New Post-Doctoral Fellow in Native American Art
Kaitlin McCormick joins Yale as Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Native American Art, a post held jointly in the Department of History of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. She moves to Yale from a Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Anthropology and Museum Studies at Brown University. She received her PhD in Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh in 2016 for her thesis “Early Scottish Museum Collections of Haida Argillite Carving.” At Brown, McCormick was researching the Northwest Coast collection of Providence journalist Emma Shaw Colcleugh (1847-1940) at the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology. She is also focused on adapting her doctoral dissertation into various scholarly publications, and teaches widely across Native American traditions. McCormick is thrilled to be at Yale, where she will contribute to the University’s efforts to center Native American arts and histories through teaching, research, and exhibitions.