University of British Columbia, PhD

I am a tenure-track Instructor in the Educational Leadership stream. I teach both in the Department of English Language and Literatures and in the Co-ordinated Arts Program.  My research has focused on contemporary American poetry and its relation to crisis and memory; currently I am working on a project that examines pedagogies of poetry and suggests methods for incorporating cultural studies of poetry into the classroom. I have essays published in English Studies in CanadaMemory Studies, and Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature and an essay forthcoming in Pedagogy. In 2019 I received a TLEF grant to undertake a teaching and learning initiative entitled, “Speaking in the Disciplines: A “Precedents” Archive for Teaching and Learning Oral Genres.” I also hold an M.A. in Creative Writing from Concordia University and am the author of a book of poetry, Ragtime for Beginners (Killick, 2008).



  • “Beyond Dead Poet’s Society: Cultural Criticism and Conceptual Poetry in the University Classroom.”  Forthcoming inPedagogy. 33 manuscript pages.
  • “Toward a New Poetics of Witness: Juliana Spahr’s This Connection of Everyone with Lungs.” Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature, vol. 26, no. 1, 2017, pp. 175-200.
  • “Poetry as Monument: Jenny Holzer and the Memorial Poems of 9/11.” Memory Studies, vol. 8, no. 2, 2015, pp.183-196.
  • “Remounting, Remembering: Gendered Memorials and Colleen Wagner’s The Monument.” English Studies in Canada, vol. 35, no .4, 2009, pp. 71-94.



  • Ragtime for Beginners. St John’s: Killick, 2008.