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Curriculum vitae

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research positions
teaching positions
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publications: books, articles
conference papers, talks
community service

Current Position

Assistant Professor, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA

Previous Position

2019 Fulltime Faculty, Liberal Arts, Ringling College of Art & Design, Sarasota, Florida.



2014  PhD, Art History and Criticism. SUNY Stony Brook. Dissertation

2009  Graduate Certificate in Cultural Studies, SUNY Stony Brook

2006  MA, Joint Programme in Communication and Culture, Ryerson/York University.Thesis

2000  Certificate of Multimedia, Vancouver Community College

1999  BFA, Visual Arts Studio Practise, Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design

1990  Diploma of Visual Communication Medicine Hat College, Alberta

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Research Positions

Associate Editor, History of Illustration

Postdoctoral Fellow in Popular Print, Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, Washington University in St. Louis.

Scholar-in-Residence, The Cahén Archives.


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Teaching Positions

Rhode Island School of Design

Washington University

OCAD University

Wilfrid Laurier University

Stony Brook University

Parsons, New School of Design

Toronto Metropolitan University


Selected Publications – Books, Articles, Catalogues, Conference Proceedings

“Magazine Digest, Canadian Invader?" chapter in Magazines and Modern Identities, edited by Tim Satterthwaite. Bloomsbury Academic. 

“Olive Allen’s Bad Anna: The Modern Girl, Illustrated,” chapter in Nineteenth-Century Women Illustrators and Cartoonists, edited by Joanna Devereux. Manchester University Press.

“Illustrator Identity in the Historical Record, 1830-1970: A Quantitative, Bibliographic Inquiry into Canon and Renown,” Nathalie Collé et al, editors, Illustrating Identity-ies / Illustrer l’identité. Vol. 10. Collection:  Book Practices & Textual Itineraries. Nancy: Presses Universitaires de Nancy – Éditions Universitaires de Lorraine, 2020. 246 pages. ISBN : 978-2-8143-0580-9.

"Recuperating Magazine Digest: Jewish Identity and Cultural Nationalism in Canadian Publishing," The Devil’s Artisan: A Journal of the Printing Arts, Number 87 (Fall/Winter 2020): 45-64  

“Embodying Word and Image: Magazines in Illustration Studies,” Special forum on Reading and Using the Magazine in Academic Research: Interdisciplinary Methodologies, Modernism/modernity, Volume 4, Cycle 2 (July 2019) .

“Present and Future Adventures in Illustration” and “The Illustration Game,”Communication Arts, Vol. 61 Issue 2 (April/May): 12, 14, 16-17.

“Crossing the Line: Canadian Satire of the Pretty Girl North and South of the 49th Parallel.” In Sketches for an Unquiet Country - Canadian Graphic Satire 1840-1940, edited by Dominic Hardy, Annie Gérin, Lora Senechal Carney (McGill-Queens University Press, 2018): 170-205.

“Bending Before the Storm: Continentalism in the Visual Culture of Canadian Magazines,” Journal of Borderlands Studies, 2018.

History of Illustration. Edited by Susan Doyle, Jaleen Grove, and Whitney Sherman (Fairchild Books/Bloomsbury, February 2018). 392 pp.

“The Illustrator as Public Intellectual,” introduction to the Journal of Illustration Vol. 4 Issue 1 (Spring 2017): 3-6.

“Oscar Cahén’s Vulgar Modernism,” The Devil’s Artisan: A Journal of the Printing Arts, Number 79 (Fall/Winter 2016): 3-38.

Oscar Cahén: Life and Work (Toronto: Art Canada Institute, September 2015). e-book; print edition 120 pp.

“Drawing Out Illustration History,” Revue d’art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review (RACAR), Vol. 40, Issue 2 (Fall, 2015): 115-129.

“Evaluating Illustration Aesthetically: Points for Consideration for Those New to the Field." Illustrators Illustrated

"Too Posterish? How Arthur Heming Got Lost in the Wilds of Canadian Art." Chapter in Arthur Heming, Chronicler of the North, edited by Cassandra Getty, published by Museum London, Ontario.

"Netting Jellyfish: A Point of View on Illustration Research in the United States and Canada.] Journal of Writing in Creative Practise, Vol. 4, #3 (June 2012), 287.

“A Castle of One's Own: Interactivity in Chatelaine Magazine, 1928-1935.” Journal of Canadian Studies, Volume 45, Number 3 (Fall 2011).

Walter Haskell Hinton, Illustrator of the Popular American West, Knoxville: Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee.

“Towards Illustration Theory: Harold Rosenberg, Robert Weaver, and the ‘Action Illustrator’?” [article] Art Criticism, Vol. 24, Issue 1 (Spring, 2009).

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Creative Positions

2002-09  Creative Consultant, Condition 30 Inc.

