PhD (Université de Montréal), The School of Criticism and Theory (Cornell University).
I hold fond memories of my time at John Abbott and my teaching feels like a home-coming of sorts. My favorite courses to teach include Victorian literature, the fin-de-siècle, and the Edwardians (the latter area is my absolute favorite period in history and literature). I also teach courses in comparative literature and cinema, and a survey of famous authors for first year students, a course that looks at many different writers from various historical periods, countries and backgrounds.
My specialty as per my graduate school training is in queer theory and sexuality studies, with an emphasis on psychoanalysis and the French school of philosophy and criticism. I write, research, and publish on many topics from comparative literature to popular culture. I have been active in scholarly research and publishing since graduate school, and along with my own publications I sit on various editorial boards for peer-review academic journals, both on a rotating and permanent basis.
To compliment my past research on queer youth and subculture, I worked extensively with GLQ youth. I have just completed my first novel project, and I have started to do some stand-up comedy. I am a non-competitive runner, having retired from racing, and an avid yogi/yoga teacher. The bulk of my leisure time is spent with my horse. I have returned to equestrian competitions, and I have competed at regional, provincial, and nation levels. I am an ex-actor and hack-musician.