A Lost Conversation about Ungrading

On Wednesday, June 15, Dr. Suzanne Smythe and I gathered a small group of colleagues from our respective faculties to record a podcast about our interests and experiments in ungrading. What followed was an enthusiastic, rich, and exciting 90 minute conversation... that wasn't recorded. So instead I'm sitting down to write a blog post that... Continue Reading →

The Loneliness of the Spinster

This piece was originally published in The Chronicle of Higher Education in November of 2016, but has since been deleted as part of the closure of The Chronicle's community website. And so, I'm publishing it here instead! *** Two years ago, I sat across the table from a fellow “emerging scholar” who was extolling the... Continue Reading →

a manifesto in progress

refuse. say no to overwork. say no to giving your labour to organizations that aren't working actively against oppression. say no to systems and norms that harm students. say no to the precaritization of academic labour. say no to cops on campus. say no to civility and respectability. say no to the hidden curriculum, the... Continue Reading →

Amplify Podcast Network

The Amplify Podcast Network is a partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Publishing program and Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL), Wilfrid Laurier University Press (WLU Press), Wilfrid Laurier University Library (WLUL), and The Documentary Media Society. It will also include four co-applicants and three collaborators from institutions including the University of British Columbia, Thompson Rivers University, the University of Alberta, Concordia University, and Dalhousie University,... Continue Reading →

Witch, Please

Witch, Please is a fortnightly podcast I make with Marcelle Kosman as part of feminist production company Not Sorry. A feminist rereading of the Harry Potter series, the podcast takes up a different theoretical framework each episode -- from queer theory to disability studies to structuralism -- to offer critical tools for resistantly but lovingly rereading the series.

The SpokenWeb Podcast

The SpokenWeb Podcast is a monthly podcast produced by the SpokenWeb team. It is one of the compelling ways the SpokenWeb project is framing and showcasing the audio of unique archival literary recordings held by SpokenWeb-affiliated universities and communities across Canada. Episodes are snapshots of literary history and contemporary responses to it, including interviews, panel discussions, lectures, readings,... Continue Reading →

Secret Feminist Agenda

Secret Feminist Agenda was a weekly podcast about the insidious, nefarious, insurgent, and mundane ways we enact our feminism in our daily lives. The first three seasons went through open peer review with Wilfrid Laurier University Press as part of the SSHRC-funded project "Scholarly Podcasting in Canada." Guests have included Sara Ahmed, Vivek Shraya, and Alicia Elliott.

Publishing Unbound

Publishing Unbound was a three-day symposium (February 9-11, 2018) co-organized by me, Dr. Erin Wunker, and Heidi Waechtler, in conjunction with the Association of Book Publishers of BC and the Magazine Association of BC. It brought together authors, activists, scholars, and publishing professionals from across Canada for a conversation about systemic barriers to accessing Canadian... Continue Reading →

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