I'm a Professor and the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. My major areas of research are auto/biography and life writing, popular culture and Canadian literature. I have other interests in book history and publishing, as well as online forms of identity construction, graphic memoirs and video gaming. I am committed to researching what regular people think, do and write about their lives.
Mini Aodla Freeman's landmark memoir, Life Among the Qallunaat, is out and will be launched in Edmonton May 19!
I'm in a panel discussing Meme Girls, a drag show about confessional online videos in Melbourne, Australia!