Postdoctoral Fellow, Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak


Jennifer is a Settler-Canadian scholar whose research and writing focuses on the relationship between arts-based research, community engagement, and social justice. She holds an MA in Material and Visual Culture from the University College of London and a PhD in Visual Anthropology from the University of Victoria. Since 2012, she has held a much loved research position with the Residential and Indian Day School Art Research Program (RIDSAR) that has included collaborations with Residential School Survivors, Elders, academics, artists, students, and heritage professionals. From 2017-2018 she held a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Cultural Studies Department at Queen’s University and continues to maintain a position as Collaborator with the Creative Conciliations Collective researching the production of visual culture and aesthetic action pertaining to (re)conciliation work currently underway across the territories now known as Canada. She is very excited to take on the role of Postdoctoral Fellow with the Six Seasons of the Asiniskow Ithiniwak: Reclamation, Regeneration, and Reconciliation Partnership Project at the University of Winnipeg. With this position, she hopes to continue to engage in critical dialogues concerning the need for public institutions such as museums, galleries, and universities to take active roles in producing anti-colonial, anti-oppressive, and inclusive pedagogies and the essential role creative and community engagement plays in these debates.


Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Robinson, Jennifer Claire. 2018. “Institutional Culture and the Work of Human Rights in Canadian Museums”. Museum Management and Curatorship. (Print issue forthcoming fall 2018). Available online:
  • Tremblay, Crystal, Spilker, Robin, Nagel, Rhianna, Robinson, Jennifer and Leslie Brown. 2017. “Assessing the Outcomes of Community-University Engagement Networks in a Canadian Context”. Engaged Scholar Journal: Community-Engaged Research, Teaching, and Learning 3(2): 1-21.
  • Robinson, Jennifer Claire. (2016) “Archival Theatre: Place and Performance in Early 20th Century London.” Early Popular Visual Culture 14(1): 16-54.

Book Chapters

  • Robinson, Jennifer Claire. 2018.“Coming Undone: Protocols of Emotion in Canadian Human Rights Museology”. In Emotion, Affective Practices and the Past in the Present, eds. Laurajane Smith, Margaret Wetherell, and Gary Campbell. Routledge Key Issues in Cultural Heritage, pp.150-163. London: Routledge.


  • Robinson, Jennifer Claire. 2017. “Review of: The Canadian Oral History Reader, edited by Kristina R. Llewellyn, Alexander Freund, and Nolan Reilly”. International Journal of Heritage Studies 23(7): 675-677.