EDUCATION

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Art History, 2009 – 2016. Concordia University, Montreal QC.

Master of Arts, Department of Art History, 2007 – 2009. York University, Toronto ON.

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Art History, Minor Religious Studies, 2004 – 2007. Mount Allison University, Sackville NB.

 

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD

Jarislowsky Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow, September 2017 – present. Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Montreal, QC.

Sessional Instructor, 2015 – present. Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON.

Sessional Instructor, January 2017 – April 2017. Department of Visual Arts, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

Sessional Instructor, 2015-2016. Department of Visual Studies, University of Toronto Mississauga, Toronto, ON.

Part-time Faculty, 2010-2014. Department of Art History, Concordia University, Montreal, QC.

 

COURSES TAUGHT

 Ontario College of Art and Design University

VISA 3016: Photography into the 21st Century (2017)

VISA 2003: History of Photography (2017, 2015)

 Brock University

VISA 3P05: 20th Century European Avant-Garde (2017)

University of Toronto Mississauga

FAH 292: History of Canadian Art (2015)

 Concordia University

ARTH 368: Contemporary Canadian Art - City by City (2017)

ARTH 359: Theory in Contemporary Photography (2014, 2012)

ARTH 380: Institutions and the History of Canadian Photography (2014)

ARTH 200: Perspectives in Art History (2011)

ARTH 375: Issues in the Montreal Art Milieu – Photographic History (2013, 2010)

 

PUBLICATIONS

“Now and Then: Situating Contemporary Photography of the Canadian West into a Shared Photographic History.” Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies. Volume 7, Number 1 (November 2016): http://imaginations.csj.ualberta.ca/?p=8748

“Onward! Canadian Expansionist Outlooks and the Photographs that Serve Them.” RACAR. Volume 41, Number 1 (2016): 76-84.

“Canada by Photograph: Instructed looking and tourism of the nineteenth-century Canadian landscape.” Histoire sociale/Social history. Special issue edited by Jack Little, Volume 49, Number 99 (June 2016): 309-327.

"A Tale of Two Cities: Photography and the Self-definition of Two Emergent Ontario Cities.” Journal of Canadian Studies devoted to “Meeting Places/Lieux de rencontre.” Special issue edited by Kerry Cannon, Volume 49, Number 2 (Spring 2016): 315-320.

“Benjamin Baltzly: A Photographer’s Expedition Journal.” Journal of Canadian Art History. Volume 35, Number 1 (Fall 2014): 16-129.

“Canada by Photograph: Instructed Looking and Tourism of the 19th-century Canadian Landscape.” The Otter. NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment / Nouvelle initiative canadienne en histoire de l’environnement. 19 January 2015. http://niche-canada.org/?p=7644

“Flood Watch: The Construction and Evaluation of Photographic Meaning in Alexander Henderson’s Snow and Flood After the Great Storms of 1869” in The Photograph and the Collection, ed. Graeme Farnell (Edinburgh and Boston: MuseumsEtc., 2013), 244-267.

“How Sublime! Religious exclamations and implications in the production of nineteenth-century Canadian topographical landscape photographs.” Journal of Religion and Culture. Volume 22. Special Edition, Conference Proceedings of the 16th GRSA Interdisciplinary Conference, Montreal (February 2011), 29-39.

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (REFEREED)

Paper at scholarly conference, “Sliding down the Timber Chute: The 1901 Royal Tour of Canada.American Society for Environmental History Conference, Chicago IL, 29 March - 7 April, 2017

Paper at scholarly conference, “Photographs of the Wolfe and Montcalm Monuments: Social Cohesion, Contested Space, Divided Histories. Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Charleston SC, 2-4 February, 2017

Researcher, “Canadian Photographic History Common Research Tool.” SSHRC Research Grant, Chair: Dr. Martha Langford; Co-researchers: Elizabeth Cavaliere, Karla McManus, Sharon Murray, Aurele Parisien, Zoe Tousignant. Concordia University, Montreal QC, 2010-2016

Paper at scholarly conference, “Onward! Canadian expansionist outlooks and the photographs that serve them. Nineteenth Century Studies Association Conference, Lincoln NE, 13-16 April 2016

Paper at scholarly conference, “Onward! Canadian expansionist outlooks and the photographs that serve them.American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle WA, 30 March - 4 April, 2016

Paper at scholarly conference, “Onward! Canadian expansionist outlooks and the photographs that serve them. University Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Conference, NSCAD University, Halifax NS, 4-5 November 2016

