Condensed C.V.

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    Ph.D., English, University of Western Ontario, 2011
    M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Northern British Columbia, 2006
    B.A., English, University of Victoria, 2003


Essays in Scholarly Journals:

 “Melville’s Motley Crew: History and Constituent Power in Billy Budd.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.3 (2012). 312-36.

“Alienated Histories, Alienating Futures: Raciology and Missing Time in The Interrupted Journey.” Skin. Spec. issue of English Studies in Canada. Ed. Julia Emberley. 34.1 (2008): 103-23.

Essays in Edited Collections:

“‘Laws and Every Other Damn Thing’: Authority, Bad Faith, and the Unlikely Success of Deadwood.” Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By. Ed. David Lavery. New York: I. B. Tauris, 2006. 133-44.

Book Reviews:

Of Christopher P. Lehman’s The Colored Cartoon: Black Representation in American Animated Short Films, 1907-1954. Journal of Popular Culture.  42.1 (2009): 190-91.

Encyclopedia Entries:

“Joe Starret” and “Shane.” Student’s Companion to American Literary Characters. Ed. Matthew J. Bruccoli, Judith S. Baughman, and Charles Brower. New York: Facts on File, 2008.


    Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2010-11
    McIntosh Prize, 2010 (UWO Department of English; awarded for the best public lecture given by a fourth-year PhD student on a topic growing out of his or her thesis.)
    Western Graduate Thesis Research Award, 2010
    SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, 2009-10
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2009-10 (declined in favour of SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship)
    Ontario Graduate Scholarship, 2008-2009


“The Terraqueous Space of Democracy: Peter Markoe’s The Algerine Spy in Pennsylvania. Canadian Association for American Studies. Toronto, ON, October 2012.

“Born-Again American: Tea Party Conversion Narratives.” Canadian Association for American Studies. Ottawa, ON, November 2011.

“‘A Butchering Sort of Business’: Dismembering Subjects in Moby-Dick.” Romanticism and Evolution. London, ON, May 2011.

“Bandit Citizenship and Outlaw Violence in John Rollin Ridge’s Joaquín Murieta.” Annual meeting of the American Studies Association. Washington, D.C., November 2009

“‘However Rude a Shape’: John Rollin Ridge and Becoming ‘American’ After 1848.” Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of American Studies, London, ON, November 2009.

“(Extra)Terrestrial Futures: Alien Temporalities and Epistemologies in the Hill Abduction.” Annual meeting of the Canadian Association of American Studies. Montreal, PQ, November 2007.