In 2010, I joined GRASAC as the project’s first Research Coordinator. Based at Carleton, I have managed GRASAC’s administrative and financial aspects; planned GRASAC research trips, meetings and conferences; managed memberships and communication with members; written project documents; worked with our software developers and IT technicians to maintain and improve the GRASAC database and network; and designed a new GRASAC website and social media accounts. If you have questions about GRASAC, please drop me a line!
I have a PhD in Canadian and Aboriginal literatures from McMaster University; my dissertation considered the historic mobilization of popular captivity narratives in different international settings at key moments of colonial expansion and land theft, and creative Indigenous rebuttals of the same. My SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship extended this work to focus on ideas of repatriation (and rematriation) in recent First Nations and Metis texts and artworks. While at Carleton, I’ve taught courses for the English department on Canadian, Indigenous, and Diasporic literatures.