Ashleigh McCool Junkin is a graduate teaching assistant in art history. Junkin’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. Her areas of concentration are 19th- and 20th-century American photography. She received the BA from UA in 2021 where she majored in art history and minored in the Blount Scholars Program. As an undergraduate, Junkin received the Bradley Family Endowed Scholarship in Art, Russell J. Drake Endowed Scholarship, Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Art Scholarship and Mary M. Morgan Memorial Art Scholarship Fund. She was inducted into the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Junkin will present her research paper, “Picturing Oppression: Spectacle and the African American Body in Turn of the Century Medical Photography,” at the 2021 SECAC conference in Lexington, Kentucky, in the session, Dark Amusements: Turn-of-the-Century American Spectacles and Race.