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

Life Among the Qallunaat  won the Electa Quinney Award for Published Stories from the Native American Literature Symposium, 2016!


With Hannah MacGregor, I wrote a counter-letter to the UBC Accountable open letter about Steven Galloway. Bothered by the lack of care shown to the female students who came forward? Want to know more? Check out the web site, then sign the petition.  

Boom!    Identity TechnologiesLATQ