Teaching & Service

Academic Positions

University of British Columbia, Okanagan

Sessional Instructor (Winter Term 2: 2018): GWST 110 – Gender, Race, Sexuality and Power II: Everyday Life

Sessional Instructor (Winter Term 2: 2018): GWST 215 – Women in Popular Culture


Okanagan College

College Professor, Limited Term (Spring 2018): GSWS 100 – Introduction to Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies

College Professor, Limited Term (Fall 2017): GSWS 215 – Women in Popular Culture

Simon Fraser University

Course Supervisor (Summer 2016, Spring 2017): GSWS 101 – Introduction to Gender Studies (Online)

Course Supervisor (Fall 2016): GSWS 312 – Immigrants, Women and Transnational Migration

Course Supervisor (Fall 2016): GSWS 102 – Feminist Action (Online)

Tutor Marker (Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Fall 2016, Spring 2017): EDUC 465 – Introduction to Children’s Literature (Online)

Sessional Instructor (Fall 2015): GSWS 100 – Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Teaching Assistant (Fall 2012, Fall 2014): GSWS 100 – Introduction to Sexuality Studies

Tutor Marker (Summer 2015): GSWS 398W – Feminist Currents (Online)

Sessional Instructor (Summer 2014): EDUC 465 – Introduction to Children’s Literature

Book Award / List Juries

American Library Association (GLBT Roundtable)

Rainbow Book List (2017 – 2018)

Stonewall Book Awards (2011 – 2013)

Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE

Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award (2017– 2020)


Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

Michael L. Printz Award (2015 – 2016)

Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

TD Canadian Children’s Literature Prize (2014 – 2015)

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSA)

John Newbery Medal (2012 – 2014)

BC Book Prizes

Sheila Egoff Children’s Literature Prize (2011 – 2012)

Research Assistantships

Simon Fraser University

Transpacific Cultural Research Workshop (2016 – 2017) with Dr. Helen Leung


Simon Fraser University

Early Canadian Women Writers (2013 – 2014) with Dr. Carole Gerson

Simon Fraser University

Feminist Urban Studies (2013) with Dr. Tiffany Muller Myrdahl

University of British Columbia

Sustainability and Children’s Virtual Worlds (2011) with Dr. Eric Meyers

Other Voluntary Service

Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC)

ALSC Grants Administration Committee (2015 – 2017)

ALSC Valuation and Advocacy Research Task Force, Co-Chair (2015 – 2017)

British Columbia Library Association

Young Adult and Children’s Services (YAACS) Award Committee (2017)

International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY)

Regional Councillor West (2016 – Present)

Simon Fraser University

GSWS Doctoral Representative – Graduate Student Society (2013 – 2016)

Philosopher’s Café – Teen Café Series (2014 – 2015)

Vancouver Children’s Literature Roundtable

Steering Committee (2011 – 2018)

Serendipity Literature Conference, Chair (2015, 2017)

Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)

YALSA Selection and Award Oversight Committee, Chair (2018 – 2019)

YALSA Selection and Award Oversight Committee, Member (2017 – 2018)

Frances Henne / VOYA Research Grant Jury, Member (2013 – 2014, 2016 – 2017)

YALSA Mentorship Task Force, Member (2011)

YALSA Student Interest Research Group, Chair (2010 – 2011)