Dr. Anne Dymond is an associate professor in the Department of Art specializing in art history and visual culture.
Anne’s current research focuses on gender and diversity equity in contemporary art institutions in Canada. Prior research projects focused on politics, power, cultural geography, and gender in late 19th and early 20th-century French art. A series of articles examining how anarchists mapped a cultural geography that imagined the south of France as an anarchist utopia led her to investigate tourist posters, giant statues of women, folk costumes and museums, and the anarchist painter Paul Signac.
She has also published on contemporary Canadian art and is working on a paper on Ai Weiwei’s refugee activism. She received her PhD in Art History from Queen’s University in 2000, and began teaching at the University of Lethbridge the same year.
In 2018, she was honoured as a University of Lethbridge Board of Governor’s Teaching Chair. In 2019, she was awarded the University of Lethbridge Volunteer Award for her involvement in supporting the relocation of Syrian refugees to southern Alberta. Anne created a committee to raise awareness, initiate fundraising and work with partner groups to facilitate the arrival of new families.