Dr. Jaclyn Meloche is an interdisciplinary humanities scholar engaged with drawing, performance, feminist art criticism and curation. Her doctoral dissertation, entitled “Materials Matter: The Politics of Posthumanist Performativity in Contemporary Studio Practice” (2015) is the subject of her research for the single-authored monograph of the same name. Meloche has earned reviews for her art-based research in Canadian Art, National Gallery Magazine, Toronto Star, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, and The New Yorker. Her curatorial projects include Alma, Carl Beam: Four Directions, The Sandwich Project, Food, Feminism and Kitchen Culture, Downtown/s: The 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contemporary, Isabelle Hayeur: Foreign Body/Corps étranger, Power Play: Hockey in Canadian Contemporary Art, and Johan Grimonprez: Dialogues.
Meloche is the editor of What is our Role: Artists in Academia and the Post-Knowledge Economy (YYZBOOKS, 2018), and her recent book chapters include “Camera Performed: Visualizing the Behaviours of Technology in Digital Performance,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), “The Politics of Perception: Re/Constructing Meaning Inside the Frame of War,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), and “Houses, Homes and the Horrors of a Suburban Identity Politic,” (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019).
In 2019, her research will be presented at the Canadian Society for Women in Philosophy conference at the University of Guelph, the NORA Conference: Border Regimes, Territorial Discourses, and Feminist Politics with the Institute for Gender, Equality and Difference at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, and the Universities Art Association of Canada conference. Meloche is currently a Sessional Instructor with the School of Creative Arts at the University of Windsor.