Jeff O'Brien

Acting Curator of Collections, Visual Resources Centre
phone 604 822 3802
location_on Lasserre 206

About

PhD (UBC)

Jeff O’Brien (PhD, UBC) is an experienced researcher, having worked with numerous archives and collections in the Middle East (Arab Image Foundation, Institute for Palestine Studies, and Sursock Museum, Beirut, The Palestinian Museum, Ramallah, and Darat al Funun, Amman). As the Acting Curator in the Visual Resources Centre, Jeff oversees the renewal and day-to-day activities of the VRC. In addition to providing general technical support as well as assistance with digital humanities and digital scholarship projects, Jeff manages the Arts Digital Collections database of approximately 57,000 digital assets. He also oversees the department’s weekly writing clinic for undergrads, and is available to assist with grant writing.

Jeff’s current research explores the political and visual representation of displaced and disappeared populations in the Middle East. From 2018 to 2019 he was a fellow in residence of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. In addition to publishing widely, he has presented his work and given lectures in Jordan, Palestine, the United States and Canada.

 


Jeff O'Brien

Acting Curator of Collections, Visual Resources Centre
phone 604 822 3802
location_on Lasserre 206

About

PhD (UBC)

Jeff O’Brien (PhD, UBC) is an experienced researcher, having worked with numerous archives and collections in the Middle East (Arab Image Foundation, Institute for Palestine Studies, and Sursock Museum, Beirut, The Palestinian Museum, Ramallah, and Darat al Funun, Amman). As the Acting Curator in the Visual Resources Centre, Jeff oversees the renewal and day-to-day activities of the VRC. In addition to providing general technical support as well as assistance with digital humanities and digital scholarship projects, Jeff manages the Arts Digital Collections database of approximately 57,000 digital assets. He also oversees the department’s weekly writing clinic for undergrads, and is available to assist with grant writing.

Jeff’s current research explores the political and visual representation of displaced and disappeared populations in the Middle East. From 2018 to 2019 he was a fellow in residence of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. In addition to publishing widely, he has presented his work and given lectures in Jordan, Palestine, the United States and Canada.

 


Jeff O'Brien

Acting Curator of Collections, Visual Resources Centre
phone 604 822 3802
location_on Lasserre 206
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PhD (UBC)

Jeff O’Brien (PhD, UBC) is an experienced researcher, having worked with numerous archives and collections in the Middle East (Arab Image Foundation, Institute for Palestine Studies, and Sursock Museum, Beirut, The Palestinian Museum, Ramallah, and Darat al Funun, Amman). As the Acting Curator in the Visual Resources Centre, Jeff oversees the renewal and day-to-day activities of the VRC. In addition to providing general technical support as well as assistance with digital humanities and digital scholarship projects, Jeff manages the Arts Digital Collections database of approximately 57,000 digital assets. He also oversees the department’s weekly writing clinic for undergrads, and is available to assist with grant writing.

Jeff’s current research explores the political and visual representation of displaced and disappeared populations in the Middle East. From 2018 to 2019 he was a fellow in residence of Modern and Contemporary Arab Art at Darat al Funun in Amman, Jordan. In addition to publishing widely, he has presented his work and given lectures in Jordan, Palestine, the United States and Canada.