I teach classes in writing, children's literature, science fiction, and American literature at OCAD University. I also serve as the coordinator for "The Essay and the Argument," OCAD U's first-year English and writing course. I'm currently organizing an American Studies conference called Uncertain Futures, which will take place at OCAD U in October 2017.
2002: BA, English & Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University
2004: MA, English, Western University
2010: PhD, American Literature, Western University
"'Act Two for America'": Narcissism, Money, and the Death of American Literature in Gary Shteyngart's Super Sad True Love Story" (forthcoming)
"Race and the White Elephant War of 1884." The Public Domain Review. 11 October 2017.
"George Washington at the Siamese Court." The Public Domain Review. 21 April 2016.
"Transpacific Interpretations." Canadian Review of American Studies 45.2 (2015): 259-270
"Blood Money: Gresham's Law, Property, and Race in Faulkner's Go Down, Moses." Canadian Review of American Studies 42.2 (2012): 194-215
"'This Alarming Generosity': White Elephants and the Logic of the Gift." American Literature 83.4 (December 2011): 747-773
Professional Affiliations / Boards / Juries
Board of Directors, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE), 2016-18.