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my research

My fields of research are Canadian identity, popular culture studies, September 11th studies, and digital humanities (especially as it relates to pedagogy). Here are some highlights.

Once upon a time I gathered together some thoughts on Wikipedia for Congress 2011 and some people, like Maclean’s, the National Post, and Wired, were interested. Clive Thompson talks about it in his book, too, which was very cool, and Ed Tech Magazine did a nice Q&A.

I have just finished revising my doctoral dissertation on Douglas Coupland into a book, currently under review with McGill-Queen’s UP. Coupland was generous enough to grant me his first scholarly interview.

I recently wrote a chapter on Alpha Flight for this project and have contributed a brief history of Canadian Comics to the forthcoming Routledge Companion to Comics.

I talk a lot about Canadian identity in popular culture. I think Scott Pilgrim is a really interesting part of this conversation, which led to a co-written book chapter on him. My next co-written chapter, on comics and collaboration, is for this project.

You can find me presenting at Congress pretty much every year, either with ACCUTE (for whom I am a campus rep) or CACLALS (where I serve on the executive), or both.

More (sort of) on my profile.