Research & Teaching specialisms
Refugee & asylum writing, contemporary fiction & non-fiction, critical refugee studies, critical Indigenous studies, postcolonial theory, professional academic writing, teaching literature & composition
2018 – pres. Ph.D. University of Victoria, English (CSPT)
Topic: “Refugee Passages: A study of contemporary refugee writing about the intervals and transitional movements in refugee journeys”
Major Field: Cultural, Social and Political Thought
Focused Field: Forced Displacement Literature and Theory
Supervisor: Dr. Lincoln Shlensky
2016 – 2018 M.A. Western University, Theory and Criticism
Thesis: “The Politics of Wounds”
Supervisor: Dr. Scott Schaffer
2010 – 2015 B.A. Mount Royal University, English (Honours)
Thesis: “’I Believe in you, human’: Frantz Fanon as Visionary of The Human”
Supervisor: Dr. Yaw Asante
Fall 2022 ATWP 135 – Academic Reading and Writing, University of Victoria
Spring 2022 GDS 202 – Contemporary Issues in Global Development Studies, University of Victoria
Spring 2022 ATWP 135 – Academic Reading and Writing, University of Victoria
Fall 2021 ATWP 135 – Academic Reading and Writing, University of Victoria
Fall 2021 ENGL 146 – Contemporary Literatures, University of Victoria
Fall 2020 ENGL 146 – Contemporary Literatures, University of Victoria
Select Scholarly Activity:
“An Unbound Jungle: The Rupturing of the Commons in Camp de la lande,” ACLALS Triennale Conference, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, ON. Jul 11-15, 2022.
“Between Limbo & Liminality: Refugee Lifeworlds in Kate Evans’ Threads: From the Refugee Crisis,” CACLALS annual conference. Online, June 15-19, 2022.
“Making Life in Limbo: Illustrating Care and Community in Kate Evans’ Threads: From the Refugee Crisis,” ACCUTE, Alt Hotel, Montreal/Tiohtiá:ke, QC. May 13-15, 2022.
“Traces and Residues of Migrant Boat Journeys: Reading the MV Sun Sea and Komagata Maru through a liberal economy of affirmation and forgetting,” Creating Commons in an Era of Precarity: A Multi/Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Migration and Asia, Centre for Asian Pacific Initiatives & University of Crete Research Centre, University of Victoria, BC. June 8-11, 2021.
“Beyond Canadian Settler Colonial Time: Apology, Healing and Progress in Canada’s Shared History,” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English – Congress 2019, University of British Columbia, BC. June 1-4, 2019.
“Scenes of Captivity: Migration and Detention in Global Literature,” Listening and Speaking: Postcolonial Circles of Conversation, University of British Columbia, BC. June 1-4, 2019.
“’Today’s Battlefield of the Future and the Present’: Foreclosed Futures in Petals of Blood,” 58th Annual Meeting of the African Studies Association (ASA), Sheraton San Diego Hotel, CA. November 2015.
“The Epidermalization of 9/11,” Colloque l’islamophobie : (néo)racism et systems d’oppression / Islamophobia: (Neo)racism and Systems of Oppression, Université du Québec à Montréal, QC. October 2015.
Select Honours & awards:
2022 President’s Fellowship in Research-Enriched Teaching
2022 English Graduate Sessional Teaching Award
2022 ACLALS Graduate Student Paper Prize (runner-up)
2021 President’s Research Scholarship
2020 President’s Research Scholarship
2019 Best Student Paper Prize – CACLALS 2019 (runner-up)
2019 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral
2018 Dr. Shelley Anne Martin Memorial Scholarship
2018 Alexander & Helen Stafford MacCarthy Muir Graduate Scholarship
2018 University of Victoria Fellowship
2017 Western University Graduate Research Scholarship
2016 Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters
2016 Western University Graduate Research Scholarship