Below is a list of faculty that are active in the department, and available to students with course specific questions. If you need administrative support, we encourage you to refer your questions to one of the following;

  • The Chair of the department (see below) can address detailed program questions, including program requirements, planning and selection, research opportunities, graduate studies, and more.
  • The Academic Advisor, if available, can offer support including course registration and course load, important dates, academic policies and more.
  • The Academic Deans serve as the academic and administrative anchors to the professors within their Faculties or Schools as well as the students.

Faculty of the Art History Department:

Dr. Claude Lacroix

Associate Professor – Chair of Art History

Claude Lacroix earned his B.A. Honours in Visual Arts from the University of Ottawa, his Masters in Art History/Fine Arts from the Université de Montréal and his Ph.D. in Art History and Theory from the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, where he held a SSHRC Doctoral scholarship.

Dr. Lacroix’s Research

Claude Lacroix has a broad range of teaching and research interests, particularly on modern and contemporary art. His recent research examines how diverse representations of the human body in the visual arts cross borders between a real and an imaginary identity, especially when they deviate from artistic norms. His focus is on the human body as a site of mimicry, difference, or resistance and how it supports or challenges notions of identity, gender, ethnicity, race and other forms of identity as they are constructed by social, cultural and aesthetic conventions.

Field of Interest:

  • Modern and contemporary art
  • Critical theory
  • Interdisciplinary approaches
  • Representations of the human body
  • Art and identity in the age of globalization
  • Government sponsored public art, collecting practices and politics

Courses taught:

FIH101 Survey of Western Art I: Prehistory to Medieval
FIH102 Survey of Western Art II: Renaissance to Modern
FIH201 Aspects of Renaissance and Baroque Art
FIH216 Baroque and Rococo Art
FIH220 Twentieth-Century Art to the Sixties
FIH221 Art Since the 1960s
FIH230 History and Theories of Photography
FIH240 Art, Popular and Mass Culture
FIH260 Art and Nature: From Landscape to Environmental and Ecological Art
FIH312 The Philosophy and Criticism of Art
FIH314 Colonial & Postcolonial Issues in the Visual Arts
FIN322 Seminar in 20th Century Art: Contemporary Art Practices, Institutions, Theory and Criticism
FIH323 Seminar in Art History, Theory and Criticism of Art I
LIB204 Reason and Reformation: The Early Modern World
LIB206 The Malaise of Modernity
LIB250 Thematic Seminar: From Utopia to Dystopia: Russia and the USSR c. 1900-1950
LIB250 Thematic Seminar: Surrealism – manifestos, novels, poetry, art, photography, film, philosophy, and politics

Dr. Lacroix’s Publications

Book Chapters:

“Promenades et flâneries d’artistes? Pratiques habitantes alternatives et dissidentes”, Interroger la représentation de l’habiter urbain dans la fiction contemporaine, sous la direction de Christophe Duret et Christiane Lahaie, Québec, Lévesque Éditeur, 2022.

“The Visual Politics of the Body in Germany between the Two World Wars”, The Body in History, Culture, and the Arts, edited by Justyna Jajszczok, Aleksandra Musiał. New York & London: Rouledge, 2019, pp. 85-105.

“Andres Serrano’s Piss Christ, Christian Conservatives Protests and Court Actions”, Provocation as Art, edited by edited by Doru POP. Cluj-Napoca:, © Accent, 2015, pp. 23-36.

“L’expérience du musée virtuel”, in Hypertextes. Espaces virtuels de lecture et d’écriture, sous la direction de Christian Vandendorpe et Denis Bachand, Québec, Éditions Nota bene, 2002, p.249-266.

“Nomadic Identity. Of Memory and Fiction / Identité nomade. De mémoire et de fictions”, in Chantal Dahan. The Dahan Bunch : Perdus dans l’espace. Exhibition catalogue. Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2001, pp. 15-18; 29-32.

“Le couple dans tous ses états /  States of Uncertainties“, in Thomas Corriveau. Montréal, DAZIBAO Centre de photographies actuelles [1993], 2014 electronic version available on e-artexte, ©Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND, pp. 15-22, 47-51.


“Nomadic Artists: Identity, Memory and Fictions”, on-line, The Verge Arts Series under (Be)longing: Art and Identity in an Age of Anxiety, edited by Jeff Warren ( 2006.

“L’intégration des arts à l‘architecture et à l‘environnement”, Journal of Eastern Townships Studies / Revue d’études des Cantons-de-l’Est No. 28, printemps 2006, Lennoxville: Centre de ressources pour l’étude des Cantons-de-l’Est, pp. 59-76.

“L’oeuvre d’art. Du musée au site Web”, on-line electronic magazine Chair et Métal, 2002

“Nomadic Identity. Of Memory and Fiction”, in Chantal Dahan, Ottawa, Ottawa Art Gallery, 2001, pp. 15-18; 29-32.

Conference Papers:

The Aesthetics and Politics of the Body in Germany between the Two World Wars, Corpus Historicus: The Body in History Conference, Sosnowiec, Poland, June 30 – July 1, 2017.

Images du corps et représentation des âges de la vie dans l’art,  Âges et passages, Rencontres science et société de Québec, Université Laval et Musée de la civilisation, Québec. March 20–21, 2015.

The Body as Site of Difference, Dissent and Resistance (June 3), The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER), 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Athens, Greece, June 2–6, 2014.

Culte du corps et iconoclastie en Allemagne d’entre-deux-guerres (May 12), 82e du Congrès de l’Acfas, Université Concordia, Montréal, May 12–16, 2014.

