I am currently a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Postdoctoral Fellow at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Education and Social Research Institute. I completed my PhD at the University of Toronto in Critical Studies in Curriculum & Pedagogy (OISE) and Book History & Print Culture (Massey College).
My SSHRC funded Fellowship - Future literacies in secondary school English: Technological innovation and social critique through reading and writing speculative fiction - focuses on reading and writing speculative fiction in high schools. I also conduct ongoing research on walking methodologies and public pedagogy with WalkingLab. My research is informed by the feminist new materialisms with a particular interest in theories of affect, queer theory, and speculative pragmatism.
I am co-author of Walking Methodologies in More-than-Human World: Walkinglab (Routledge, 2018); co-editor of Pedagogical Matters: New Materialism and Curriculum Studies (Peter Lang, 2016); and author of Searching for Guan Yin (White Pine, 2011).
I received a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (2017); three Ontario Graduate Scholarships (2014-2017); an Ontario Arts Council Writers' Reserve Grant (2014); an Ontario Arts Council Writers' Work in Progress Grant (2009); and National Magazine Award for Travel writing (2002).
I am certified by the Ontario College of Teachers in Intermediate and Senior English, and Senior First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies; and have Qualified Teacher Status in the United Kingdom in English Language and Literature.