Ashleigh McCool Junkin is an instructor in art history. Junkin’s preferred pronouns are she/her/hers. She received the MA in art history from UA in 2022 and her areas of concentration are 19th- and 20th-century American photography. She presented her paper, “Medical Visual Culture of Colonial Africa: Racial Types in the Medical Imagery of Dr. Hugh Stannus,” at the 27th Annual Graduate Student Symposium in Art History in 2022, and “Picturing Oppression: Spectacle and the African American Body in Turn-of-the-Century Medical Photography,” at the 2021 SECAC conference in Lexington, Kentucky.
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.