Art History & Art Conservation

Department of Art History & Art Conservation
Abby Berry

Abby Berry, MA Candidate

Email: abb4@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Technical art history, image processing, and digital literacy in the arts

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. (Honours with Distinction) Major in Art History, Minor in Mathematics

Supervisor: Dr. Ron Spronk


Akosua Dufié Adasi

Akosua Dufié Adasi, MA Candidate

Email: 20ada@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Black feminist art and theory, Contemporary African art, African diaspora art, critical theory, critical race theory.

Undergraduate Experience: Combined Honours B.A in Art history and Comparative literature, University of Alberta.


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Alexandra Simpson, PhD Candidate


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Amanda Di Sabintino, MA Candidate


Amber Berson

Amber Berson, PhD Candidate

Major Fields of Interest: Artist-run centres, Artist-run culture in Canada, Canadian contemporary art, institutional critique, feminist art, utopian theory

Undergraduate Experience: Concordia University, B.F.A. Art History (2008)

Graduate Experience: Concordia University, M.A. Art History (2010)

Dissertation Topic: A Case for Utopian Dreaming: A Study of Labour Issues, Diversity and Community within Canadian Artist-Run Centres

Supervisor: Dr. Susan Lord and Dr. Carla Taunton


Andrea Morgan

Andrea Morgan, PhD Candidate

Research Interests: Seventeenth-century Dutch art, Rembrandt's historical reception and historiography, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century British art and theory, the history of collecting, 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)

Disseration Topic: "Collecting Rembrandt and Dutch Art and in Early Modern Britain"

Supervisor: Stephanie Dickey


Andrew Burton

Andrew Burton, MA Candidate

Major Fields of Interest: The art of Egon Schiele; The Vienna Secession; artistic cult followings; photographs of artists; modern European art; museums and collecting

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

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead


Anouk Jonker

Anouk Jonker, PhD Candidate

Major Fields of Interest: Technical art history, museum studies

Undergraduate Experience: Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, with honours from California College of the Arts (2011); Professional Specialization Certificate in Collections Management, University of Victoria (2014)

Major Research Paper Topic: The history of analyzing brushstrokes in pursuit of a scientific method of attribution

Supervisor: Dr. Ron Spronk


Astrid Hobill

Astrid Hobill, PhD Candidate

Email: 0ah35@queensu.ca

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: MA Art history, Queen's University; BAH in Political Science, Queen's University

PhD Research: A Technical comparison of the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel the Elder

Supervisor: Ron Spronk


Béatrice Cloutier-Trepanier

Béatrice Cloutier-Trepanier, PhD Candidate

Email: 19bct@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: modern and contemporary art; histories and theories of work, leisure, and the everyday; interiors and domesticity; gender and sexuality; representation and popular media; feminist theory and methodologies

Undergraduate Experience: Concordia University, B.A. Art History (2012) with distinction

Graduate Experience:Concordia University, M.A Art History (2014) M.A Thesis: "Vernaculars of Leisure and Festive Aesthetics: On the Contemporary Art Museum as a Social Host"

Supervisor: Dr. Jen Kennedy


Ben McHutchion

Ben McHutchion, PhD Candidate

Email: 16bm12@queensu.ca>

Major Fields of Interest: Cultural heritage and its conservation, visual culture of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in Europe and the Americas, British settler societies, American history, visual symbolism in politics and popular culture.

Undergraduate experience: University of Alberta, B.A. History (2014)

Graduate Experience: Queen’s University, M.A. in Art History (2019)

MA Thesis Title: “Collective Memory in Transition: Macdonald, Cornwallis and Statue Removal in Canada”

Supervisor: Dr. C. Hoeniger


Ben Pulver

Ben Pulver, MA Candidate

Email: ben.pulver@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Critical theory, contemporary art, Soviet visual and material culture, institutional critique, counterculture and subculture, subversive fashion and art practices.

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. (Honours) Major in Art History, Minor in Philosophy


Beth Knazook

Beth Knazook, PhD Candidate

Email: 7emk2@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century photography, photographically illustrated books, book history and print culture, photographic archives, conservation of photographs

Undergraduate Experience: University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours) Fine Art History, minor in Medieval Studies (2005)

Graduate Experience: Ryerson University and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, M.A. Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (2007)

Supervisor: Dr. Joan M. Schwartz


Brendan Cull

Brendan Cull, PhD Candidate

Email: brendan.cull@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century photography, Canadian science images, botanical illustration, visual culture of science, international networks of science and art.

