I am Assistant Professor (Teaching Stream) in the Department of English at the University of Toronto, where I specialize in Narrative Theory and Graduate Writing. I am also the Director of Graduate Writing Support in the Faculty of Arts & Science,, part of its Milestones & Pathways Program for supporting graduate students through and beyond their programs.
Focusing on writing, my work with graduate students seeks to address a wide range of related challenges–from social and professional isolation to degree completion (a recent article in Inside Higher Ed outlines the importance of such programs).
My teaching focuses primarily on scholarly writing. Working with graduate students across Arts & Science, I run clinics, peer-review sessions and roundtables on writing strategies and skills. I also lead writing groups and camps designed to help graduate students begin, continue and finish their dissertations, articles, proposals and other documents. In the Department of English, I teach narrative theory and twentieth- and twenty-first century literature.
My research specializes in narratology, Literature & Science Studies, and modern and contemporary British and Irish fiction, though I have also published on American and Canadian literature, on Shakespeare, and on narrative in science communication.
See my CV for more on my scholarship, teaching and other writings. My News page will feature announcements about my research. Finally, see my Blog for thoughts on writing, culture, natural history and writing issues of possible interest to graduate students.