In my own work I am deeply committed to interdisciplinary, nomadic thinking. This is perhaps partly due to my nomadic life growing up between the Southern United States and Southern Ontario. Crossing borders has become practice and praxis for me in my research and my teaching. Broadly, my research falls under the designations poetics & poetry, culture & theory, and critical race & gender studies. Put more specifically, in my work I consider how cultural production can be—and has been—transformative.
I locate my work within a Canadian context but, like the subjects and texts I study, I understand the Canada in transnational contexts. I’ve been interested in the loosely connected concepts of collaboration, cultural production, and the intersections between academia and the multiple publics of our cultural landscape.
BA: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA: McGill University
PhD: University of Calgary