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 North American 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 ordinary people think, do and write about their lives.

New Stuff

Want to know more about auto/biography studies? Watch for this great new title, edited by Ricia Chansky and Emily Hipchen Routledge auto/bio reader
 Mini Aodla Freeman's landmark memoir, Life Among the Qallunaat, is out and has been launched in Edmonton. Here I am with Mini onstage, helping her answer questions and having fun too! Mini and me

Boom!    Identity TechnologiesLATQ