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Education
Doctorate of Philosophy: Cultural Studies, Queen’s University, In Progress
Master of Arts: Art History, Concordia University, Fall 2015
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Fine Arts, University of Regina, Spring 2013
Academic Positions Held
Visiting Scholar, Division of Art History and Critical Studies, NSCAD University, Spring 2017
Academic Scholarships
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS), 2016-2019
Senator Frank Carrel Fellowship, Queen’s University, 2015-2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship (OGS), 2015-2016
Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship, Concordia University, 2014-2015
Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, 2014-2015
Awards and Grants
Graduate Dean’s Doctoral Field Travel Grant, School of Graduate Studies, Queen’s University, 2017
Graduate Student Support Policy Travel Grant, Canadian Studies Network, 2017
Graduate Research-Creation/Community-Based Research and Action Fund, Cultural Studies Graduate Program at Queen’s University, 2017
Principal’s Student Initiatives Fund Grant, Queen’s University, 2017
Canada Graduate Scholarship (CGS) Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, 2016 (taken up during Fall 2017 in the School of Philosophy and Art History at the University of Essex)
David Edney Research Travel Award, Faculty of Arts and Science, Queen’s University, 2016 (Inaugural Recipient)
Principal’s Student Initiatives Fund Grant, Queen’s University, 2015
Concordia University Conference and Exposition Award, 2015
Nunavut Department of Culture and Heritage Grant, 2014
Concordia University Alumni Association, Special Projects Grant, 2014
Rubin Travel Award, Department of Art History, Concordia University, 2014
Graduate Student Mobility Award, Concordia International, Concordia University, 2014
Department of Art History Award, Concordia University, 2013
Academic Silver Prize, University of Regina, 2012-2013
Teaching Experience
FILM 320: Media and the Arts, Department of Film and Media, Queen’s University, Winter 2018
AHIS 2658: Global Tattoo Histories, Division of Art History and Critical Studies,NSCAD University, Spring 2017
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“‘If Only it Makes Them Pretty’: Tattooing in ‘Prompted’ Inuit Drawings,”  Études/Inuit/Studies, Vol. 40, No. 2 (Forthcoming)
“Without Restriction?: Inuit Tattooing and the Dr. Wyn Rhys-Jones Photograph Collection at the NWT Archives,” Visual Anthropology, Vol. 30, No. 4 (2017): 344-367 [download]
Conference Presentations
“Unusual Material”: Aba Bayefsky and the Tattoo Scenes of Toronto and Yokohoma,” International Visual Sociology Association (IVSA) Annual Meeting, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, June 21, 2017
“‘More or Less Artistic Designs’: The Regulation of Tattooing in Canadian Cities, 1924-1964,” Canadian Historical Association (CHA) Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, May 29, 2017
“‘Wrought With an Electric Needle’: Professional Tattooing’s Regulation in Urban Canada,” Canadian Society for the History of Medicine (CSHM) Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, May 27, 2017
“‘An Artist’s View of Tattooing’: Aba Bayefsky and Tattooing in Toronto and Yokohoma, 1978-1986,” Untold Stories of the Past 150 Years, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, April 28, 2017
‘Distinctive Marks’: Tattooing, Criminal Recordkeeping and the Kingston Penitentiary Inmate History Description Ledgers,” Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Meeting, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, October 29, 2016
“‘It Takes All Kinds’: Tattooing and Canadian Newspapers, 1913-1984,” Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Annual Meeting, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, May 29, 2016
“‘If Only It Makes Them Pretty’: Inuit Tattooing from Bodies to ‘Prompted’ Drawings,” Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC) Annual Meeting, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 7, 2015
“Toronto’s Unrecognized Professors, Sailors, and ‘Needlers’: Tattooing in the Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, 1913-1980,” Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC) Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, Ontario, May 9, 2015
“‘Those at the Eyes’: Tattoo Imagery as Continuity in the Knud Rasmussen Drawing Collection,” History Across the Disciplines: Narratives, Regions and Theories: Modes of Understanding the Past, Dalhousie University, March 21, 2015
“Kakiniit and Other ‘Strange Blue Speckles’: Self Representation and Qallunaat Images of Inuit Tattooing,” Context and Meaning XIV: Ideology(ies), Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, January 31, 2015
Invited Lectures
“Homeward (Un)Bound: Situating Canada’s Professional Tattoo History in an International Context,” Halifax Central Library, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 4, 2017
“Why Cultural Studies?: Interdisciplinarity and Graduate School,” Cultural Studies Open House, Queen’s University, November 25, 2016
“‘Before That Time:’ Inuit Tattoo Drawings from the National Museum of Denmark Collection,” ARTH 376 Topics in Amerindian and Inuit Art: Surveying Inuit Art Practices, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, October 19, 2016
“SSHRC Scholarships: Reflections on a Personal Experience,” SSHRC Funding Workshop, Cultural Studies SPEAKS/CUST 802, Queen’s University, October 12, 2016
“Inuit Tattooing in Inuit and Western Art: A Cross-Cultural Analysis,” ARTH 376 Topics in Amerindian and Inuit Art: Surveying Inuit Art Practices, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, February 10, 2015
Media Coverage
Chris Lambie, “Tattoo U: NSCAD offers new course on history of ancient body art,” Local Xpress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 12, 2017
Curatorial Experience
Curator and Programming Coordinator, Art and Media Lab at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, Queen’s University, Jan. 2016-May 2016
Curator, President’s Advisory Committee on Art, University of Regina, Jan. 2012-May 2013
University Service
Student Member, Cultural Studies Steering Committee, Queen’s University, Sept. 2016-Current
Professional Experience
Circulation Clerk, Digital Image and Slide Collection, Concordia University, Jan. 2014-May 2014
Affiliations
Canadian Studies Network (CSN)
Universities Art Association of Canada (UAAC)
Canadian Communications Association (CCA)
Popular Culture Association of Canada (PCAC)
Canadian Historical Association (CHA)