What I do: I research, teach, and write on the rhetoric and representation of citizenship. I’ve taught at York University and Ryerson Universty (renaming in process) and am currently a Contract Lecturer in the Department of English at Ryerson. I hold a PhD from Department of English at York University, and MA from University College Dublin, Ireland . I’m curious about the way we talk about citizenship, how literature contributes to the vocabulary of (non)belonging, and what might need to change in how we express political, legal, and cultural affiliation.
What I’m working on now: I’m seeking a publisher for my dissertation, “The Rhetoric of Citizenship, Slavery, and Immigration: Fashioning a Language for Belonging in English Literature”, and preparing various essays for publication.
What I also do: I also write fiction. My short stories can be found in various publications, including SAND, Broken Pencil, and The Feathertale Review. My debut novel Vandal Confession was published in 2015 and translated into French in 2017.