Career

Education

Graduate Certificate, Publishing, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON), 2012–2015

Copy-Editing for Books, Journals and Reports
Digital Publishing and Production
Editing Books for Children and Teens
Indexing for Books, Journals and Reports
Introduction to Book Design
Proofreading for Books, Journals and Reports
Publicity for Book Publishers
Publishing Overview: Education
Publishing Overview: Trade
Scholarly and Reference Publishing
Visual Skills for Publishing

Postgraduate Certificate in Creative Writing, The Humber School of Writers (Toronto, ON), 2009

Ph.D., English, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), 2002–2006

Area examinations: Critical theory and Canadian literature

Dissertation: “Ambivalence, Belonging, Citizenship: Ideology and the Represented Child in Twentieth-Century Canadian Fiction in English”

Committee: Dr. Lorraine York (Supervisor), Dr. Daniel Coleman, Dr. Sarah Brophy, Dr. Cecily Devereux (External Examiner)

M.A., English, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON), 1999–2001

Thesis: “Notes toward Editing L.M. Montgomery’s The Blythes Are Quoted

Committee: Dr. Mary H. Rubio (Supervisor), Dr. Donna Palmateer Pennee

B.A., English Literature (Honours) and Religion (Minor), Concordia University (Montreal, QC), 1996–1999

Diplôme d’études collégiales, Creative Arts, Champlain Regional College (Lennoxville, QC), 1994–1996

Academic Appointments

Contract Academic Staff, English/Society, Culture and Environment/Youth and Children’s StudiesWilfrid Laurier University–Brantford, 2010–

Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature, University of Worcester (UK), 2009–2010 (News item)

SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, 2007–2009

Assistant Professor (Limited-Term Appointment), Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Research and Professional Appointments

Affiliate, Studio in Canadian Literary Cultures, McMaster University, 2013–

Visiting Research Fellow, TransCanada Institute, University of Guelph, 2012–2013

Visiting Scholar, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, 2009–2011 (News item) (News item)

Research Associate, Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Ryerson University, 2007– (Profile)

Visiting Scholar, Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007–2009

Affiliate, Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, University of Winnipeg, 2006– (Profile)

Editorships

Copy Editor, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 2010–

Member of the Editorial Board, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2008

Assistant Editor, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, University of Guelph, 2001–2004 (Editorial Assistant, 2000–2001)

Editorial Board, The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror, 2000–2002

Editorial Assistant, Matrix Magazine, Concordia University, 1996–1999

Digital Humanities Projects

Director, L.M. Montgomery Online, 2014–

Director, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2008–2014 (Co-Chair, with Jason Nolan and Yuka Kajihara, 2007–2008; Co-Founder and Co-Moderator, LMM-L: L.M. Montgomery E-Mail List, University of Toronto, 1998–2007)

Online Editor, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, University of Guelph, 2003–2004

Research Associate, Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare, University of Guelph, 2001–2002

Conferences Organized and Chaired

Co-organizer and Co-chair (with Dr. Andrea McKenzie), L.M. Montgomery and War, University of Prince Edward Island, 26–29 June 2014. (Call for Papers)

Program Chair, L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, University of Prince Edward Island, 21–24 June 2012. (Call for Papers)

Co-organizer and Co-chair (with Dr. Jean Mitchell), L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 23–27 June 2010. (Call for Papers)

Conference Sessions Organized and/or Chaired

Panel Chair, keynote address by Irene Gammel. L.M. Montgomery and War, University of Prince Edward Island, 27 June 2014.

Panel Chair, “Memory, Communities, and Readers.” L.M. Montgomery and Cultural Memory, University of Prince Edward Island, 22 June 2012.

Panel Chair, keynote address by Elizabeth Rollins Epperly. L.M. Montgomery and the Matter of Nature, University of Prince Edward Island, 25 June 2010.

Organizer and Chair, “Nature vs. Nurture: Cultural Inheritance in Canadian Literature.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, Concordia University, 28 May 2010.

Chair, “A Different Anne? Anne in Translation.” L.M. Montgomery—Writer of the World, Uppsala University (Sweden), 22 August 2009.

Co-organizer and Co-chair (with Dr. Irene Gammel), “Anne of Green Gables: New Directions at 100.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of British Columbia, 31 May 2008.

Chair, “Transforming our Gender(ed) Icons.” Transformations, Children’s Literature Association conference (Los Angeles), 10 June 2006.

Chair, “Building a Career in Children’s Literature.” Performing Childhood, Children’s Literature Association conference (Winnipeg), 10 June 2005.

Organizer and Chair, “Changes and Choices: Intertextuality and L.M. Montgomery.” Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English conference, University of Manitoba, 31 May 2004.

Service

Committee Member, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, 2009–2011

Steering Committee and Webmaster, Early Canadian Literature Society, 2008–2010

Website Manager (jointly with Dr. Peter Melville), Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Member, Children’s Literature Caucus, Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Member, Board–Senate Hearing Panel for Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Founding Chair, Graduate Student Mentorship Program, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Department representative, Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English Graduate Student Caucus, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Member, English Graduate Student Caucus Steering Committee, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2004–2006

Doctoral Student Department Meeting Representative, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2004–2005

Administrator, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, University of Guelph, 2003–2004 (Acting Administrator, 2002)

Administrative Affairs Coordinator, Concordia Association of Students in English, Concordia University, 1998–1999