I am a writer and I work at Dalhousie University in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. My research focuses on Canadian cultural production, Creative Writing, Editorial Studies, and Social Justice Movements in Canada.
I’ve published a scholarly edition of Ted Allan’s Spanish Civil War novel, This Time a Better Earth and a co-edited scholarly edition of Charles Yale Harrison’s Meet Me on the Barricades, both with University of Ottawa Press. I’ve co-edited Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics from Wilfred Laurier University Press and co-edited Making Canada New: Editing, Modernism, and New Media from University of Toronto Press. I have also published in Canadian Literature and Canadian Poetry: Studies, Documents, Reviews. With Emily Robins Sharpe and Kaarina Mikalson, I co-direct the Canada and the Spanish Civil War Project.
Throughout my career, I have consistently received awards and grants for my research, including a Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Insight Grant, a SSHRC Connections Grant, two SSHRC Insight Development Grants, a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship, the Malcolm Ross Award for an outstanding dissertation on Canadian Literature, an Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Scholarship, a SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship for Doctoral Studies, a Canada Graduate Scholarship Foreign Research Supplement to conduct research in the UK under the supervision of Dr. Danielle Fuller (University of Birmingham), as well as a President’s Award and the Malcolm Ross Graduate Fellowship, both from Dalhousie University. I was also a departmental nominee for the W.C. Winegard Medal at the University of Guelph.
I received my PhD in English from Dalhousie University, as well as a MA in English from Dalhousie, a MA in Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, and a BA in English from University of Guelph.
I live in K’jipuktuk/Halifax with my partner, our daughter, and Marley the dog.