Research and Teaching Interests:
- Canadian Art
- 19th Century American & European Art
- Critical Theory
- Post-Colonial & Post-Colonial Feminist Theory
- Visual Culture of Slavery
- Historical & Contemporary Popular Culture
- Neoclassical Sculpture
- British Imperialism and Landscape Art
"Edmonia Lewis' Death of Cleopatra: White Marble, Black Bodies and Racial Crisis in America"eds. Professor Janice Helland and Professor Deborah Cherry Local/Global: Women Artists in the Nineteenth-Century (London: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006).
"The 'Hottentot Venus' in Canada: Modernism, Censorship and the Racial Limits of Female Sexuality" eds. Camille Nelson and Charmaine Nelson Racism Eh?: A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race in the Canadian Context (Concord: Captus Press/Captus University, Publications, 2004).
"Buried in a Watery Grave: Trauma, Commemoration and Memorialization of the Middle Passage" eds. Michelle Goodwin, Sandra Jackson Fassil Demisse The Black Body: Imagining, Writing, and (Re)reading (University of South Africa Press, 2008).
"Blacks in White Marble: Interracial Female Subjects in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Neoclassicism" eds. Dr. Regina E. Spellers and D. Kimberly R. Moffitt Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities (Cresskill, N.J.: Hampton Press, Inc., 2009).
"The Fruits of Resistance: Reading Portrait of a Negro Slave on the Sly" Public Eating Things (Special Issue), 30:13-23, 2004, pp. 13-24.
"Hiram Powers' America: Shackles, Slaves and the Racial Limits of Nineteenth-Century National Identity" Canadian Review of American Studies vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 167-183 (2004).
"Slavery, Portraiture and the Colonial Limits of Canadian Art," Canadian Woman Studies/les cahier de la femme Women and the Black Diaspora - Winter 2004, vol. 23, Number 2, pp. 22-29.
"White Marble, Black Bodies and the Fear of the Invisible Negro: Signifying Blackness in Mid-Nineteenth-Century Neoclassical Sculpture" Revue d'art canadienne/Canadian Art Review (RACAR) XXVII, 1-2, 2000, pp. 87-101. (2004 - backdated).
Exhibition Catalogues and Essays
"Venuse africaine: Race, Beauty and African-ness" ed. Jan Marsh Black Victorians: Black People in British Art 1800-1900 (London, UK, Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2006).
"Black Hair/Her-Stories: Joscelyn Gardner's Inverted Portraits" ed. Joscelyn Gardner White Skin, Black Kin: 'Speaking the Unspeakable' (The Barbados Museum and Historical Society, St. Ann's Garrison, St. Michael, Barbados, 2004).
Through An-Other's Eyes: White Canadian Artists - Black Female Subjects (Oshawa: Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 1999).
Legacies Denied: Unearthing the Visual Culture of Canadian Slavery
Vernissage: May 22nd, 2013
Exhibition: May 22nd - July 31st