Ph.D. (ABD) in English, University of Toronto, 2013-
Dissertation: "Unthinkable Subjects: Postmortem Poetics in Modernity"
Committee: Mari Ruti (supervisor), Michael Cobb, Neil ten Kortenaar, Avery Slater
School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, 2017
M.A. in English and Creative Writing, Université de Montréal, 2013
B.A. in English and French, York University, 2011
Selected Awards and Grants
Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies Graduate Fellowship, 2019
University of Toronto Doctoral Completion Award, 2018-19
Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Award SSHRC, 2014-17
University of Toronto Fellowship, 2013-18
University of Toronto Summer Institute Study Award, 2018
David Rayside Graduate Award for Research Field Trip, 2018
David Rayside Graduate Award for Engagement Project, 2018
David Rayside Graduate Award for Engagement Project, 2017
Banff Literary Arts Program Fund, 2017
Jack Hallam Graduate Scholarship in Sexual Diversity Studies, 2013
University of Toronto Department of English Admission Award, 2013
University of Toronto Viola Whitney Pratt Memorial Scholarship in English, 2013
Banff Centre Literary Arts Program Fund, 2013
Selected Conference Presentations
"The Psychoanalytic Closet," American Comparative Literature Association, Georgetown University, 2019.
"How Does Literature Think?" London Circuit in Critical Theory, June 2018.
"Fanon avec Lacan." Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies, York University, June 2017.
"The Feeling of the Sentence." Feeling Queer / Queer Feeling Colloquium, University of Toronto, May 2017.
"Orchestral Fictions: On Wilson Harris," "Golden Silence: Surrealism at 100 and the Place of Music in its History," Le Musée des beaux-arts, Montréal, QC, April 2017.
"Daydreaming Transgender: On Apichatpong Weerasethakul's Cemetery of Splendor," Cinema Studies Conference, University of Toronto, February 2017.
"Queer, Necropower: The Neuroses of Queer Negativity," London Conference in Critical Thought, Birkbeck, University of London, June 2016.
"Murder and Becoming: Tender Things, or The Obituary's Corpse," Centre for Comparative Literature Conference, University of Toronto, March 2015.
"Totally Trans: Theorizing Trans Architecture with Édouard Glissant," ACLA, New York, March 2014.
"Proximate Poetics," Emergent Precarities Symposium, California State University, Los Angeles, February 2013.
"Public Affects: 'Sincerity' and New Media Poetics," Public Poetics Conference, Concordia University, February 2013.
"Race and the Psychoanalytic Clinic." Co-organized with Linette Park. American Comparative Literature Association, Georgetown University, 2019.
Institutes and Residencies
Drawing/Sex/Together, Artscape Gibraltar Point, 2018
London Graduate School Summer Academy, 2018
Sex, Ethics, Extinction Retreat, Dark Lake, 2017
Centering Ourselves: Writing in a Racialized Canada, Banff Centre, 2017
Summer Institute in Sexuality Studies, York University, 2017
In(ter)ventions: Writing at the Edge, Banff Centre, 2013