Jessica Becking

Research Coordinator, Applied Research and Innovation

Dr. Jessica Becking is the Research Coordinator within Loyalist’s Applied Research and Innovation Office. Her work helps to grow the culture of research at Loyalist through the support of the research teams, faculty researchers, and the Research Ethics Board. She is also the designated Research Grants Officer for the College.  

Dr. Becking joins Loyalist from Trent University where she supported the teaching, research, and student affairs missions of the university. She completed her PhD in Cultural Studies at Trent University with a dissertation that explores place broadly, developing critical topography and aesthetic chorography as approaches to place which support conservation efforts. She also holds a MA in Creative Writing and Publishing from Kingston University (UK), a BA Hons in Celtic Studies and English Literature from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and she has studied Research Administration with Mohawk College.  

Dr. Becking’s research explores the cultural phenomenon of place as a deep and nuanced product of experience and imagination, with a special interest in the conservation of local, vernacular, remote and northern places, particularly through the mediums of art and literature. She is actively involved in research creation and is a passionate place-poet.