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.

MA Thesis: "Ovide Brunet, the Atelier Photographique de Livernois Cie., and Sites et végétaux du Canada: The Art and Science of Early Canadian Botanical Photography," 2015

PhD. Thesis Topic: Ovide Brunet and the Botanical Imagination: Photography, Illustration, and Education in Nineteenth-Century Québec.

Supervisor: Dr. Joan M. Schwartz


Caylen Heckel

Caylen Ferguson Heckel, PhD Candidate

Major Fields of Interest: Renaissance European Art, cross-cultural contact, gender and sexuality

Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, Art History, Queen's University (2010)

Graduate Experience: M.A. Art History, Queen's University (2013)

Supervisor: Dr. Una D'Elia and Dr. Stephanie Dickey


Cynthia Prieur

Cynthia Prieur, PhD Candidate

Email: 16cnk1@queensu.ca

Undergraduate Experience: University of Windsor, B.A. (Honours) in Visual Arts and Art History (Windsor, ON, 2012)

Graduate Experience: Sotheby's Institute of Art in London: MA in Fine and Decorative Art (London, UK, 2014)

MA Thesis: The Legacy of the Flemish Primitives: A Study of the Portraiture of Jean Perréal"

PhD Thesis Research: My dissertation will investigate the Napoleonic appropriations in Italy (1796-1798), and more specifically, the circumstances that led to the looting of Pietro Perugino's paintings from Perugia (1797). I am also studying the fate of these paintings after they arrived in Paris and were dispersed to regional museums in France, where many of them have remained.

Supervisor: Dr. Cathleen Hoeniger


Daria Melnikov

Daria Melnikov, MA Candidate

Email: daria.melnikov@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: medieval art, artistic transmission, material and visual culture

Undergraduate Experience: H.B.A., University of Toronto, double-major Art History and German Studies (2018); Postgraduate Certificate, Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology, Museum & Gallery Studies (2019)

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Reeve


Dayna Obbema

Dayna Obbema, MA Candidate

Email: 19dco2@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Contemporary art, museum policies, sustainable practices in art, early 20th century photography

Undergraduate Experience: Western University, B.A. (Honours with Distinction) Major in Art History and Museum Studies, Minor in French Language and Translation

Supervisor: Dr. Norman Vorano


Delaney Ryan

Delaney Ryan, MA Candidate

Email: delaney.ryan@queensu.ca 

Major Fields of Interest: Northern Renaissance & Baroque art, still life Vanitas & Memento Mori, religious studies, Post-Humanism & the animal, food culture

Undergraduate Experience: B.F.A. Honours, major in Art History & Studio Art Concordia University

Thesis Topic: 16-17th century Northern still life painting of meat & dead animals

Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie Dickey


El Tennant

El Tennant, PhD Candidate

Email: 12ept1@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Ancient Greek and Roman art, Hellenistic Baroque sculpture, digital historical reconstruction

Undergraduate Experience: University of Waterloo, B.A. (Honours) in Classics (2017)

Graduate Experience: University of Waterloo, M.A. in Classics (2019)  

Supervisor: Dr. Cathleen Hoeniger 


Eleanor Mackie

Eleanor Mackie, MA Candidate

Email: 111em14@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Medieval Art, Romanesque and Gothic France, Theology, Art of the Crusades, Pilgrimage, Martyrs and Saints, Relics and Reliquaries, Miracle Working Objects, Aesthetics of Light.

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. (Honours), Major in Art History, Minor in History (2016)

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Reeve


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Emily Smith, MA Candidate


Erica Chan

Erica Chan, MA Candidate

Email: 11ec28@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Colonial Architecture in South East Asia, French Italian Baroque Architecture and paintings, French Rococo salon culture, Architectural Theory

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. (Honours), Major in Art History, Minor in History (2016); Queen's University, B.Ed, Intermediate Secondary Division (2017).

