About

Jamie Jelinski studies the history of Canadian visual culture, most recently in the context of tattooing, from the nineteenth century to the contemporary period. He received his PhD in Cultural Studies from Queen’s University (2019) with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. 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, Journal of Canadian Studies, Visual Anthropology, and Études/Inuit/Studies. 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. His second book, tentatively titled Unseen Images, is under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press and a preliminary version of a chapter, which he was recently profiled in the Globe and Mail for, is forthcoming in the edited volume Museums and the Working Class.