Doctorate of Philosophy: Cultural Studies, Queen’s University, 2019
Master of Arts: Art History, Concordia University, 2015
Bachelor of Arts (Honours): Fine Arts, University of Regina, 2013
Postdoctoral Fellowships
Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dalhousie University, Department of History, 2021-2023 (Forthcoming, deferred from 2019-2021)
Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC) Postdoctoral Fellowship, McGill University, Department of Art History and Communication Studies, 2019-2021
Visiting Appointments
Visiting Scholar, School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics, Queen’s University Belfast, 1 March-15 April 2020
Visiting Scholar, Division of Art History and Critical Studies, NSCAD University, 1 March-1 July 2017
Unseen Images (provisional title, under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press, in preparation)
Needle Work: A History of Professional Tattooing in Canada (provisional title, under contract with McGill-Queen’s University Press, manuscript submitted)
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
“Bad Bastards?: Tattooing, Health, and Regulation in Twentieth Century Vancouver,” Urban History Review, Vol. 47, No. 1-2 (2018-19): 103-112 [download]
“‘An Artist’s View of Tattooing’: Aba Bayefsky and the Tattoo Scenes of Toronto and Yokohama, 1978-1986,” Journal of Canadian Studies, Vol. 52, No. 2 (2018): 451-480 [download]
“‘If Only it Makes Them Pretty’: Tattooing in ‘Prompted’ Inuit Drawings,” Études Inuit Studies, Vol. 42, No. 1 (2018): 211-241 [download]
“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]
Book Chapters
“‘Go and Take a Look at Millie Now’: What Tattooed Skin Removed from a Murdered Woman’s Body Reveals About Museums in Quebec,” in Museums and the Working Class, ed. Adele Chynoweth, London: Routledge (contribution peer-reviewed and accepted, volume pending final review)
Academic Scholarships
James M. Flaherty Research Scholarship, Ireland Canada University Foundation, 2019
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2016-2019
Senator Frank Carrel Fellowship, Queen’s University, 2015-2016
Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2015-2016
Power Corporation of Canada Graduate Fellowship, Concordia University, 2014-2015
Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship, Concordia University, 2014-2015
Awards and Grants
Principal’s Student Initiatives Fund Grant, Queen’s University, 2018
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 Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 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
Special Projects Grant, Concordia University Alumni Association, 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
Classes Taught
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
Conference Presentations
“‘Nature de l’évènement’: Photographic Evidence, Freedom of Information, and Montreal Metro Graffiti,” Breaking the Visual Flows, L’Université du Québec à Montréal, 7 October 2020
“‘Glad I Don’t Have Any on Me’: The Canadian Tattoo Scene and its Archives, 1892-1979,” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Meeting, University of Waterloo, 26 October 2018
“‘Visually Interesting and Not Without Some Mystery’: The Intersecting History of Professional Tattooing in Halifax and Beyond, 1896-1979,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, University of Regina, 30 May 2018
“‘A Function of What Happened’: Bob MacLean, Tattooing, and Fine Art from Halifax to British Columbia, 1970-1979,” Atlantic Canada Studies Conference, Acadia University, 4 May 2018
“Unusual Material”: Aba Bayefsky and the Tattoo Scenes of Toronto and Yokohama,” International Visual Sociology Association Annual Meeting, Concordia University, 21 June 2017
“‘More or Less Artistic Designs’: The Regulation of Tattooing in Canadian Cities, 1924-1964,” Canadian Historical Association Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, 29 May 2017
“‘Wrought With an Electric Needle’: Professional Tattooing’s Regulation in Urban Canada,” Canadian Society for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting, Ryerson University, 27 May 2017
“‘An Artist’s View of Tattooing’: Aba Bayefsky and Tattooing in Toronto and Yokohama, 1978-1986,” Untold Stories of the Past 150 Years, University College Dublin, 28 April 2017
‘Distinctive Marks’: Tattooing, Criminal Recordkeeping and the Kingston Penitentiary Inmate History Description Ledgers,” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Meeting, Université du Québec à Montréal, 29 October 2016
“‘It Takes All Kinds’: Tattooing and Canadian Newspapers, 1913-1984,” Canadian Communication Association Annual Meeting, University of Calgary, 29 May 2016
“‘If Only It Makes Them Pretty’: Inuit Tattooing from Bodies to ‘Prompted’ Drawings,” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Meeting, NSCAD University, 7 November 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 Annual Meeting, Niagara Falls, Ontario, 9 May 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, 21 March 2015
“Kakiniit and Other ‘Strange Blue Speckles’: Self Representation and Qallunaat Images of Inuit Tattooing,” Context and Meaning XIV: Ideology(ies), Queen’s University, 31 January 2015
Invited Lectures
“Dissolving the ‘Border’ Between Tattooing and Visual Art: A View from Halifax, 1896-1979,” ARTH 421 Bodies in Contact: Body Arts and Cultural Encounters, McGill University, 26 February 2020
“Documenting Mass Transit Graffiti: Photographic Evidence and Access to Information in Vancouver, Toronto, and Montreal,” COMS 354/ARTH 354 Media Studies of Crime: The Visual Culture of Crime, McGill University, 10 February 2020
“Hands Across the Sea: Charles Snow, Fred Baldwin, and Tattooing Between England and Canada,” L.R. Wilson Institute for Canadian History, McMaster University, 30 January 2019
“Homeward (Un)Bound: Situating Canada’s Professional Tattoo History in an International Context,” Halifax Central Library, 4 April 2017
“Why Cultural Studies?: Interdisciplinarity and Graduate School,” Cultural Studies Open House, Queen’s University, 25 November 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, 19 October 2016
“SSHRC Scholarships: Reflections on a Personal Experience,” SSHRC Funding Workshop, Cultural Studies SPEAKS/CUST 802, Queen’s University, 12 October 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, 10 February 2015
Media Coverage
Chris Lambie, “Tattoo U: NSCAD offers new course on history of ancient body art,” Local Xpress, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 12 May 2017
University Service
Student Member, Cultural Studies Steering Committee, Queen’s University, Sept. 2016-May 2018