation Topic: "Picturing Domesticity: An Investigation of household objects in the Victorian home"
Major Fields of Interest: Canadian women artists, Material Culture, Victorian Interiors,19th- century and early 20th- century Canadian and British art, artist networks in Canada and England, Feminist and Post-Colonial theory 
Graduate Experience: MA Art History and Curatorial Studies at York University (2014)
MA Major Research Paper Title: "Collaborative Portraits and Montreal’s Anglophone Elite: An examination of the artistic career of Gertrude Des Clayes (1879- 1949)"
Undergraduate Experience: BA Honours Art History and Major in Canadian Studies at McGill University (2012) 
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland

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Dissertation Topic: "Performances of Power: Ephemera and the Decorative Arts in Queen Christina of Sweden's Rome"
Major Fields of Interest: Italian Renaissance and Baroque art, visual and material culture, ephemera, issues of sexuality and gender. 
Graduate Experience: Queen's University, M.A. Art History (2013)
Undergraduate Experience: University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours) Art History, Renaissance Studies, French (2011)
Supervisor: Dr. Gauvin Bailey

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Ben McHutchion
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SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow
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History of Photography; Modern and Contemporary Art Photography; Nature, Landscape, and Eco-Photography; Settler Photography of Western and Northern Canada; Photography in Circulation; The Environmental Imaginary in Art and Visual Culture; Ecocriticism; Animal Studies.

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Major Fields of Interest: 15th and 16th century Netherlandish painting, prints and drawings, 16th century Portuguese art, Technical art history and the scientific examination of artworks, the art market in the Early Modern period, intercultural relationships.
Graduate Experience: MA ‘Art, market and connoisseurship’, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2012) 
Undergraduate Experience: BA ‘Art History’, Utrecht University, The Netherlands (2011), minor in communications
Supervisor: Prof. Ron Spronk

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Major Fields of Interest: Early Modern Italian visual culture, the history of science and medicine, monstrosity and the grotesque, intersections between literature and art.
Graduate Experience: M.A., Queen’s University (2011)
M.A. Major Research Paper Title: "Aberrant Identities: The Gonzales Family in Text and Image"
Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, Art History, University of Guelph (2008)
Supervisor: Dr. Una D’Elia

Professor Allison Morehead
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator
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(613) 533 6000 x78804
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Ph.D. (Chicago)

Modern European art; critical theory; history of collecting and museums; art, science, and medicine

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Research Topic: European early modern, and specifically 17th c. Dutch art and 18th c. British art.
Research Interests: Rembrandt's reception in England, the circulation and manipulation of Rembrandt's prints and paintings, the history of collecting, print culture, and museum studies. 
Undergraduate Experience: James Madison University, B.A. (honors) Art History, concentration in Museum Studies (2014)
Graduate Experience: Tufts University, M.A .Art History (2016)

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Dissertation Topic: "The Bodies of Eve, Luxury, and Sirens in French Medieval Sculpture"
Major Fields of Interest: Medieval Art, Eve, Women, Romanesque and Gothic France, Theology, Body, Beauty, Spolia, Romances, Pagan influences and Christianity, Cross-cultural Exchange, Art of the Crusades
Graduate Experience: Concordia University, M.A. Art History (2010)
M.A. Thesis: "Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue co-Cathedral: Christianity, Victorian Gothic Revival, and Quebec's Hybrid Culture"
Undergraduate Experience: Concordia University, B.F.A. with Distinction, major in Art History and minor in Classical Archaeology (2007)
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Reeve

Associate Professor, Conservation Science
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(613) 533 6000 x74338
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Conservation science and application of materials science and chemistry to historic and artistic objects, modern materials, acrylic paints and grounds, and archeological material.

