Keri Cronin

Faculty of Humanities

Keri Cronin

Chair, Department of Visual Arts
Associate Professor Art History
PhD Queens University
Office: GLN 117
Telephone: (905) 688-5550 ext. 5306

Keri Cronin is an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University. She is also a Faculty Affiliate in Brock's Social Justice & Equity Studies Graduate Program and the editor of The Brock Review. She is the author of Manufacturing National Park Nature: Photography, Ecology and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper National Park (UBC Press, 2011) and the co-editor (with Kirsty Robertson) of Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture & Activism in Canada (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011). Her current research focuses on how 19th century welfare activists used art and visual culture in their campaign and educational efforts.

Recent Publications

J. Keri Cronin, “Can’t You Talk?: Voice and Visual Culture in 19th Century Animal Welfare Campaigns” Early Popular Visual Culture Vol. 9 no.3 (2011): 203-223.

Imagining Resistance: Visual Culture & Activism in Canada (co-edited with Kirsty Robertson). Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2011.

Manufacturing National Park Nature: Photography, Ecology, and the Wilderness Industry of Jasper National Park. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2011.

“Exhibits of a Botanicuratorial Nature” Public Vol. 41 (Spring 2010): 66-79.

“Science on a Salad Plate?: Thinking About the Representation of Natural History in the Canadian Historic Dinner Service Project” Scientia Canadensis Vol. 31 no.1/2 (Fall 2008): 113-130.

“A Tale of Two Parks: Photography, Pollution, and ‘The Pecuniary Canons of Taste’” in Thorstein Veblen's Contribution to Environmental Sociology: Essays in the Political Ecology of Wasteful Industrialism (ed. Ross Mitchell). Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2007. pp.257-286.

“‘The Bears are Plentiful and Frequently Good Camera Subjects’: Picture Postcards and the Framing of Interspecific Encounters in Canada’s Rocky Mountain Parks” Mosaic Vol. 39 no. 4 (December 2006): 77-92.

Niche Network in Canadian History & Environment Interview

Humanities Research Institute profile

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Keri Cronin

Departmental Events

Figure Grounds: Student Art Show
April 18, 2014 - 11:00am - April 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
TRACE: VISA Honours Exhibition
March 21, 2014 - 7:00pm - April 27, 2014 - 9:00pm