A C A D E M I C   A P P O I N T M E N T S 

Newton International Fellow (British Academy), 2018-2020

The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre (School of English) 

Project: “Animating the Fossil Image: Iconographies of Contingency in Contemporary Film and Art”

Research Associate, 2017

The University of Winnipeg, United Centre for Theological Studies

Research Affiliate, 2017-2018

The University of Manitoba, Institute for the Humanities

Sessional Instructor of Literature, 2017

Canadian Mennonite University, Department of English

Sessional Instructor of Writing and Composition, 2016-2018

The University of Manitoba, Department of English, Film, and Theatre

Visiting PhD Student, Michaelmas Term 2015

University of Cambridge, Department of History and Philosophy of Science

Sessional Instructor of Literature, 2011-2017

The University of Winnipeg, Department of English

E D U C A T I O N

PhD., English Literature | The University of Alberta, 2017

Dissertation: “Nature Morte: Decomposing Darwinism’s Evolutionary Aesthetics”

Committee: Dianne Chisholm, Susan Hamilton, Mark Simpson

Higher Education Teaching Certificate

Division of Professional, Applied, and Continuing Education, The University of Winnipeg, 2012

Teaching Practicum: “Representing Women’s Bodies in Civic Spaces: An Experiential Learning Initiative”

M.A. in English Literature and Cultural Studies | McMaster University, 2010

B.A. Honours in English Literature | The University of Winnipeg, 2009

T E A C H I N G  &  R E S E A R C H   F I E L D S 

  • Contemporary Literature (British, Canadian)

  • Neo-Victorian Literature

  • Animal Studies and the Posthumanities

P U B L I C A T I O N S

Edited Volumes:

1 “Taxidermic Forms and Fictions.” A special issue of Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, vol. 27, no. 2, 2019, pp. 131-138. Co-Edited by Sarah Bezan and Susan McHugh, Johns Hopkins University Press.

2 Seeing Animals After Derrida. Ed. Sarah Bezan and James Tink. Lanham: Lexington Books Ecocritical Theory and Practice Series, Rowman & Littlefield Imprint, 2018.

3 Thompson Butler, Elizabeth. Waterloo Diary: Woman Battle Artist in Training. Ed. Juliet McMaster with Sarah Bezan, Adela Burke, Brandi Goddard, Yifan Li, and Kaarina Mikalson. Sydney, Australia: Juvenilia Press, 2015.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

1 “Vanishing Signs: Dodo Birds and the Anthropogenic Wonderlands of Harri Kallio.” Parallax, Vol. 27, 2020. Ed. Dominic O’Key (In Preparation).

2 “Regenesis Aesthetics: Visualizing the Woolly Mammoth in De-Extinction Science.” Antennae: Journal of Nature in Visual Culture, Vol. 45, 2019, pp. 218-237. Ed. Giovanni Aloi.

3 “The Endling Taxidermy of Lonesome George: Iconographies of Extinction at the End of the Line.” Configurations: A Journal of Literature, Science, and Technology, vol. 27, no. 2, 2019, pp. 211-238. Co-Edited by Sarah Bezan and Susan McHugh, Johns Hopkins University Press.

4 “Necro-Eco: The Ecology of Death in Jim Crace’s Being Dead.” Mosaic: A Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Literature, vol. 8, no. 3, 2015, pp. 191-207.

5 “Shame as a Structure of Feeling: Raped and Prostituted Women in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Futhi Ntshingila’s Shameless.” Journal of the African Literature Association vol. 7, no. 1, 2012, pp. 15-24.

6 “‘This earth, hot like burning coals’: Alchemical Transmutation in Animal’s People.” Criterion vol. 5, 2012, pp. 99-108. [Graduate Journal]

7 “From the Mortician’s Scalpel to the Butcher’s Knife: Towards an Animal Thanatology.” Journal for Critical Animal Studies vol. 10, no. 1, 2012, pp. 119-37.

Book Chapters:

1 “‘So, We Meat Again:’ De-Extinction Deli and the Digitization of Species Revivalism.” In Digital Animalities: Media Representations of Nonhuman Life in the Age of Risk. Eds. Jody Berland and Thomas LaMarre. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2020 (In Preparation).

2 “CanLit’s Ossiferous Fictions: Animal Bones in Margaret Atwood’s Life Before Man and Carol Shields’s The Stone Diaries.” In The Palgrave Handbook of Animals and Literature. Eds. Susan McHugh, Robert McKay, and John Miller. London: Palgrave, 2020 (Forthcoming).

3 “Speculative Sex: Queering Biotechnological Futures in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” In Ecofeminist Science Fiction. Edited by Douglas Vakoch. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019 (In Review).

