Career

Education

Ph.D., English, McMaster University (Hamilton, ON), 2002–2006

Dissertation: “Ambivalence, Belonging, Citizenship: Ideology and the Represented Child in Twentieth-Century Canadian Fiction in English” (Supervisor: Lorraine York)

M.A., English, University of Guelph (Guelph, ON), 1999–2001

B.A., English Literature (Honours) and Religion (Minor), Concordia University (Montreal, QC), 1996–1999

Diplôme d’études collégiales, Creative Arts, Champlain Regional College (Lennoxville, QC), 1994–1996

Additional Training

Certificate, Instructional Skills Workshop, Centre for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Wilfrid Laurier University (Waterloo, ON), 2015

Graduate Certificate, Publishing, Ryerson University (Toronto, ON), 2012–2015

Postgraduate Certificate, Creative Writing, The Humber School for Writers (Toronto, ON), 2009

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor (limited-term appointment), Department of English, Ryerson University, 2016–2017

Contract Lecturer, Graduate Certificate program in Publishing, Ryerson University, 2015–

Contract Academic Staff, English/Society, Culture and Environment/Youth and Children’s Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford and Waterloo campuses), 2010–2016

Leverhulme Visiting Fellow, International Forum for Research in Children’s Literature, University of Worcester (UK), 2009–2010 (News item)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English and Film Studies, University of Alberta, 2007–2009

Assistant Professor (limited-term appointment), Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Research Affiliations

Visiting Scholar, Department of English Language and Literature, University of Waterloo, 2017–

Affiliate, Institute for Child and Youth Studies, University of Lethbridge, 2016–

Visiting Research Fellow, TransCanada Institute, University of Guelph, 2012–2013

Visiting Scholar, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, 2009–2011 (News item) (News item)

Research Associate, Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre, Ryerson University, 2007– (Profile)

Visiting Scholar, Department of English and Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2007–2009

Research Associate, Centre for Research in Young People’s Texts and Cultures, University of Winnipeg, 2006– (Profile)

Editorships

Editorial Advisory Board, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 2017–

Copy Editor, Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 2010–2016

Editorial Board, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, 2006–2008

Assistant Editor, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, 2001–2004

Editorial Assistant, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, 2000–2001

Editorial Board, The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror, 2000–2002

Editorial Assistant, Matrix Magazine, 1996–1999

Digital Humanities Projects

Director, L.M. Montgomery Online, 2014–

Director, L.M. Montgomery Research Group, 2008–2014 (Co-chair, with Jason Nolan and Yuka Kajihara, 2007–2008; Co-founder and Co-moderator, LMM-L: L.M. Montgomery E-mail List, University of Toronto, 1998–2007)

Site Owner, The Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Archive, 2004–

Site Owner, The Little House Archive, 2004–

Website Manager, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, 2003–2004, 2006–2008

Project Manager, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse: Digitization Project / Projet de numérisation (funded by Canada’s Digital Collections), 2002–2003

Research Associate, Canadian Adaptations of Shakespeare, University of Guelph, 2001–2002

Research Associate, Project Achieve, Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto, 2000–2002

Service

Jury member, Frances E. Russell Grant, International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Canada, 2017

Member, Curriculum Committee, Department of English, Ryerson University, 2016–2017

Member, Program Coordinating Committee, Youth and Children’s Studies Program, Laurier Brantford, 2015–2016

Committee Member, L.M. Montgomery Institute, University of Prince Edward Island, 2009–2011

Steering Committee and Webmaster, Early Canadian Literature Society, 2008–2010

Website Manager (jointly with Peter Melville), Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Member, Children’s Literature Caucus, Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 2006–2007

Member, Board–Senate Hearing Panel for Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Founding Chair, Graduate Student Mentorship Program, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Department Representative, Association for Canadian College and University Teachers of English Graduate Student Caucus, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2005–2006

Member, English Graduate Student Caucus Steering Committee, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2004–2006

Doctoral Student Department Meeting Representative, Department of English and Cultural Studies, McMaster University, 2004–2005

Administrator, Canadian Children’s Literature / Littérature canadienne pour la jeunesse, 2003–2004 (Acting Administrator, 2002)

Adjudicator, Explore-a-Toy Canada Award for Best Children’s Work (2002), Literary Award for Fiction Book (2003), Literary Award for Best Anthology (2004), Literary Award for Best Children’s Book (2004), Arts Hamilton

Administrative Affairs Coordinator, Concordia Association of Students in English, Concordia University, 1998–1999