Curriculum Vitae


PhD, English Language and Literature, Waterloo University, 2018

  • Dissertation: Wish You Were Here: Transgender Road Novels and the Place for Identity

MA, Public Texts, Trent University, 2013

  • Thesis: The Production, Reception, and Interpretation of Transgender Narratives

BAH, English Literature and Gender Studies, Trent University, 2010



Journal Articles

“The Other Side of the Mirror:  Eating Disorder Treatment and Gender Identity.” LGBTQ Policy Journal. Harvard Kennedy School. April 2016. Print. 89-102.


Book Chapters

“The Big Reveal: Discussing (trans)femininity In video games.”  Gender in Games Trilogy. Co-Author with R. Travis Morton. 18pgs. Forthcoming.

“Hannibal’s Refrigerator: Bryan Fuller’s Response to Fan’s (Critical) Rage.” Transitions, Endings, and Resurrections in Fandom. Ed. Rebecca Williams. University Of Iowa Press. 15pgs. Forthcoming–In Press.

“Gender/Animal Suits: Adapting Buffalo Bill from The Silence of the Lambs to NBC’s Hannibal.” Hannibal and Fandom. McFarland Publishing. 20pgs. Forthcoming.

“The Great Red Dragon: Francis Dolarhyde and Queer Readings of Skin.” Becoming: Essays on NBC’s Hannibal. Forthcoming.


Conference Presentations 

“Revealing The Monster: Buffalo Bill and The Transgender Body of Violence.” Presenter. English Literature Annual Graduate Colloquium, Trent University. April 2012.

“The Surgical Crisis In Transgender Narratives.” Presenter. English Graduate Students’ Association Colloquium: Frenzy, York University. November 2012.

“The Transgender Body of Violence.” Symons Seminar Series at Trent University. January 2013.

“Playing Gender In Video Games: The Anita Sarkeesian Problem.” Critical Play Seminar Series, Sadlier House Centre for Pixel Culture. January 2013.

“When is the Book Real?: Looking at Fan Media and Digital Culture.” Presenter. Department of Visual Arts Colloquium: (Re)Activating Objects. Western University. March 2013.

“What’s the Difference Between Us and Them? Nothing: Looking at Humour in Transgender Texts.” Presenter. Department of Comparative Literature Colloquium: Good Laugh, Bad Laugh, Your Laugh, My Laugh. Western University. March 2013.

“The Game of Fan Fiction: Exploring Private Spaces.” Presenter. Department of Culture and Communications: Politics of Play. Ryerson and York University. March 2013.

“Haunted Nations: Snow and The Northern Landscape in Horror Films.” Presenter. Department of Northern Studies Colloquium. Trent University. April 2013.

“Reading Fifty Shades of Grey: Fan Culture, Self-Publishing, and Pleasure.” Presenter. English Graduate Students’ Association: Picking Through The Trash. York University. May 2013.

“Playing Games and Playing Music: From Rock Band to The Emo Game.” Critical Play Seminar Series, Sadlier House Centre for Pixel Culture. June 2013.

“Wait, Romance Isn’t Bad?: Identity in LGBT Romance Novels, Erotica, and Queer Culture.” Presenter. Women’s Studies Conference: Under My Skin. Ottawa University. April 2014.

“Deadnames: Transgender Memory and Queer Hauntings in Gender Transition.” Presenter.  Queer Coll(i/u)sions. Trent University. March 2016.

“Teaching Trans.” Presenter. Tri-University Colloquium. Waterloo University. June 2016.

“A Safe Place To Love: Casey Plett’s Trans Characters and Canadian Borders.” Presenter.  Queer Coll(i/u)sions. Trent University. March 2016.


Invited Speaker

“An Interview with Derek Newman-Stille and Evelyn Deshane.” Speculating Canada. Trent Radio. 2015.

“Queering Space and Other Worlds of Wonder: LGBTQ Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction.” Guest Reader. Trent University. September 2015.

“The Big Reveal: Transgender Public Writing.” Write on the Street Festival. Guest Performer. September 2015.

“Fan Practices.” Panel Speaker. Fandom MetaUnconference. University of Waterloo. September 2014.

“Depictions of Sex in FanFiction.” Panel Speaker. Fandom MetaUnconference. University of Waterloo. September 2014.

“LGBT Identity in Fanfiction.” Panel Speaker. Fandom MetaUnconference. University of Waterloo. September 2014.

“The Plague: Author’s Reading.” PostScript to Darkness Release Party. Ottawa. July 2013.

“Transgender Subjectivity in Online Media Spaces: Performance Problems.” Guest Lecturer in Advanced Studies of Media and Popular Culture. Trent University. November 2013.

“Mary Sue and Gary Stu: Evolution of Fan Fiction.” Guest Lecturer, English Literature: Popular Fiction. Trent University. February 2013.

“Reading Fan Fiction: Canon and Private Worlds.” Guest Lecturer, English Literature: Popular Fiction. Trent University. January 2013.


Archival and Editing Experience

Editor and Project Manager, #Trans: An Anthology about Transgender and Non-Binary Experience Online, forthcoming in 2017 

Freelance Editor, Proofreader, Fact-checker 2013-Present
I’ve provided structural and developmental edits, proofreading and copy-editing services, and fact-checking (especially for transgender projects) for publishers such as Dreamspinner, Riptide, and independent authors like Elliott DeLine.

Research Assistant, XML Editor, and Text Editor, The Digital Page Project
Editing Modernism in Canada (Trent University), 2011-2014
Using Filemaker Pro, it was my job to keep and up-to-date record of P. K. Page’s artistic output. I was eventually asked to proofread the manuscript that Michelle Rackam Hall produced on Page’s life in art, along using Oxygen XML Editor to transcribe and digitize the Brazilian journal of poet P. K. Page.



Internal Communications Director, Student Association for Graduate English (2016-Present)

Peer Reviewer in Transgender Studies, Feral Feminisms Student Journal, York University (2013-2015)

Library Assistant, Sadleir House LGBTQ Collections (Summer 2013)

Member Representative, Absynthe Magazine & Student Association, Trent University (2008, 2011-2013)


Advanced Spanish
Advanced French
Basic Sign Language

Grants and Fellowships:

  • Plenitude’s Creative Non-Fiction Mentorship Award (2016)
  • Research Grant (Trent University, 2011-2013)
  • Queen’s Entrance Scholarship (2006, 2011)
  • Symons Seminar Series Stipend (2012)



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