2001-04  Multimedia Developer, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

2000-01  Senior Illustrator, User Friendly Media, New Westminster, BC

1992-93  Apprentice Antiquarian Bookbinder, Courtland Benson, Victoria, BC

1990-on  Freelance
Illustration: cartoon, editorial, book, advertising
Graphic Design: web, print, identity

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Selected Conferences and Speaker Engagements

 Giuseppe Castellano, 80-min interview, The Illustration Dept Podcast, April 11.

“The Lacuna’s Calling: A Graphic Reckoning With History.” Conference keynote, 35 mins. CCL (UAW) Design School, London, UK, Nov. 25.  

“Globalizing the Illustration History Survey,” Open Art Histories Pedagogy Institute, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON, June 16-18. 

"Olive Allen and Graphic Nonchalance in Edwardian Girls’ Media," Design History Society virtual seminar: Hidden Histories: Gender in Design, May 5. 

“Visual Notetaking,” Journée d’études, Illustration Studies: New Approaches, New Directions. Illustr4tio, University of London Birkbeck, April 28.

“Oscar Cahén: How to Fit In,” Toronto Friends of the Visual Arts, April 12.  

"A Historiography of Studies, History, and Research in Illustration", Illustration Studies conference, HSE School of Art and Design, Moscow, April 21-23.  

"What is Illustration? Framing Our Research". Transposition as Artistic Practice (part 1 of Illuminating the Non-Representable), Faculty of Art, Music, and Design, University of Bergen, Norway, Oct. 19 [online]. 

“Magazine Digest: A Forgotten Jewish-Canadian Alternative to Cultural Nationalism.” Future States: Modernity and national identity in popular magazines, 1890-1945. Centre for Design History at the University of Brighton, 30 March – 17 April.

Old Texts/New Data: The Canon According to Illustration Experts, 1830-1970.” Illustration Across Media: Nineteenth Century to Now, Washington University, St Louis, March 21-23.

“Visualizing Data Concerning the Canon According to Illustration Experts, 1830-1970.” College Art Assoc., New York, February.

“Art Matters Podcast: Artists as Book Illustrators.” Podcast hosted by Ferren Gipson, ART UK, November 13.

“Body Count: A Graphic Reckoning in the Illustration Morgue.” University of Northern Michigan, January 23.

Roundtable chair, “A Theoretical Turn? International Perspectives on How Theory Impacts Illustrators' Education, Output, and Identity,” Illustr4tio/Illustration Research Symposium, Université de Lorraine, Nancy, France, November 10.

“Anita Kunz, The Satirical Portrait, and Being In-Between.” University Art Assoc. of Canada. UQAM, Montreal, QC, October 29.

“Discovering a Text Within the History of Illustration: A Case Study.” [with Susan Doyle and Whitney Sherman] ICON9, Hilton Hotel, Austin, TX, July 6.

“Sara Angel, Jaleen Grove, and Dianna Symonds on Oscar Cahén,” Art Canada Institute Lecture Series, Massey College, Toronto. October 25.

“Rabbi Jesus: Social Harmony in Oscar Cahén’s Illustrations for Magazine Digest, 1944-1946,” Illustration Research Symposium, RISD, Providence, RI, November 6.

“Crossing the Line: Canadian Illustration North and South of the 49th Parallel 1880-1960,” [paper] Second international Conference, Culture and the Canada-US Border Network, University of Nottingham, June 20-22.

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2014       Teaching Fellowship, Stony Brook University
2011       Rockwell Center Dissertation Fellowship
2009       SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship
2007       Tuition Scholarship, Stony Brook U
2006       Rogers Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2005       SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship
2005       External Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)


Selected Service

2020-2022 RISD Faculty Steering Committee

2012 (began) Associate Editor, Journal of Illustration, initiative of the Illustration Research Group (UK based).

2016 Advisor, The Museum of the Street: 50 Years of Canadian Illustration, an exhibition curated by Gail Geltner and Bill Grigsby, John B. Aird Gallery, Toronto, January 12 – February 5.

2013-2016 Member, Sheridan College Illustration Program Advisory Committee. 2013-2016.


Selected Reviews and Interviews

Nigel Beale, long interview, "Jaleen Grove on Avant Garde Illustration 1900-1950," The Biblio File podcast, Jan. 1, 2022.

2018 Rachel Oakley, “An Artist Talks,” Mining Journal, January 24, A1

2017 Michael Dooley, Interview, “Illustration History Gets the Care and Attention It Deserves,” Print, December 31.

2016 Rick Poynor, “Illustration, Illuminated: Turning a Critical Eye Toward the History of Illustration,Print, Sept. 12.

2015 Katie Tandy, “6 Female Illustrators Weigh In On Sexism, Feminism, and the Newsweek Fiasco,”, March 17.

2014 Danica Davidson, "Comics with a Cause at Comic-Con? Hell, Yeah!" Interview. MTV Act, Aug. 4

2011 Robin McConnell. Interview on Oscar Cahén. Inkstuds radio show and podcast. Oct. 14

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