Professor Mary Modeen, As an artist/academic she lectures in fine art and more broadly across the humanities. Her research has several threads: perception as a cognitive and interpretive process, and especially place-based research, which connects many of these concerns with attention to cultural values, history and embodied experience. As such, this research is usually interdisciplinary. Part of this work appears as creative art, and part as writing and presentations. Modeen addresses aspects of seeing that go beyond the visible, questioning what we know as sentient humans, and valuing the cultural and individual differences inherent in these perceptions.
Her most publications include a co-authored book with Iain Biggs, Creative Engagements with Ecologies of Place: Geopoetics, Deep Mapping and Slow Residencies (Routledge, 2021), and ‘Traditional Knowledge of the Sea in a Time of Change: Stories of the Caiçaras, Modeen, M. Nov. 2020, in Journal of Cultural Geography. DOI: 10.1080/08873631.2020.1839711
She is Chair of Interdisciplinary Art Practice and Associate Dean International for Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee, in Scotland.