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DEGREES:

MA, Experimental Digital Media (XDM), Department of English Language and Literature. University of Waterloo, Ontario, 2018. Summa cum laude.

Hons. BA, English Literature and Rhetoric Co-op, Digital Media Specialization; Sociology minor. University of Waterloo, Ontario. 2016. Summa cum laude.

MASTER’S RESEARCH PAPER TITLE:

Sleep Mode and Material Melancholies: Speaking Roland Barthes, Love, Longing, and Loss in Smartphone Discourse

Supervisor: Dr. Marcel O’Gorman, Department of English Language and Literature
Second Reader: Dr. Daniel Vogel, Department of Computer Science

SCHOLARLY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

2018-19            Content Development Specialist
Co-operative Education, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2017                            Certificate for Fundamentals of University Teaching,
Centre for Teaching Excellence, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016-17                       Graduate Research Assistant,
Supervised by Dr. Marcel O’Gorman, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016-17                       XDM Student Representative, Student Association for Graduates of English (SAGE),
University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016                            Teaching Assistant, “ENGL 210F: Genres of Business Communication,”
Supervised by Dr. Dorothy Hadfield, University of Waterloo, Ontario

CONFERENCE PAPERS:

2019                           “Mira: Epistemologies and Politics of Gendered Reproductive ‘Biohacking,’” Society for Literature, Science & the Arts, SLSA 2019, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California

2018                           The anorexic cyborg: complicated figurations of the posthuman body,” Society for Literature, Science & the Arts, SLSA 2018, The Hilton Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

2018                            Material Melancholies: Smartphone Anxieties and A Lover’s Discourse,” Rutgers-Camden Archive of Digital Ephemera, R-CADE Symposium 2018, Rutgers University – Camden, Camden, New Jersey 

2017                            “Yondr, A (Non) Use Case: Affective Rhetorical Agency in a Non-Use Tool,” Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts, 2017, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

2017                            “Pace-Taker: Getting to the Heart of Our Digital Anxieties,” Canadian Communications Association, Congress 2017, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario 

GUEST LECTURES:

2018                             “What is Critical Making?”
ENGL 108D: “Digital Lives,” University of Waterloo, Ontario

2017                             Animating the Saint John’s Bible.”
Critical Media Lab salon talk, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2017                             “Jacques Ellul’s Human Techniques.” 
ENGL 408C: “The Rhetoric of Digital Design: Theory and Practice,” University of Waterloo, Ontario

SELECT ARTISTIC WORKS:

2017                            “Sleep Mode,
XDM Student Exhibition, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2017                            “Greyfield/Brightfield,
XDM Student Exhibition, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016                            “Pace-Taker: Getting to the Heart of Our Digital Anxieties,”
XDM Student Exhibition, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016                            “Around the Clock: Temporality and Robot Labour,”
EUREKA Gala presented by Year of Code Waterloo Region, Kitchener, Ontario

2015                            “Organic (De)Construction,”
Feedback, Fedback, Feedforward. Gallery publication by the University of Waterloo, curated by Matthew Schwager. University of Waterloo, Ontario

 

HONOURS AND AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS:

2017                            SSHRC J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Doctoral (CGS-D),
University of Waterloo, Ontario. Declined due to deferred doctoral scholarship.

2017                            Masters Grade Average Award,
Department of English, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016-17                       SSHRC J. Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters (CGS-M),
University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016-17                       President’s Graduate Scholarship,
University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016                            Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement
(presented upon graduation), Department of English, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016                            History and Theory or Rhetoric Award,
Department of English, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2016                            Third Year Grade Average Award,
Department of English, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2015                            Second Year Grade Average Award,
Department of English, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2014                            Rhetoric and Professional Writing Award,
Department of English, University of Waterloo, Ontario

2014, ‘15, ‘16               Faculty of Arts Upper-Year Scholarships,
University of Waterloo, Ontario

2012                            President’s Scholarship,
University of Waterloo, Ontario