Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.
I received a PhD in Political Science from Yale University, an MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, and a BA (Honors) from McGill University.
Prior to joining Laurier, I taught in the political science department at Carleton University and was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Business School.
Research Interests / Ongoing Projects
My research focuses on the intersections between political economy and culture. My publications span the areas of cultural policy, visual culture, cultural economy and psychoanalytical theory. My book, Eros and Economy: Jung, Deleuze, Sexual Difference focuses on the gendered nature of discourses in aesthetics and political economy, while in the past I have explored topics such as the creative city, the cosmopolitan nature of Canadian cultural policy and design discourses.
Student Opportunities / Supervising
I am willing to supervise graduate students in the areas of cultural economy, art, architecture, the museum, design discourses, cultural policy and the creative city.
Eros and Economy: Jung, Deleuze, Sexual Difference. (Routledge, 2017), 217pp.
This is Not an Art Book (TINA). (Also Collective/Design Tennis, 2016), 208pp.
The Paradox of Continental Production. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1992.
Jenkins, B., A Guaranteed Basic Income and the Aesthetics of Existence. Journal of Cultural Economy. 12:1, 21-35, 2019.
Gardner, P. and Jenkins, B. "Bodily Intra-actions with Biometric Devices," Body and Society, vol. 22, no. 1, 2016, pp. 3-30.
“Erotic Economics,” Journal of Cultural Economy, Vol 6 #2, 2013, pp. 168-183.
“Cultural spending in Ontario, Canada: trends in public and private funding,” International Journal of Cultural Policy Vol. 15, #3, September 2009, pp. 329-342.
Laura Dent, Daniel Asmar, Barbara Jenkins, John Zelek, “Finding Order in Sense of Place with Wearable Computing”, Design Principles and Practices: An International Journal, Vol. 2 Issue 2, 2008 http://ijg.cgpublisher.com/product/pub.154/prod.89
Patricia Goff and Barbara Jenkins, “The New World of Culture: Re-examining Canada’s Cultural Policy,” Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Vol. 36 #3, Fall 2006, pp. 181-197.
“The Dialectics of Design,” Space and Culture, Volume 9 #2, 2006, pp. 195-209.
“Toronto’s Cultural Renaissance,” Canadian Journal of Communication, Vol. 30, 2005, pp. 169-186.
“National Cultural Policy and the International Liberal Order,” in Negotiations in a Vacant Lot, Lynda Jessop, Erin Morton and Kirsty Robertson eds. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queens University Press, pp. 114-129.
SSHRC Research-Creation Grant 848-2008-109, “Biomapping: Mobile Experiments in Self- Computation and Spatial Aesthetics,” co-applicant with Paula Gardner of OCAD and John Zelek of University of Waterloo $158,000. (2009)
SSHRC Workshop Grant for “Negotiations in a Vacant Lot: Studying the Visual in Canada”. I was a participant in this grant application, Co-applicants are Kirsty Robertson (UWO), Erin Morton (Queens) and Lynda Jessop (Queens). (2009)
SSHRC Image, Sound, Text and Technology grant, co-applicant with John Zelek (University of Waterloo) and Daniel Asmar (American University Beirut) entitled, “Finding Beauty and Order with Wearable Computing, $30,000. (2008)
SSHRC Research Grant, $39,385. Principal investigator for study of the impact of the Mercosur regional trade agreements on foreign direct investment in the southern cone of South America. (1993 to 1996)