I am an Associate Professor in the Visual Arts Department at Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada) where I teach courses in the history of art and visual culture. I am also a Faculty Affiliate in Brock’s Social Justice & Equity Studies graduate program and a member of the Faculty Steering Committee for the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock. I am currently serving as the Chair of the Advisory Council for the National Museum of Animals & Society. My current research focuses on the ways in which animal advocacy groups in the late 19th and early 20th centuries used art and visual culture in their campaigns.

When I’m not teaching, writing, doing research, or academic administrative work you might find me volunteering at a farm sanctuary, rescuing cats, working in the garden, or cooking vegan food. I am also the co-founder of Niagara VegFest.