Professor, History of Art and Visual Culture
Dr. Keri Cronin is a historian of visual culture with an interest in exploring the ways in which images shape and challenge dominant ideas in our society. Cronin teaches a range of courses relating to the history and study of visual culture including 19th century visual culture, and a special topics class on the representation of animals which is the focus of her current research. She recently published a book with Penn State University Press called Art for Animals which explores some of the ways in which visual culture and animal rights intersected in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Currently, she working on a SSHRC-funded project which explores human-animal histories in the Niagara region.
Visual Culture, Animal Studies, Animal Histories
J. Keri Cronin, Art for Animals: Visual Culture and Animal Advocacy, 1870-1914. Penn State University Press, 2018.
J. Keri Cronin, Tim Fowler, and Doug Hagar, “When Neglect Isn’t Working Anymore: The Unlikely Success of The Tuxedo Party.” Society & Animals 26 (2018): 1-29.
J. Keri Cronin and Lisa Kramer, “Challenging the Iconography of Oppression: Confronting Speciesism Through Art and Visual Culture.” Journal of Animal Ethics 8 no. 1 (Spring 2018): 80-92.
J. Keri Cronin, “‘And Has Not Art Promoted Our Work Also’: Visual Culture in Animal-Human History.” In Routledge Handbook for Animal-Human Histories, edited by Hilda Kean & Philip Howell, 251-272. London & New York: Routledge, 2018.