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Lab Technician, Art Conservation
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M.A. Thesis Title: "The Sculptural Programme of Wells Cathedral, c. 1184-1210"
Major Fields of Interest: Medieval art and architecture in England, depictions of trades and labour in medieval art, animals and hybrids in medieval art, stonemasons, medieval guilds.
Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, History of Art and Visual Culture, Brock University (2014)
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew M. Reeve

Adjunct Professor, Imaging & Documentation
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Administrative Assistant
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(613) 533-6000 x77354
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Thesis: “Paisley, Scotland’s nineteenth-century shawl designers: innovators or imitators?”
Major Fields of Interest: Textiles, material culture, design, industry, labour, and globalisation during the long nineteenth century (c.1750 to 1914)
Graduate Experience: MA Art History, Queen’s University (2015). Thesis: “Wrapped in import: Kashmiri shawls in British paintings of the long nineteenth century.”
Undergraduate Experience: BA (Hons) with distinction – major in History, minors in Art History and Studio Art, University of Guelph (2014).
Supervisor: Professor Janice Helland

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Major Fields of Interest: 19th-century British visual and material culture, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, International reception of British art
Graduate Experience: M.A. University of Toronto (Art History)
Undergraduate Experience: Honours B.A. University of Toronto (Art History, History, Anthropology)
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland

Associate Professor and Queen's National Scholar
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(613) 533 6000 x75247
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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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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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(613) 533 6000 x78144
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Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts

DPhil. (University of Sussex)

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Research Topic: Women and Botanical Illustration in Eighteenth-Century England
Major fields of Interest: histories of botanical illustration and herbaria, the intersection of art and science, print culture and scientific dissemination, English colonial practices in the eighteenth century.
Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, double major in Art History and English, University of Guelph (2014)
Supervisor: Dr. Joan Schwartz 
 

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(613) 533 6000 x74171
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Ph.D. (Institute of Fine Arts, NYU)

Modern architecture, modern art, critical theory, anthropological theory.

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Assistant Professor
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 PhD (Queen’s University)
 
 Seventeenth to nineteenth-century European art, especially genre painting; hispanicism and modernism; artistic convention.
 

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Dissertation Topic: Anabaptist Visual Culture and Mennonite Engagement with Art in the Dutch Golden Age
Major Fields of Interest: Dutch Baroque history painting, Rembrandt and his circle, portraiture, sixteenth-century Netherlandish iconoclasm, and relationships between art and religious practice.
Graduate Experience: University of Oxford, M.St. History of Art and Visual Culture (2013)
Undergraduate Experience: Canadian Mennonite University, major in English literature with minors in music, theology, and psychology (2012)
Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie Dickey

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Professor and Head of Department
Cross-appointed to Department of Geography
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(613) 533 6000 x75453
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Ph.D. (Queen's University)

History of Photography; Nineteenth-­Century Photography and the Geographical Imagination; Early Landscape/Travel Photography; Photography in Canada; Photographic Archives; Photographic Materiality and Meaning; The Photograph as Art/Fact/Artifact; Photographically Illustrated Books.

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Adjunct Professor, Conservation Science
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Emeritus Professor of Chemistry - Applications of infrared spectroscopy and X-ray fluorescence analysis to studies of the composition and properties of artists materials.

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Ph.D. (Queen's University)

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Conservation of archeological, ethnographic and historic artifacts/Preservation of cultural property during wartime

Professor
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(613) 533 6000 x78288
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Ph.D. (Groningen)

Technical Art History, Early Netherlandish Painting.

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Assistant Professor and Queen's National Scholar
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(613) 533 6000 x77350
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Ph.D. (University of Rochester)

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Major Fields of Interest: 19th- and early 20th- century Canadian visual and material culture; the construction, narration and imagining of Canadian identity; Canada and the British Empire; object biographies; art historiography; postcolonial studies; museum studies
Major Research Paper Title: 'A Charm to Canadian Winter Life': Identity, Exclusion, and Canadian Sleighs at the Great Exhibition of 1851"
Graduate Experience: M.A., Art History, Queen's University (2014) 
Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, Art History with a minor in English, McMaster University (2011)
Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland

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Dissertation Topic: "Painted Cycles in the Residences of Henry III of England (1216-1272)"
Major Fields of Interest: Western medieval art and architecture, Plantagenet and Capetian court culture, relationships between art and liturgy, kingship, medieval wall painting, art of the crusades.
Graduate Experience: Queen’s University, M.A. Art History (2012)
M.A. Major Research Paper Title: "The Wheel of Fortune in Medieval English Art and Literature"
Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University, B.A.H. Art History, History (2010)
Supervisor: Dr. Matthew M. Reeve

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