Rebecca Duclos is the former Dean and current Professor of Art History in the Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. She holds a PhD in Art History and Visual Culture from the University of Manchester, an MA in Museum Studies and a BA in Classical Studies and Near Eastern Archaeology from the University of Toronto, and a BA in Art Education from York University. Prior to teaching and administration, she held institutional positions in cultural institutions in Canada and the UK for a decade, in addition to maintaining a practice as a freelance curator and writer. In addition to preliminary research focused on the "aesthetics of adjacency," Duclos' ongoing project, "The Compulsive Browse," focuses on the many para-academic research methods employed by artists, designers, and curators in the preparation of their various works. She is also active in the Dying with Dignity movement, and has recently earned certification as a death doula. Her research has received support from the American Association of University Women, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Getty Research Institute, the Arts Council of England, and the Canada Council.