About

Jamie Jelinski is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in the history of Canadian visual culture from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period, most recently in the context of tattooing and images related to crime and criminal justice. He received his PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University (2019) with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and is currently an Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of History at Dalhousie University. Previously, Jelinski was Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Art History and Communication Studies at McGill University. In addition, he was recently awarded a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Art History at University of Toronto to begin in early 2023. Jelinski has been a Visiting Scholar in the Art History and Contemporary Culture Division at NSCAD University (2017) and, aided by the Ireland Canada University Foundation, in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast (2020). His research contributions include peer-reviewed articles in Urban History Review (Vol. 47, No. 1-2), Journal of Canadian Studies (Vol. 52, No. 2), Visual Anthropology (Vol.  30, No. 4), Études/Inuit/Studies (Vol. 42, No. 1)Sculpture Journal (forthcoming), and a chapter in the edited volume Museums and the Working Class. Jelinski’s first book, provisionally titled Needle Work: A History of Commercial Tattooing in Canada and Beyond, is under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press. He is also in the initial stages of a second book, tentatively titled Unseen Images: Crime, Access to Information, and Visual Culture in Canada, which is under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press.