Current Appointment

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University, Department of English & Cultural Studies


Education

2010-2016: PhD, English Literature, The University of British Columbia

Committee: Dr. Deena Rymhs, Dr. Laura Moss, Dr. Sherrill Grace

2008-2010:  M.A., English Literature, Simon Fraser University

2004-2008: B.A. (Honours), English Literature, Ext. Minors in French & Theatre Production, Simon Fraser University 


Selected Publications and Conference Presentations

  • “Am I Not Ok?”: Negotiating and Re-Defining Traumatic Experience in Emma Donoghue’s Room.” Canadian Literature 228/229 (2016): 19-33.
  • “Deconstructing Docility: Sexual Assault Law and Embodied Resistance to Violence.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 33 (2015): 133-56.
  • (forthcoming) “Censorship & Controversy.” CanLit Guides. (3500 words)

 

  • “CanLit at the Crossroads: Historicizing Sexual Violence in Literary Communities.” ACQL/Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto, ON. May 27-June 2, 2017.
  • “Between Manifesto and Autobiography: Genre and/as Gender Violence in Elliot Rodger’s ‘My Twisted World.’” ACCUTE/Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Toronto, ON. May 27-June 2, 2017.
  • “Reconfiguring Responses to Colonial Violence: Silence in Marie Clements’ The Unnatural and Accidental Women.” Mikinaakominis / TransCanadas: Literature, Justice, Relation. Toronto, ON. May 25-27, 2017.
  • “Invisible Lines on the C.V.: Unsilencing Violence and Harassment in Academic Spaces.” ACCUTE/Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Calgary, AB. May 28-31, 2016.
  • “Recuperating Perpetrator Narratives in the Public Sphere: Voiceless Speech and Grace Brown’s Project Unbreakable. ACCUTE/Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Calgary, AB. May 28-31, 2016.
  • “Surviving Selectively: Sexual Violence and Discourses of Disclosure.” Silence and Documentation: SFU Department of English Graduate Conference. July 10-11, 2015. Vancouver, B.C.
  • “You Have the Right to Remain Silent: Autobiography as Limit-Case in Maggie de Vries’ Missing Sarah: A Memoir of Loss.” Endnotes: UBC English Graduate Conference, May 15-16, 2015. Vancouver, B.C.
  • “Skewing the Data: In/Visibility, Self-Determination, and the Problem of Counting for Race.” Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference. October 16-29, 2014. Edmonton, AB.
  • “Writing Rape: Self-Disclosure, Vulnerability, and the Material Body of the Scholarly Witness,” at Violence: In Theory and Practice: 7th Annual University of Ottawa English Graduate Conference, March 23-25, 2012, Ottawa, ON.
  • “Lost and Found: Re-reading the Objecthood of Vancouver’s Missing and Murdered Women,” at Material Cultures: 2011 Canadian Literature Symposium, May 6-8, 2011, Ottawa, ON.
  • “Self-Blame, Suicidality, and the Inversion of Traumatic Subjectivity: Rethinking Freud, Lacan, and the Treatment of Dora,” at Trauma: Intersections Among Narrative, Neuroscience, and Psychoanalysis, March 6-8, 2010, Washington, D.C.

You can view the full version of my curriculum vitae here.