Workshop, “Canada by Photograph: Instructed looking and tourism of the nineteenth-century Canadian landscape.” Landscape, Nature, and Memory: Tourism History in Canada, NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment / Nouvelle initiative canadienne en histoire de l’environnement , Vancouver, British Columbia, 17-18 October 2014

Workshop, “Viewing Canada: The cultural implications of topographic photographs in Confederation-era Canada.” The Dominion of Nature: Environmental Histories of the Confederation Era, NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment / Nouvelle initiative canadienne en histoire de l’environnement, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown PEI, 31 July and 1 August 2014

Paper at scholarly conference, “Imaged Communities: Putting Canadian Photographic History in its Place.” Meeting Places: An international Canadian Studies Conference, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax NS and Mount Allison University, Sackville NB, 18-21 September 2013

Paper at scholarly conference, “Wrought Iron and Railroad Bridges: Alexander Henderson’s photographs along the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway.” Rust Regeneration and Romance: Iron and Steel Landscapes and Cultures, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Ironbridge UK, 10-14 July 2013

Paper at scholarly conference, “Flood Watch: The Construction and Evaluation of Photographic Meaning in Alexander Henderson’s Snow and Flood After the Great Storms of 1869.” Ethics and Aesthetics of Architecture and the Environment Conference, The Landscape Research Group, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne UK, 11-13 July 2012

Paper at scholarly conference, “Flood Watch: The Construction and Evaluation of Photographic Meaning in Alexander Henderson’s Snow and Flood After the Great Storms of 1869.” University Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa ON, 28-30 October 2011

 

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES (NON-REFEREED)

Public Lecture, “Nationalism and the Canadian Landscape.” Queen’s University, Kingston ON, 22 February 2016

Public lecture, “Surveying the Landscape: Cultural Imprints in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Topographical Photography.” Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal QC, 10 September 2015

Session Co-Chair at scholarly conference, “Out of the Wilderness and Into the City: Perspectives on Urbanism in Canada.” University Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Conference, OCAD University, Toronto ON, 23-26 October 2014. Co-chair Jessica Mace, York University

Public lecture, “Imaged Communities: Putting Canadian Photographic History in its Place.” Speaking on Photography Lecture Series, Concordia University, Montreal QC, 21 March 2013

Public lecture, “Alexander Henderson, the 19th century photographer and his many hats.” National Gallery of Canada, Photography Collectors Group, Ottawa ON, 23 January, 2013

Public lecture, “Wrought Iron Railroad Bridges: Alexander Henderson’s Photographs along the Quebec, Montreal, Ottawa & Occidental Railway.” National Gallery of Canada Fellow Lectures, Ottawa ON, 19 June, 2012

Radio interview, “Winter culture in Canadian art.” CBC Radio Montreal. Cinq a Six. 14 January, 2012 http://www.cbc.ca/cinqasix/visual-art/2012/01/14/winter-culture-in-canadian-art/

Public lecture, “How Sublime! Exclamations and implications in the production of nineteenth-century Canadian topographical landscape photographs.” Lunch Time Colloquium Series, Laurentian University Department of History, Sudbury ON, 16 February 2011

Session Co-Chair at scholarly conference, “Capturing the Change: Photography, Landscape, Ideology.” University Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Conference, Guelph ON, 14-16 October 2010. Co-chair Karla McManus, Concordia University

 

SELECTED GRANTS AND AWARDS

Award, American Society for Environmental History Travel Grant, $500, 2016

Award, University Art Association of Canada Essay Award, $250, 2016

Award, Michel de la Chenelière Prize, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, $5,000, 2015.

Award, Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award, Concordia University, $750, 2013

Fellowship, Lisette Model / Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography, National Gallery of Canada, $3,000, 2012

Award, Concordia Council on Student Life Participation Award, Concordia University, equivalent funds of 6 academic credits, 2012

Award, Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award, Concordia University, $750, 2012

Award, Department of Art History Fine Arts Travel Award, Concordia University, $1,000, 2012

Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award, $40,000, 2011 – 2013

Fellowship, Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, $30,000, 2009 – 2011

Scholarship, Entrance Award, York University, $14,000, 2007

 

UNIVERSITY SERVICE

Student Representative, Fine Arts Faculty Council, Concordia University, Montreal QC, September 2011 – May 2012

Treasurer, Executive Committee, Art History Graduate Student Association, Concordia University, Montreal QC, September 2010 – September 2011

Co-Director, Conference Committee, Art History Graduate Student Association, Concordia University, Montreal QC, September 2010 – March 2011