Supervisor: Dr. Gauvin A. Bailey


Erin Wall

Erin Wall, PhD Candidate

Email:e.wall@queensu.ca

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

Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, Art History with a minor in English, McMaster University (2011)

Graduate Experience: M.A., Art History, Queen's University (2014)

Major Research Paper Title: 'A Charm to Canadian Winter Life': Identity, Exclusion, and Canadian Sleighs at the Great Exhibition of 1851"

Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland


Ester Laforge

Ester Laforge, MA Candidate

Email: 19el4@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: art and literature from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in France, book covers of paperbacks and their history   

Undergraduate Experience: Joint Honours in French Literature and Art History, minor in World Religions, granted with First Class Joint Honours and Distinction, McGill University.

Thesis Topic:  A Story of Book Covers: The Creation of Le Livre de Poche after the Second World War

Supervisor: Dr Allison Morehead 


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Gabriel Cheung, PhD Candidate


Genevieve Flavelle

Genevieve Flavelle, PhD Student

Email: 9gf2@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Contemporary art, curatorial practice, queer theory, feminist art, archives

Graduate Experience: M.A. Art History, University of Western Ontario, (2016)

Undergraduate Experience: NSCAD University, B.A. Major in Art History (2014)

Supervisor: Dr. Jen Kennedy


Hanna Darvin

Hannah Darvin, PhD Student

Email: hannah.darvin@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century Victorian British Art, Material and visual culture of death, Victorian mourning rituals, Nineteenth-century medicine.

Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, major in Art History with a minor in Political Studies (2009), Queen's University

Graduate Experience: M.A. Fine and Decorative Art (2011), Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, UK; M.A. Art History (2010), University of Toronto.

M.A. Major Research Paper Title: "The Art of Dressing for Death: A Journey Through the Victorian Cult of Death and Mourning" (Sotheby's Institute).

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead


Isabel Luce

Isabel Luce, PhD Candidate

Email: 04ial@queensu.ca

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

Undergraduate Experience: BA Honours Art History and Major in Canadian Studies at McGill University (2012)

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)"

Dissertation Topic: "Picturing Domesticity: An Investigation of household objects in the Victorian home"

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead


Jennifer Burgess

Jennifer Burgess, PhD Candidate

Major Fields of Interest: Canadian Textile History, Inuit Women Artists, German Modernist Textiles, Modernity and Aesthetic Modernism, Critical Theory

Undergraduate Experience: University of Manitoba: BFA (Art History) Honours

Graduate Experience: Queen’s University: MA Arts and Sciences (Art History)

Dissertation Topic: Inuit Textile Production in Canada’s Modernity, 1950-1970

Supervisor: Dr. Normal Vorano


Jennifer Rutkair

Jennifer Rutkair, PhD Candidate

Email:17jfr@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth-century photography, visual culture and nationalism, photographic archives, archival history and practice, decolonization of the archive.

Undergraduate Experience: B.A. Honours, History, University of Manitoba

Graduate Experience: MA Archival Studies, University of Manitoba (2011). MA Thesis: “Adding Gender to the Archival Contextual Turn: The Rocky Mountain Photographic Records of Mary Schäffer Warren.”

Supervisor: Dr. Joan M. Schwartz


Jennifer Stewart

Jennifer Stewart, MA Candidate 

Email: jennifer.stewart@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Oil paintings of Renaissance Italy and the Northern Renaissance, Medieval and Renaissance illuminated manuscripts 

Undergraduate Experience: Ryerson University, B.A. (Honours with Distinction) Major in History (2020)

Supervisor: Dr. Una D’Elia


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Jillian Lanthier, PhD Candidate


Jordan Thompson

Jordan Thompson, MA Candidate 

Email: 14jt27@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: transgender and punk aesthetics, history, and culture; queer theory; contemporary art. 

Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s Bachelor of Fine Art, Art History (Minor), 2018. 

Supervisor: Prof. Jen Kennedy.


Jose Bawagan

Jose Bawagan, MA Candidate

Email: 20jpb2@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Global, Local, Modern, and Mundane

Undergraduate Experience: Bachelor of Arts Honours, Art History, Carleton University


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Joshua Nelson, PhD Candidate


Julia Ranney

Julia Ranney, MA Candidate

Email: 14jlar@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Cultural Heritage Preservation in WW2, Art Crime, Public Art Collections in Florence, Italy

Undergraduate Experience: Ryerson University, B.A. (Honours) Creative Industries

Supervisor: Dr. Cathleen Hoeniger


Julia Saccucci

Julia Saccucci, MA Candidate

Email: 14jcs7@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Dutch golden age painting and prints, modernism, gender, French fin-de-siècle prints and painting, class structures and culture.

Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University, B.A. (Honours with Distinction) Major in English Literature, Minor in Art History (2019).

Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie Dickey


Katherine Marshall

Katherine Marshall, MA Candidate 

Email: 14kjm13@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: European print collecting, female European art collectors, European art collection practices in the early modern period, Popular printed images in 18th century Europe

Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University, B.A. (Honours with Distinction), Medial in Art History and Classical Studies. 

Thesis Topic: My Masters project is on the print collection of Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, countess of Pomfret, held at Schulich-Woolf Rare Book Collection. 

Supervisor: Professor Stephanie Dickey. 


Katie Hetherington

Katie Hetherington, MA Candidate

Email: 16kjh@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Dutch religious imagery from the Renaissance and Baroque period

Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University B.A. (Honours with Distinction) Major in Art History, Minor in Film and Media

Supervisor: Dr. Stephanie Dickey


Kennis Forte

Kennis Forte, PhD Candidate

Email: 13kf6@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: The Sacri Monti and Early Modern Sculpture in Italy

Undergraduate Experience: BA in Art History, The College of William and Mary (2013)

Graduate Experience: MA in Art History, Queen’s University (2015) 

Thesis Topic: The Sacri Monti in Context and Their Function as a Spiritual Boundary during the Counter-Reformation

Supervisor: Dr. Gauvin Bailey 


Laura Ryan

Laura Ryan, PhD Candidate

Email: 19lkr@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Primitivism, turn-of-the century French modernism, and issues of identity, self-fashioning, transnationalism, and feminism.

Undergraduate Experience: Towson University, BA in Art History. Thesis entitled "Symbolic Judgment: An Iconological Analysis of James Ensor’s The Seven Deadly Sins Print Series."

Graduate Experience: American University, MA in Art History. Thesis entitled "Subverting Orientalism and Primitivism? Sonia Delaunay's Yellow Nude, 1908."

Supervisor: Allison Morehead


Maddi Andrews

Maddi Andrews, MA Candidate

Email: maddi.andrews@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest:  Italian Renaissance dressing sculptures; Annunciation imagery

Undergraduate Experience: Bachelor of Arts Honours in Art History, Queen’s University (2019); International Studies Certificate, Queen’s University (2019)

Supervisor: Professor Una D’Elia


Madeleine Dempster

Madeleine Dempster, MA Candidate

Email: 15mgmd@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: France and Quebec art market, 17th and 18th century art, Dissemination of European art in Canada, Baroque period, Sociopolitical contexts of paintings

Undergraduate Experience: Queen’s University, B.A. (Honours), Art History (2019)

Supervisor: Dr. Gauvin A. Bailey


Madeline Legg

Madeline Legg, MA Candidate

Email: 14ML66@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Early Modern female artists, artistic exchange and interactions in the 17th and 18th centuries, cultural heritage and the preservation of conflict damaged sites.

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. (Honours) with a major in Art History and a minor in World Languages (2019) 

Thesis Topic: Elisabetta Sirani 

Supervisor: Dr. Gauvin Bailey 


Magdalyn Asimakis

Magdalyn Asimakis, PhD Candidate

Email: 16mpa@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: global modernisms, feminisms, curatorial practice, institutional critique, print culture

Undergraduate Experience: University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours), Major in Art History, Major in History (2007)

Graduate Experience: University of Victoria, M.A., Art History (2010)

Supervisor:Dr. Allison Morehead


Melanie Buteau

Melanie Buteau, PhD Candidate

Email: 15mjb6@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Modern art, its histories and historiographies; 19th and 20th century French avant-gardism; critical theory and interpretation

Undergraduate Experience: BA Honours, Art History, Carleton University (2011)

Graduate Experience: M.A. Art History, Carleton University (2013)

M.A. Major Research Paper Title: “Perceptual Privileging in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Cézanne: An Art Historical and Philosophical Review.”

