Dr. Jennifer Claire Robinson

Dr. Jennifer Claire Robinson
Research Associate

Jennifer Claire Robinson is a settler-Canadian (English/Irish/Scottish) researcher currently working on lək̓ʷəŋən territories/ Victoria, BC. She holds a PhD from the University of Victoria in Visual Anthropology and an MA in Material and Visual Culture from the University College London.

Jennifer has held Postdoctoral Fellowships at Queen’s University in the Department of Cultural Studies and the University of Winnipeg in the Department of English, as well as arts, education, and reconciliation-focused projects with the Nisichawayasi Nehetho Culture and Education Authority in Nelson House (MB) and the Creative Conciliations Collective.

For the last decade, she has worked on a number of community-led research projects through the Visual Lab in the Department of Anthropology at UVic including ongoing collections, education, and repatriation work with Survivors from the Alberni Indian Residential School (BC) and the Mackay Residential School (MB) as part of the Residential and Indian Day School Art Research Program.

Jennifer is currently Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Anthropology where she teaches a number of courses related to visual culture, Canadian history, and community-driven arts, collections, and advocacy projects. Jennifer joined the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2021 with a focus on Indigenous-led harm reduction and culturally supportive housing in partnership with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness.