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I am currently a PhD candidate in the Department of English Language and Literature at Queen’s University. After completing my B.A. and B.Ed. at Queen’s, I spent several years teaching in Tanzania, China, and Honduras. Teaching remains one of my great passions. My doctoral research mainly concerns the fiction written by survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the Haitian earthquake in 2010.
Specifically, my research focuses on intersections between the attainment of place, race, class, and identity after natural disaster by placing these concerns within broader spirals of history and geographic exploitation. My other research interests include contemporary Caribbean literature, Black American literature, postcolonial literature, as well as memory studies, identity, ecocriticism, and music. As of September 2018, my research is supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship.
As a former high-school teacher, I have seen first-hand the way that technology has revolutionized and continues to revolutionize modern teaching practices. I have carried over an investment in looking for new methods for approaching and interacting with texts and literary works (many of which are digital) from these experiences and have worked to harness technological methods to increase student engagement and interaction in my tutorials and university teaching career.
Beyond informing my pedagogical approach, I am deeply invested in exploring the possibilities that technology provides for approaching my academic work. Broadly speaking, my academic engagement with DH can be broken down into two categories of possibility: visualization/presentation and data analysis.
You can read more about my engagement with DH and see some examples of work I have done.
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English Language and Literature
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