I have written two pieces for on the Contract Academic Faculty crisis and sustainability in Canadian post-secondary education. You can read the first here and the second here. I was also interviewed by the Globe & Mail’s Simona Chiose for her article on the Canadian crisis in post-secondary education. Read it here.

I’ve written a love letter to Contract Academic Faculty (CAF). It was originally published on Hook & Eye here, and has since been republished by here, and the Dalhousie Faculty Association here, and the an excerpt has been published in the Times Higher Education here.

We’re just putting the finishing touches on Public Poetics: Critical Issues in Canadian Poetry and Poetics (Bart Vautour, Erin Wunker, Travis E. Mason, and Christl Verduyn, editors). For more information check herePP

Vicki Hogarth of View the Vibe interviewed me about CWILA, Hook & Eye, and the importance of feminism. You can read that interview here.

My reflections on first reading La théorie, un dimanche for Lemon Hound can be read here.

I recently gave a talk at the University of British Columbia as a part of the Social Justice @ UBC Noted Scholars Lecture Series. The talk, “Public Poetics, Public Women.”


Interview with Laura Dillman at my last place of employment, Mount Allison Univeristy.

Interview and informational piece about CWILA on

CBC’s Tori Weldon interviewed me about CWILA, the 2012 Count, and equity and activism in Canadian literary culture: Interview about CWILA on CBC

I participated in an Idle No More teach-in at Dalhousie University in January 2013, we had more that 400 people in the auditorium. You can see my presentation here.

Why Does It Matter? is a new blog that I am co-curating with Bart Vautour. It is a series of guest posts articulating various aspects of the import of diverse Humanities scholarship. The notion for this blog first emerged from a collaborative undertaking at the TransCanada Institute in Guelph, Ontario in the spring of 2013. The event in Guelph made apparent a need for a forum for brief articulations of diverse aspects of the humanities project.