Jennifer Claire Robinson
Jennifer holds a MA in Material and Visual Culture from the University College of London and a BA in Anthropology and History from the University of British Columbia.
Since 2012, she has held a much loved research position with a collective of Residential School Survivors, Elders, academics, artists, students, and heritage professionals known as the Residential and Indian Day School Art Research Program on the Coast Salish territories of Vancouver Island. Jennifer recently received her PhD in Visual Anthropology and Materiality from the University of Victoria. Her dissertation titled The Exhibition Landscape of Human Rights in Canada: An Ethnographic Study into Process and Design, funded through fellowships from the University of Victoria and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, assessed how human rights violations that have occurred in Canada have been curated, programmed, and researched through Canadian museums. She is very excited to take on the role of Post-Doctoral Fellow as of September 2017 with the Creative Conciliations research collective through Queen’s University. With this position, she hopes to continue to engage in critical dialogues concerning the need for institutions such as museums and universities to take an active role in producing decolonizing pedagogies concerning rights and justice and the essential role that art, artists, and creative research methodologies play in these debates currently underway in Canada.