4 “Crossing the Barriers of Taste: The Alimentary Materialism of Jim Crace’s The Devil’s Larder.” In Literature and Meat Since 1900. Eds. Sean McCorry and John Miller. Palgrave Macmillan, “Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature” Series, 2019 (In Press).

5 “A Darwinism of the Muck and Mire: Decomposing Eco- and Zoopoetics in Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott’s decomp.” In Texts, Animals, Environments: Zoopoetics and Ecopoetics. Ed. Roland Borgards, Catrin Gersdof, Frederike Middelhoff, and Sebastian Schönbeck. Freiburg: Rombach Verlag “Cultural Animal Studies Series,” 2019, pp. 241-251.

6 “The Anterior Animal: Derrida, Deep Time, and The Immersive Vision of Paleoartist Julius Csotonyi.” In Seeing Animals After Derrida. Ed. Sarah Bezan and James Tink. Lanham: Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Imprint, 2018, pp. 65-86.

Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Entries:

1 “Species Revivalism (De-Extinction).” Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities, Ed. Emily O’Gorman and Kate Wright. Environmental Humanities Journal Vol. 11.1 (2019), 1000 words. (In Preparation).

Manuscripts in Preparation:

1 Dead Darwin: Evolutionary Decompositions in Neo-Victorian Culture. (Book monograph)

*Book proposal under review with Manchester University Press Series, Interventions: Rethinking the Nineteenth Century 

2 Regenesis Aesthetics: The Art and Literature of De-Extinction Science. (Book monograph)

3 Animal Remains. (Co-edited volume with Robert McKay, University of Sheffield)

4 Sex and Nature. (Co-edited special issue with Ina Linge, University of Exeter)

Interviews:

1 “Toxic Erotics: An Interview with Astrida Neimanis.” Rethinking Sexology (University of Exeter) Podcast Episode, Sex and Nature Conference, June 11th 2019, 30 minutes. http://rethinkingsexology.exeter.ac.uk/2018/12/sex-and-nature-1800-2018/ 

2 “An Interview with Sex and Nature Artist in Residence, Dr Amy Cutler.” Ina Linge and Sarah Bezan, Rethinking Sexology (University of Exeter) Podcast Episode, Sex and Nature Conference, June 11th 2019, 20 minutes. https://soundcloud.com/sexualknowledge/

3 “Towards a Medical Posthumanities: An Interview with Lucinda Cole.” University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre Podcast Episode, April 30th 2019, 23 minutes. http://sheffieldanimals.group.shef.ac.uk/sharc-podcast/ 

4 “Navigating the Terrain of Canadian Feminism(s): An Interview with GUTS Magazine, Co-founded by Nadine Adelaar and Cynthia Spring.” Inquire: Journal of Comparative Literature 4.2 (Nov. 2015): 1300 words.

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications:

1 “Fieldwork: A Response from Sarah Bezan and Robert McKay.” In Steve Baker: Fieldwork. Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre Catalog of Works (April 29-30th 2019). ISBN 978-1-52724037-7. (Co-authored with Robert McKay).

2 “ShARC Report: Animal Remains Conference, April 29-30th 2019.” Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre Blog, May 2019, 650 words. http://sheffieldanimals.group.shef.ac.uk/animal-remains-report-sarah-bezan/ 

3 “Multispecies Posthumanism in an Age of Mass Extinction.” Bioethics and Posthumanism Meeting Report, British Academy Project [Posthumanities: Redefining Humanities for the Fourth Industrial Age, PI: Danielle Sands], 600 words. https://posthumanities.co.uk

4 “Endling Taxidermy.” British Academy Review, No. 36 (Summer 2019), 2500 words. 

5 “Rural Ruins: Rewilding Ghost-Places on the Saskatchewan Prairies.” Route 57, Environs: Modern Natures issue, May 2019, 3000 words, 10 personal photographs.

6 “Skin/Screen: The Enfleshed Fossils of Julius Csotonyi’s Interactive Murals.” Digital Animalities Blog, Dec. 2018, 2500 words.

https://digitalanimalities.org/blog-entries/2018/12/10/skinscreen-the-enfleshed-fossils-of-julius-csotonyis-interactive-media

7 “Nature’s Nickelodeons: A Multispecies Sensorium.” Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre Blog, June 11th 2018, 750 words.

http://sheffieldanimals.group.shef.ac.uk/natures-nickelodeons-a-multispecies-sensorium-by-dr-sarah-bezan/ 

8 “Draw a New Circle.” In Theory: A Newsletter of the Cornell University International School of Criticism and Theory (2016): 550 words. [Invited contribution.]

