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Prior to joining the Faculty of Humanities at NTNU in August 2017, I taught critical theory and gender studies at Magdalene College, University of Cambridge (UK). Currently, I am also Research Affiliate for the Canadian Literature Centre (CLC) at the University of Alberta (Canada) and Scholar in The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

I work at the intersection of 20/21C Canadian literature and visual art, feminist philosophy, affect theory, and transnational studies. Since 2015, I have been a member of the international research project "Bodies in Transit: Making Difference in Globalized Cultures". I currently sit on the Board of Directors for CWILA: Canadian Women in the Literary Arts and I also serve on the Editorial Board of The Raymond Carver Review

I hold a PhD in English and Film Studies from the University of Alberta (Canada) and an MA in Textual and Cultural Studies from the University of Zaragoza (Spain). My doctoral work was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal in 2013. I have worked as Lecturer in English at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and as Postdoctoral Fellow in Globalization and Cultural Studies at the University of Manitoba (Canada).




TransCanadian Feminist Fictions: New Cross-Border Ethics. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press (2017).

Co-Edited Special Issues:

“Affect and Feminist Literary and Cultural Production.” Special issue of Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 38.2 (forthcoming August 2017). (With Evelyne Ledoux-Beaugrand)

“Alliances/Transgressions/Betrayals: Women’s Writing in Canada & Québec Today.” Special issue of Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies 3.1-2 (Dec. 2013). (With Marie Carrière).

“Carver and Feminism.” Special issue of The Raymond Carver Review 2 (Spring 2009). (With Claire Fabre-Clark).

Invited Articles:

“Joyful Insurrection as Feminist Methodology; or The Joys of Being a Feminist Killjoy.” 452°F. Journal of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature 14 (2016): 16-25. Special issue “Thinking about Affect in Culture and Art.” Ed. by Katarzyna Paszkiewicz. 

Refereed Articles & Book Chapters:

“Love Enough! Dionne Brand and Rosi Braidotti’s Affective Transpositions.” Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice 38.2 (Forthcoming August 2017): 18pp.

“Borderless (Alien)ations: Disposable Bodies and Biopolitical Effacement in Min Sook Lee’s Docu-Poem.” Narratives of Difference in Globalized Cultures: Reading Transnational Cultural Commodities. Eds. Belén Martín-Lucas and Andrea Ruthven. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. 160-180. 

“Posthuman Matters in Hiromi Goto’s Hopeful Fictions.” Lire le corps biomedical/ The Biomedical Body. Eds. Daniel Laforest et al. Limoges: Presses de l’Université de Limoges, 2016. 31-44.

“Necropolitical Assemblages and Cross-Border Ethics in Hiromi Goto’s Darkest Light.” Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review 224 (Spring 2015): 17-31.

“‘The Whole City’s our Bawdy-House, My Lass’: Affective Spaces and Disoriented Bodies in Dionne Brand and Emma Donoghue’s Fictions.” Peer English: A Journal of New Critical Thinking 9 (2014): 89-107.

“A Threatening Fetish: The Female Body through Carver’s Hitchcockian Eye.” Not Far From Here: The Paris Symposium on Raymond Carver. Eds. Robert Miltner and Vickie Fachard. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014. 69-80.

“Intertextuality, Parody and Jouissance in Emma Donoghue’s Dissenting Fairy Tales.” Voicing Dissent: New Perspectives in Irish Criticism. Eds. Noreen Doody and Sandrine Brisset. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2012. 190-201.

“Toxic Bodies that Matter: Trans-Corporeal Materialities in Dionne Brand’s Ossuaries.” Canada and Beyond: A Journal of Canadian Literary and Cultural Studies 2.1-2 (2012): 55-68.

“Classical Fairy Tales in Modern Landscapes: Felicia’s Journey by William Trevor.” The Irish Knot: Essays on Imaginary/Real Ireland. Eds. Maria José Carrera et al. Valladolid, Spain: Universidad de Valladolid, 2008. 193-201.

Diswomen Strike Back? The Evolution of Disney’s Femmes in the 1990s.” Atenea Journal 27.2 (December 2007): 55-67. 



Anna Rutherford Young Researchers Grant, European Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (EACLALS). March, 2017 (1,500 Euros) 

Publication Grant, Awards to Scholarly Publications Program, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Canada. July, 2016 (8,000 Can$)

Governor General’s Gold Medal, (highest academic standing at the graduate level), University of Alberta, Canada. October 2013.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship. May 2010—Aug. 2013 (180,000 Can$)

The President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction, University of Alberta. Sept. 2010—2012 (15,000 Can$)

Honorary Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Scholarship, University of Alberta. May 2010—August 2012.