Dr. Lynda Jessup

Lynda Jessup, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Global Engagement))
Associate Dean (Graduate Studies and Global Engagement) - Sabbatical unitl December 2019
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Dr. Lynda Jessup, Associate Dean (Graduate Studies) holds a PhD from the University of Toronto. Promoted to professor in 2011, she is a member of Department of Art History and Art Conservation, with cross appointment to the Department of Film and Media and affiliated membership in the Cultural Studies Program, of which she is former director. Active in both teaching and research, she a former Canada-U.S. Fulbright Scholar and holds both the Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision.

Dr. Jessup’s current responsibilities in the Faculty of Arts and Science include enhancing the integration of graduate education in the Faculty of Arts and Science and ensuring that graduate enrolment targets are met. She also develops and implements strategic initiatives that enhance the profile of graduate programs in the Faculty and collaborates to develop international oportunities for graduate students and faculty at Queen's.

Dr. Jessup’s research is in the field of visual cultural studies. Her practice is interdisciplinary, focusing on Canadian and Native North American visual culture in exhibitions, the history of museums and collecting, art historiography and, more recently, the role of art exhibitions in advancing Canadian foreign policy and international cultural relations. She has published books and articles in her area of research, most recently as co-editor of Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada (2014). Her current book project is a study of representative exhibitions of Canadian art, which focuses on the ways in which national art histories function as an operative part of the de-nationalizing processes of globalization. Learn more about Lynda Jessup's research here.