Charmaine Nelson

Professor of Art History

Dr. Charmaine Nelson is a Professor of Art History (McGill University). She has made ground-breaking contributions to the fields of the Visual Culture of Slavery, Race and Representation and Black Canadian Studies. Nelson’s six books, include: Racism Eh?: A Critical Inter-Disciplinary Anthology of Race and Racism in Canada (Captus Press, 2004), The Color of Stone: Sculpting the Black Female Subject in Nineteenth-Century America (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), Ebony Roots, Northern Soil: Perspectives on Blackness in Canada (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010), Representing the Black Female Subject in Western Art (Routledge, 2010), and Slavery, Geography, and Empire in Nineteenth-Century Marine Landscapes of Montreal and Jamaica (Routledge, 2016). Her honours include a Caird Senior Research Fellowship at the National Maritime Museum in London, UK (2007), a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair at the University of California - Santa Barbara (2010), and a Montreal Women’s Y Foundation, Woman of Distinction Award (2012). Nelson is a member of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists (2016).