This will be going up on the Washington University site early next week, but to beat the weekend rush, here's some exciting news:
The University Libraries are pleased to announce the appointment of Jaleen Grove, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Popular Print, effective July 1, 2016. Her position has been created to serve ongoing development of the Modern Graphic History Library, a division of Special Collections in Olin Library.
Dr. Grove's responsibilities will include working with the faculty director, Douglas Dowd and Modern Graphic History Library Curator, Skye Lacerte, to revise and expand the MGHL catalogue. She will also coordinate departmental research projects, while conducting her own research. She will teach courses in visual culture at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, and work with students and visitors to interpret the collections.
Jaleen Grove is an art historian with specialization in illustration studies and illustration history. She is author of Oscar Cahén: Life and Work (Art Canada Institute, 2015), and co-editor of A History of Illustration (Bloomsbury, 2016, 648pp), the first textbook in this field. She has also served as Associate Editor of the Journal of Illustration since 2012. Grove’s Ph.D. dissertation (Stony Brook University, 2014), which was supported by fellowships from the Norman Rockwell Museum and from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, concerned national identity and the cultural influence of magazine illustrators in Canada and the United States. She also holds a BFA from Emily Carr University (1999), and an MA in Communication and Culture from Ryerson University (2006). A full time artist and graphic designer before embarking upon her academic career, she still maintains a studio practice alongside her research and writing.
We're excited to have Jaleen joining us for the next two years. Congratulations to her (and us)!