I research in the area of cultural refugee studies with a focus on narratives in contemporary literature and media. After receiving my PhD from McMaster University (2012) with a focus on postcolonial literature, I spent time as a community educator. I facilitated workshops in several national contexts, using approaches to literature to prompt dialogues about forced displacement. I am the editor of Countering Displacements: The Creativity and Resilience of Indigenous and Refugee-ed Peoples (2012). Two forthcoming book chapters describe my pedagogical approach to teaching refugee studies using fiction, and I am working on a manuscript titled Teaching Cultural Refugee Studies. Recently, I held a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication (2017-2019), where I produced Worn Words videos and developed a media-making praxis for community-engaged storytelling about asylum discourse. Some of the educational media resources produced can be found on my personal website. This work has led to the opportunity to provide storytelling consultation in the refugee support sector.