9 “Contending With Marginal Histories in Books That Spur.” The Line: An Online Publication of Spur National Festival of Politics, Art & Ideas (2016): 400 words. https://spurfestival.ca/contending-with-marginal-histories-in-books-that-spur/ 

10 Guillaume Morissette. New Tab. 2014. 164 pp. The Bull Calf Review 5.2 (Winter 2016): 550 words. 

11 Diane Schoemperlen. By the Book. 2014. 218 pp. The Bull Calf Review 5.1 (Winter 2015): 750 words.

12 “Ecology and Environmental Humanities Symposium, Rice University.” Journal for Critical Animal Studies 12.1 (2014): 1000 words.

13 Gail Scott. Obituary. 2010. 186 pp. The Bull Calf Review 2.2 (Spring 2012): 500 words. 

Excerpts of the review published on the Coach House Books website: http://www.chbooks.com/reviews/bull-calf-reviews-gail-scotts-obituary

T E A C H I N G 

Courses Taught:

2017-2018 English Composition; Introductory English (Animal Metamorphoses); Postmodern Fiction and Film (half-term to cover a sick leave)

2012, 2014 Topics in Women’s Writing: Death & Desire in Contemporary Women’s Fiction

2011 Topics in Literary Studies

Courses Developed:

2012 Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies: Sexual and Cultural Revolutions (teaching offer declined)

Guest Lectures:

2018 Master of Arts course on American Literature and Postmodernism (Animal Studies class)

Supervisions:

2019 Master of Arts Work Placement Thesis, “Beyond the Bomber’s Radar View of History: Perspective and Memory in W.G. Sebald’s The Rings of Saturn”

A W A R D S   &   F E L L O W S H I P S 

External Awards:

2018-20 Newton International Fellowship | British Academy & Royal Society, University of Sheffield, UK (£60,000)

2019 Additional Training and Dissemination Grant | British Academy (£5,000)

2017 Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference Travel Scholarship, University of Adelaide, Australia ($1,500)

2016 Cornell University International School of Criticism and Theory Tuition Grant ($2,000)

2015-17 Izaak Walton Killam Doctoral Fellowship ($70,000)

2015 SSHRC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement ($6,000)

2015 University of Toronto Comparative Literature Travel Bursary ($500)

2013 ACCUTE Conference Travel Award ($500)

2012-15 SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship ($105,000)

Internal Awards:

2017 Andrew Stewart Graduate Memorial Prize ($5,000)

2016 University of Alberta Faculty of Arts Graduate Student Research Travel Award ($2,500)

2016 University of Alberta English and Film Studies Graduate Program for Special Training ($430)

2015 Sarah Nettie Christie Travel Award ($2,000)

2014 University of Alberta Graduate Students Association Professional Development Award ($500)

2014 Profiling Alberta’s Graduate Students Award ($1,000)

2013 University of Alberta Graduate Students Association Professional Development Award ($500)

2013 Sarah Nettie Christie Travel Award ($1,000)

2012 University of Alberta President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction ($20,000)

2012 University of Alberta Recruitment Scholarship ($5,000)

2010 McMaster University Graduate Entrance Scholarship ($4,000)

Research Grants for Knowledge Exchange Activities:

2019 Arts Enterprise Grant, University of Sheffield (£1,200)

[Animal Remains Conference Artist Showcase, Fieldwork, with Steve Baker]


H O N O U R S

2015 Member of an Editing Team Nominated for a William M.B. Berger Prize in British Art History

[For Juvenilia Press Book Project, Waterloo Diary: Woman Battle Artist in Training]

2013 Featured as one of Top 12 Doctoral Students at The University of Alberta Quaecumque Vera Honour Society Annual Luncheon (Hosted by University of Alberta President Dr. Indira Samarasekera)

I N V I T E D   T A L K S   &   P U B L I C   E N G A G E M E N T 

Mar. 2019 “Endling Taxidermy: Lonesome George and the Iconographies of Extinction.”

Modern and Contemporary Literature Seminar | The University of Utrecht, The Netherlands 

Feb. 2019 “Regenesis Aesthetics: Visualizing the Woolly Mammoth in De-Extinction Science.”

Northern Animal Studies Network | The University of Leeds, UK

Nov. 2018 “Endling Taxidermy with Sarah Bezan,” Interview with Siobhan O’Sullivan

Knowing Animals Podcast | The University of New South Wales, Australia

https://directory.libsyn.com/episode/index/id/7529504/tdest_id/279431?fbclid=IwAR2oOMMsxtfvIGnQhQKgu3Ea2HEdmCMpZjoB0Qb1r7UfdMIKQXVo4Ymr9Gg 

Oct. 2018 “Woolly Mammoth: A Visual Icon for De-Extinction Science.”

