I hold a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Toronto, where I studied under the supervision of Dr. Barbara Havercroft. I currently work as a communication instructor in U of T's Engineering Communication Program and as an ELL Specialist in the Writing and Learning Centre at OCAD U.
My areas of research are late twentieth and twenty-first century Canadian & Québécois literature. I am specifically interested in language/social politics, confessional discourse, and avant-garde poetics. My dissertation, Textual Transgressions: Confessional Discourse in Late Twentieth Century Canadian and Québécois Writing, examined the use of confessional rhetoric as a vehicle for social critique in the works of six late modernist/postmodernist writers. I have published in Québec Studies, Studies in Canadian Literature/Études en littérature canadienne, and ESC: English Studies in Canada, as well as in a variety of literary journals. I have a chapter forthcoming in the edited collection Avant Canada.
My current research project, "(Un)thinking the Past: Contemporary Representations of Historical Conflict in Québec," considers depictions of the '95 sovereignty referendum and the FLQ crisis in contemporary francophone and anglophone fiction.
Please see my CV for more information about my research, teaching, and academic involvement.
My Academia.edu profile can be found here.