Introduction: The Unrealized Extravagance of the Avant-Garde (November 2), UAAC Annual Conference (University Art Association of Canada), Concordia University. Montreal, November 1–3, 2012

German Bodies: From Ideal to ‘Degenerate’ (1918-1938), Bodies in Question(s) Symposium, event jointly organized by Crossing Borders and Montreal Dance Company Van Grimde Corps Secrets, Bishop’s University, March 14. 2012

Art, Gender, and Deviance, Crossing Borders Panel, Research Week, Bishop’s University, March 23, 2010,

Quebec’s 1% Public Art: Collecting Practices and Politics (24 October 2009), UAAC Annual  Conference (University Art Association of Canada), University of Alberta, Edmonton, October 22-25, 2009.

Public Art, For Whose Sake? (October 17, 2008), at The Arts and Community Conference held at Trinity Western University in Langley, B.C., October 16-18, 2008

Nomadic Artists: Identity, Memory and Fictions (May 6, 2006), (Be)longing: Art and Identity in an Age of Anxiety, Verge Arts Series conference held at Trinity Western University, Langley, B.C. May 4 -7, 2006

Global Village. The 60s: Art, Myth, and Realities, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, October 29, 2003.

L’expérience du musée virtuel (12 octobre 2001), Conference: Espaces virtuels de lecture et d’écriture, University of Ottawa and Concordia University, October 11-12,  2001

Museum Web-Sites: The Lure of Museum Without Walls (Septembre 5, 2000) CIHA: Thirtieth International Congress of the History of Art, University of London, G-B. September 4-7, 2000.

The Fall of Art History: Walter Benjamin’s Redemption of a Discipline (November 7), UAAC Annual Conference (University Art Association of Canada), University of British Columbia and The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design, Vancouver, November 5–11, 1996

Le photomontage: “Entre voir et entendre” (August 17), Third International Conference, International Association of Word and Image Studies, Carleton University and University of Ottawa, August 15–21, 1993

Dr. Gentiane Belanger

Dr. Gentiane Belanger

Dr. Susan Hart

Contract Faculty

Susan Hart earned her Ph.D. in Art History at Concordia University with a dissertation that addressed notions of Canadian identity as constructed by commemorative monuments on Confederation Boulevard in Ottawa. Dr. Hart teaches part-time at Bishop’s University where Canadian content and context are an important element in her lectures. She continues to pursue her interest in how public art, sculpture and monuments inform and perform cultural memory and identity.

Mr. Jean Klucinskas

Mr. Jean Klucinskas

Contract Faculty

Jean Klucinskas has a Bachelors in Fine Arts (B.F.A) from Concordia University, and an M.A. in Philosophy, from Université de Montréal; writing on Hegel’s Aesthetics. He subsequently entered the PhD. Program in Comparative Literature at the Université de Montréal. His doctoral thesis is on the Discourses of Artistic Production in France, Germany and England during the Eighteenth Century.

Mr. Klucinskas’s Research

Jean Klucinskas teaches a variety of courses that concern the history of ideas and the Fine Arts. His research interests are in the areas of Aesthetics and early modern theories of Art in XVIIIe Century Europe. He is also interested in concepts of the «image» and of «visuality», film theory and Photography; looking in particular at how Photography and Film have been used in recent Art.

Research Interests:

  • The Institution of Art Criticism and of Aesthetics.
  • Art theories in early Modernity: French, German and English (1660-1820).
  • The Culture of Enlightenment and XVIIIe Century Europe.
  • Theories of the Image and Visuality.
  • The use of Photography and Film in Contemporary Art.
  • Cultural Recycling.
Mr. Klucinskas’s Publications

Books (co-edited)

Transmédiations, traversées culturelles de la modernité tardive, Mélanges offerts à Walter Moser, Eds. Jean-François Vallée, Jean Klucinskas et Gilles Dupuis, Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2012. 324 p.

Esthétique et recyclage culturel, exploration de la culture contemporaine, Eds. Jean Klucinskas et Walter Moser, Ottawa: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, 2004.


«Préface préposthume: Un homme aux qualités transversales», 5-22, Jean-François Vallée & Jean Klucinskas, in Transmédiations, traversées culturelles de la modernité tardive, Mélanges offerts à Walter Moser, Sous la direction de Jean-François Vallée, Jean Klucinskas et Gilles Dupuis, Montréal: Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 2012. 324p.

«Le corps immaculé : l’image d’Antinoüs chez Hogarth et Diderot », 319-337, dans Le corps romanesque ; images et usages topiques sous l’Ancien Régime. Presses universitaires de Laval, (Québec). Sous la direction de Monique Moser-Verrey, Lucie Desjardins et Chantal Turbide, 2009. (Second printing: Éd. Hermann, Paris: 2015)

«Introduction», Jean Klucinskas & Walter Moser, 1-27, Esthétique et recyclage culturel, exploration de la culture contemporaine, dir. Jean Klucinskas et Walter Moser, Ottawa: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, 2004. (Trans. «A estética à prova da reciclagem cultural» 17- 42, Literatura Scripta : Revista do Centro de Estudos Luso-afro-brasileiros da PUC Minas: Brasil, Vol. 11, No. 20, 2007)

«La dramatisation et l’intensité de la répétition» 151-160, dans Esthétique et recyclage culturel, exploration de la culture contemporaine, dir. Jean Klucinskas et Walter Moser, Ottawa : Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa, 2004.

«On Jay David Bolter and the Concept of Remediation», Web Review / Compte rendu de la Scéance «Remediation / Mise en Abîme» in Archée: Cybermensuel, November 2003. (

«L’émulation : le style de l’Autre», Sur ma manière de travailler : Actes du colloque Art et Psychanalyse II,  Sous la direction de Hervé Bouchereau et Chantal Pontbriand, Montréal: Éd. Parachute, 2001.