Dissertation Topic: Georges Braque's Diaries: A New Perspective on Cubism

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead


Natalie Hume

Natalie Hume, PhD Candidate

Email: 18njh1@queensu.ca   

Major Fields of Interest: Symbolism, Expressionism, Modernism, 19th century print culture and postermania, avant-gardism, and curatorial practice. 

Undergraduate Experience:  B.A. Art History, University of Calgary 

Graduate Experience:  M.A. Art History, University of Toronto  

Dissertation Topic: Visual Representations of Eschatological Fears and Millenarian Anxieties in Europe and North America from the late 19th to the early 20th century.  

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead 


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Norah Petersen, PhD Candidate


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Nuard Tadevosyan, MA Candidate

Email: n.tadevosyan@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Medieval manuscript illumination, cross-cultural exchange, Orientalism and Eurocentrism, and diaspora identity

Undergraduate Experience: University of Toronto, B.A. (Honours), Major in Art History, Major in Classics (2016)

MA Thesis Title: "Illuminations of a Diaspora Kingdom: Cultural Exchange and Identity in Cilician Armenia"

Supervisor: Dr. Matthew Reeve


Peter Sproule

Peter Sproule, PhD Candidate

Email: 20pjs1@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Twentieth and twenty-first century visual culture; illustration studies; art in the German-speaking world; clothing and fashion studies; museum and archival practices

Undergraduate Experience: Carthage College, BA, majors: German and Studio Art, minor: Art History (2016)

Graduate Experience: University of Toronto, MA, Art History (2020)

Supervisor: Dr. Antonia Behan / Dr. Allison Morehead


Rosemary Legge

Rosemary Legge, PhD Candidate

Email: 15rl@queensu.ca

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


Shaelagh Cull

Shaelagh Cull, MA Candidate

Email: shaelagh.cull@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century Indigenous art, history of Northern Ontario, craft in Canada, material culture.

Undergraduate Experience:B.Ed. (Concurrent Education), Intermediate and Senior Divisions (2018); B.A. Honours, major in History (2017); Queen's University

Graduate Experience: MA Art History (2020); Queen’s University

MA Thesis Topic: Decoys to Decorations: The Transformation of the Moose Factory Art Market

Supervisor: Dr. Norman Vorano


Shannon Welsh

Shannon Welsh, MA Candidate

Research Interests: Italian Renaissance, Baroque Art, women artists, visual and material culture, feminist theory

Undergraduate Experience: University of British Columbia, Okanagan, B.A. Major in Art History, Minor in History (2016)


Sheilagh Quaile

Sheilagh Quaile, PhD Candidate

Email:14sq@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: Textiles, material culture, design, industry, labour, and globalisation during the long nineteenth century (c.1750 to 1914)

Undergraduate Experience: BA (Hons) with distinction – major in History, minors in Art History and Studio Art, University of Guelph (2014).

Graduate Experience: MA Art History, Queen’s University (2015). Thesis: “Wrapped in import: Kashmiri shawls in British paintings of the long nineteenth century.”

Thesis Title: “Paisley, Scotland’s nineteenth-century shawl designers: innovators or imitators?”

Supervisor: Professor Janice Helland


Steven McNeil

Steven McNeil, PhD Candidate

Email: steven.mcneil@queensu.ca>

Major Fields of Interest: Nineteenth and early twentieth-century Canadian art; the Regency interior in British North America; material culture and the British Atlantic World

Undergraduate Experience: University of New Brunswick, B.A. Honours in Canadian history

Graduate Experience: Carleton University, M.A. in Canadian Art History

Supervisor: Dr. Janice Helland


Victoria Bowen

Victoria Bowen, MA Candidate

Email: 15vvb@queensu.ca

Major Fields of Interest: 19th and 20th century psychiatric history; portraying the past in popular culture; feminist and queer theory

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University B.A (Honours) Major in Art History, Minor in Drama (2019)

Supervisor: Dr. Allison Morehead


Violet Tang

Violet Tang, MA Candidate

Email: 14yt12@queensu.ca 

Major Fields of Interest: Self-fashioning and Transnationalism, Chinese Diaspora, History of Immigration and Migration, Fashion Art History, Material Culture, Museum and Curatorial Studies 

Undergraduate Experience: Queen's University, B.A. Honours in Art History 

Supervisor: Dr. Jennifer Kennedy