Writing & Podcasting

I love writing for both academic and popular audiences. In my current role as a Researcher and Communications Specialist with Outwitly Inc., I write all web copy, social media copy and internal communication materials, and I assist with writing research reports and other design deliverables. I am formerly a contributing writer to the Concordia University NOW! Newsletter and SheDoesTheCity.com, a popular Canadian lifestyle website.

Using archival materials I retrieved from institutions in Canada, Mauritius, and the United Kingdom, my project examines the history of enslaved women and girls in British Mauritius from 1810­ to 1845. Through an exploration of British colonial interventions in slaveholding, this study focuses on the narratives of enslaved women and girls to reveal intersections between colonialism, motherhood, violence, and resistance to bondage.\

This chapter builds on the lively conversation, feedback, and research presented at a conference about Global Slavery and Abolition, held at Leiden University (Holland) in 2015. For a copy of this chapter, please contact me.

I was previously a casual podcast host for the New Books Network's New Books in British Studies, where I solicited books from publishing houses in order to interview new academic authors about their recent manuscripts in slavery studies and imperial/colonial history. I've included three sample interviews below; see all of my past interviews here.

My interview with Prof. Ruma Chopra about her book Almost Home: Maroons between Slavery and Freedom in Jamaica, Nova Scotia, and Sierra Leone (2018).

My interview with Prof. Sasha Turner about her incredible new book Contested Bodies: Pregnancy, Childrearing, and Slavery in Jamaica (2017).

My interview with Prof. Miranda Kaufman about her exciting new book Black Tudors: The Untold Story (2017).