The Graduate Union of Students of Art invite you to join the first session of its Research Meet and Greet Series:
Meet Our Postdocs: Katherine Jackson and Jessica Mace
Friday, December 4, 2020
1 to 2 pm
Online via Zoom
Katherine Jackson is an art historian, writer and archivist that specializes in post-war sculpture and conceptual art. She is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto and is a recipient of the Canadian Social Science and Humanities (SSHRC) and the University of Toronto's Art and Science Postdoctoral Research Fellowships. Jackson is also currently part-time faculty at Parsons School of Art and Design at the New School in New York City. Jackson has a PhD in Art History from the University of British Columbia and previous awards include a Canadian Social Sciences and Humanities Research (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship, Paul Mellon Research Support Grant and Flat Time House’s State 0 research residency. In 2019 she was the assistant editor at the Vera List Center for Art and Politics at the New School in New York City and from 2015–2018, she worked as the Artist Placement Group’s archive and research specialist at the home of APG cofounder John Latham’s Flat Time House in London. During her time at Flat Time House, Jackson was the research specialist for the Serpentine’s 2017 Exhibition, John Latham: A World View and her essay “From Theory to Practice: John Latham’s Placement with the Scottish Office 1975–76” is featured in the exhibition catalogue. Jackson is currently the research specialist for the Incidental Unit, the most recent artist initiative by Barbara Steveni, founder of the Artist Placement Group and has co-organized events or been a guest speaker at various institutions including University College London, Chelsea College of Art, Five Years Gallery, Goldsmiths University of London and Flat Time House.
Jessica Mace, PhD, is the current Postdoctoral Fellow in Canadian Architecture and Landscapes in the Department of Art History at the University of Toronto. Her research explores concepts of modernity and heritage in the architecture of the nineteenth through to the mid-twentieth centuries, particularly in housing and in industrial contexts in Canada. Her research has been supported by le Centre interuniversitaire d’études sur les lettres, les arts et les traditions; a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship; The St George's Society of Toronto; and a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Graduate Scholarship (SSHRC). Since 2015, she has been the Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and currently serves as Secretary on the Executive Committee of the Association of Critical Heritage Studies. She also serves as adjunct faculty in both the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal and the Department of Visual Art and Art History at York University.