As the first black professor of Art History at a Canadian university, I bring a unique outlook to the study of art, culture, and history. Identity is always a part of scholarship and my identity as a black woman in Canada has shaped the questions that I have asked and continue to ask when I think about art, community, culture, and history.
Although all three of my degrees are in the discipline of Art History, my interdisciplinary research draws from other areas like Anthropology, Cultural Studies, and History. I examine several regions including Canada, the USA, and the Caribbean and analyze both “high” art and popular culture forms like neoclassical sculpture, oil portraiture, historical photography, and clothing. Although a specialist in Canadian art, I am also a scholar of the Black Diaspora, which of course includes Canada.