Jacqueline Atkin

PhD Candidate in Art History, McGill University

Jacqueline Atkin is a PhD Candidate and Course Lecturer in the Department of Art History at McGill University. In her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Tracing the Human Face: The Art and Science of Emotional Expression,” Jacqueline explores how later 19th-century medical imagery produced within the field of neurology informed modernist art-making practices. More specifically, she examines how neurological ideas about emotional expression in humans traveled across media, disciplines, and countries through clinical portraits of patients.  Her doctoral research is supported by the Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship and the Wolfe Chair in Scientific and Technological Literacy Dissertation Fellowship.  Jacqueline holds a BA in Humanities from York University and an MA in Art History from McGill University.  In addition to her academic work, Jacqueline has worked on a number of museum exhibitions, including the Art Gallery of Ontario’s Impressionism in the Age of Industry (2018) and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ Paris 1900 and Post-Impressionism (2020). 

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