Born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, I returned home from the US in 2011 to become Faculty Development Coordinator at MacEwan University. Until 2011 I was Director of the University of Vermont’s Canadian Studies Program and an Assistant Professor in the Department of English. Between 1996 and 2009, I also helped to run Northwest Passages, a Canadian literature online bookstore and information resource I co-founded with in 1996.

At the University of Vermont, I taught courses in postcolonial literatures and literary theory, with a strong emphasis on the literatures of Canada. My book Sanctioned Ignorance: the politics of knowledge production and the teaching of the literatures of Canada will be published by the University of Alberta Press in 2013.

If you have any questions about me or my work, please feel free to contact me.

Areas of Expertise: Comparative Canadian literature; nationalism and theories of the literary institution; the history of Canadian universities and literature departments; postcolonial literatures and literary institutions; indigenous writers from Canada, Australia, and New Zealand; distance education and the creation of online learning communities; the applications of technology in the humanities classroom, including blogging, podcasting, and multimodal composition; Digital Humanities; James Joyce and early 20th century fiction; intersections between literature and other arts, especially music and photography