Danielle Van Wagner holds a Master’s degree in Art and Visual Culture from the University of Guelph (2011). Her thesis, entitled "Printed with National Ink: Post-9/11 Representations of the Self and Other on the Covers ofTIME,” explored post-9/11 American war photography, in particular the representation of the American self and the Muslim other on the cover of TIME. She also studied the complex working relationship between German art collector Wilhelm Uhde and Primitive painter Séraphine de Senlis. At the MLC Research Centre, Danielle was involved in researching female artists from World War I, honing her skills in academic research, writing and publishing. As a senior RA, she was involved in numerous projects and provided peer-training. Her research interests include early twentieth-century European art of women, American mass media and Primitive and Naive art.
Following her stay at the MLC, Danielle was accepted into the University of Toronto's Master of Information Graduate Program and was awarded a two-year internship at the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library.
Van Wagner, Danielle. "(Human) Remnants of Display: Colonial Objectification of Bodies in the Pacific Cultures Gallery.” Museums, Marginality and the Mainstream. Online Conference Proceedings Paper (2012): 201-17. Read the chapter.
Van Wagner, Danielle. "The Whiteman’s Burden: Representations of America at War.” ARTHattack! Volume 2 (2009): 6-18.