Doctor of Philosophy, Communication and Culture, Ryerson University, 2013–present

Supervisor: Dr. Lorraine Janzen-Kooistra
Dissertation: Popular Materials: British Illustrated Magazines and the Technological Imagination, 1880-1910
(Anticipated completion in August 2017)

Master of Arts, English, University of Victoria, 2010–2012

Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Surridge
Essay: “’There is nothing . . . stronger than a mother’: The New Woman and Population Politics in Emma Frances Brooke’s A Superfluous Woman (1894)”

Bachelor of Arts, English, St. Mary’s University, 2004–2010
(Graduated summa cum laude)


HASTAC Scholar, Ryerson University, 2016-present

Student Research Fellow, Ryerson Centre for Digital Humanities, 2013–present

Graduate Co-Instructor, English, Ryerson University, 2015-2016
Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, English 810: Advanced English Research Methods and English 632: Victorian Literature and Culture

Co-Instructor, DH@Guelph Summer Workshops, 2016
Dr. Jason Boyd, Text Encoding Fundamentals and Their Application

Writing Consultant, Ryerson Student Writing Centre, 2014

TA Peer Mentor and TA Consultant, English, University of Victoria, 2011–2012

Workshop Series Leader, English, University of Victoria, 2011-2012

Teaching Assistant, English, University of Victoria, 2010–2011
Drs. Janelle Jenstad and Kim Blank, English 147: Literary Traditions and Transformations


Ryerson Dissertation Completion Award ($8,000), 2017
Liss Jeffrey Award for New Media Research ($20,000), 2016-2017
Ryerson Faculty of Arts Travel Grant ($1000), 2015
Digital Diversity Travel Grant ($600), 2015
Ryerson International Centre Travel Grant ($500), 2015
SSHRC CGS Scholarship ($105, 000), 2013–2016
Digital Humanities Summer Institute Scholarship ($650), 2013
SSHRC Bombardier Scholarship ($17, 500), 2011–2012
President’s Research Scholarship ($4,000), 2011–2012
Teaching Assistant Fellowship ($10,000), 2010–2011
Louise McKinney Scholarship ($2,500), 2008-2009


Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, University of Missouri Kansas City, September 2016
Title: “Fin-de-Siècle Periodicals and the Launch of Big Reading”

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English/Victorian Studies Association of Ontario, University of Calgary
Title: “‘Techniques of the Modern Illustrated Newspaper’: Periodical Aesthetics and the Technological Imagination at the Fin de Siècle”

Intersections|Cross Sections Graduate Conference, Ryerson University, March 2016
Title: “(Re)turning to the Material Archive: Technology and Aesthetics in Nineteenth Century Journalism”

Digital Diversity 2015, University of Alberta, April 2015
Title: “Prototyping Personography for The Yellow Nineties Online: Visualizing Historical (non)Entities in the Digital Age”
(co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra)

Northeast Modern Language Association, Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, May 2015
Title: “Queers, Non-correlatives, Women, and Others: Toward a Feminist Personography for 1890s Avant-garde Periodicals”
(co-presented with Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra)

Nineteenth Century Studies Association, Parker House Hotel, Boston, March 2015
Title: “The Bioaesthetics of Statistical Visualization Narrative in Pearson’s Magazine

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English/Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada, Brock University, May 2014
Title: “Vulnerable Boundaries and Mutating Ontologies in Rachilde’s Monsieur Vénus and Marie Corelli’s Wormwood

Centre for Digital Humanities, Ryerson University, March 2014
Title: “Toward a Personography of the 1890s Avant-Garde Periodical Community”
(co-presented with Dennis Hogan)

Endnotes English Graduate Students’ Society, University of British Columbia, May 2012
Title: “Maternal Revolution: Normalized Pregnancy in Late Victorian Literature”

Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2012
Title: “Visualizing Subjectivity: A Failed Map of Victorian Maternal Mobility”



“Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications: A Collaborative Book.” Secondary author with Alyssa Arbuckle et al. International Journal of Learning and Media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press 4.1 (Winter 2012).


Speaking the Languages of Digital Scholarship: Translating Data for the Yellow Nineties Personography.” Digital Scholarship Ontario, Fall 2016.

“’A magic web with colours gay’: Literary meaning-making and the textile analogy.” The Attic, St. Mary’s University, Vol. 1 (Fall 2011).

Work in progress

“Prototyping Personography in The Yellow Nineties Online: Queering and Querying History in the Digital Age.” Primary author with Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Forthcoming; subject to revision. Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities. Ed. Jaqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh. Minnesota UP.

“Advertisements, Hyper Reading, and Fin-de-Siècle Consumer Culture in the Illustrated London News and The Graphic.” Submitted for consideration in Victorian Periodicals Review.


Constitutional review committee, ComCult Graduate Students’ Association, 2016
Panel chair, Canadian Society for Digital Humanities Conference, 2016
Volunteer, Intersections ComCult Graduate Student Conference, 2016
Moderation and executive summary, ComCult program review roundtable, 2016
VP Finance, ComCult Graduate Students Association, 2015-2016
OPSEU steward, Ryerson University, 2015-2016
Co-organizer, Digital Pedagogies Conference, 2015
ComCult comprehensive exams policy review committee, 2015
Student representative, ComCult Executive Committee, 2014-2015
PhD student representative, ComCult Graduate Students Association, 2014-2015
Local events fellow, Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, 2014-2015
Promotions volunteer, Northeast Modern Language Association Convention, 2013–2014
Blind peer reviewer, Intersections ComCult Graduate Student Conference, 2014
Volunteer, Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada Conference, 2012
Volunteer, Modernist Network Conference, 2010
Co-organizer, English 401 Conference, St. Mary’s University, 2010
Secretary and Editorial Board member, St. Mary’s University Literary Guild, 2009-2010


Advanced Concepts in TEI, 2016
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

Visualizing Information: Where Data Meets Design, 2015
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

A Collaborative Approach to XSLT, 2014
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

Advanced Research Methods (ComCult 9900), 2014
Communication and Culture, Ryerson University

Design for Digital Humanists, 2013
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

Digital Pedagogies, 2012
Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria

Introduction to TEI: Text Encoding Initiative, 2012
Electronic Textual Cultures Lab, University of Victoria

Presentation Skills Workshop, 2011
Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Victoria

Assignment and Feedback Design, 2011
Learning and Teaching Centre, University of Victoria

Reader-Centered Prose: An Academic Writing Workshop, 2011
Department of English, University of Victoria

Teaching Literature and Composition (Engl 502), 2010–2011
Department of English, University of Victoria