Ideas Alive at 5:45 | Off the Shelf Literary Festival, Sheffield UK

May 2018 “What are Paleo-Imaginaries?”

The University of Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre Speaker Series | The University of Sheffield, UK

Nov. 2017 “A Darwinism of the Muck and Mire.”

The University of Manitoba Critical Environments Research Group | The University of Manitoba, Canada

Nov. 2017 “A Kaleidoscope of Colour: Colour Theory and Ichthyology in Richard Flanagan’s Gould’s Book of Fish.”

The University of Manitoba Institute for the Humanities Speaker Series | The University of Manitoba, Canada

Apr. 2017 “The Anterior Animal: Derrida, Deep Time, and the Immersive Vision of Paleoartist Julius Csotonyi.”

The University of Manitoba New Research Colloquium Series | The University of Manitoba, Canada 

Jan. 2017 “A Post-Mortem Cartography of Corals: Geo-Vitalisms in the Underwater Sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor and Rebecca Stott’s The Coral Thief.” 

Stanford University Environmental Humanities Project Workshop Series | Stanford University, USA

Mar. 2016 “Charles Darwin’s Post-Mortem Natural History: (De)Composing the Earth Through the Action of Worms.” 

University of Chicago Animal Studies Research Group | University of Chicago, USA

P E E R - R E V I E W E D   C O N F E R E N C E   P R E S E N T A T I O N S 

Nov. 2019 “Test Tube Tiger: The Thylacine in Species Revivalist Fiction.” (Forthcoming)

Towards Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction Conference | Université de Lille, France

Jul. 2019 “Narrating Species Revivalism.” Panel Presentation & Poster. (Forthcoming)

Narrative Science in Techno-Environments Workshop | London, UK

Apr. 2019 “The Virtual Realities of Species Revivalism: Restoring the Kaua’i Bird in Jakob Kudsk Steensen’s Re-Animated.”

Animal Remains Conference | University of Sheffield, UK

Mar. 2019 “The Bioethics of De-Extinction Science.” 

Posthumanities: Redefining Humanities for the Fourth Industrial Age | Royal Holloway, University of London, UK

Mar. 2019 “Extinction’s Ovum: The Origination of Great Auk Eggs in Jeremy Page’s The Collector of Lost Things.” 

ACLA Conference | Georgetown University, USA

Nov. 2018 “Unlocking Paleo-Imaginaries: The Speculative Arts and Sciences of the Woolly Mammoth Revival Project.” 

SLSA Conference | University of Toronto, Canada

Oct. 2018 “Skin/Screen: The Enfleshed Fossils of Julius Csotonyi’s Interactive Murals.” 

Baltic Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences Conference | Latvian University, Latvia

Sept. 2018 “Mammoth 2.0: The Risks and Speculative Aesthetics of Species Revivalism.”

Manchester Centre for Political Theory Workshop on Preventing the ‘Age of Loneliness’: Conservation, Ecological Restoration, Adaptation, & the Nonhuman | Manchester University, UK 

Apr. 2018 “Speculative Sex: Queering Origin Stories in Larissa Lai’s Salt Fish Girl.” 

British Animal Studies Network | University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK

Nov. 2017 “Zombie Zoology: Taxidermy and De-Extinction.” 

Taxidermic Forms and Fictions Roundtable (Co-Organized by Susan McHugh and Sarah Bezan) | SLSA Conference, Arizona State University, USA

Oct. 2017 Co-presented with Hollande Bezan, Artist. “Decomposing Embodiment in Literature and Art.”

Association for the Arts of the Present Roundtable | University of California at Berkeley, USA

Oct. 2017 “An Edenic Rebirth: Becoming-Compost Through Natural Burial.” 

Animals and Religion Conference | University of Winnipeg, Canada

Jul. 2017 “Vegetal Flesh: Embodying Edibility in Jim Crace’s The Devil’s Larder.”

Australasian Animal Studies Association Conference | University of Adelaide, Australia

Jun. 2017 “Darwin’s Geo-Vitalism: Mapping a Cartography of Corals in the Underwater Sculptures of Jason deCaires Taylor.”

ASLE Biennial Conference | Wayne State University, USA 

Oct. 2016 “From Annelid to Hominid: (De)Composing the Book in Stephen Collis and Jordan Scott’s decomp.”

Texts, Animals, Environments International Symposium | Castle Herrenhausen, Hannover, Germany

Oct. 2015 “The Mouldering Museum: Taxidermy and the Deconstruction of Animality in Novels by Martel, Mosse, Millet, and York.”

Reconfiguring Human and Non-Human Seminar | University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Sept. 2015 “Charles Darwin’s Post-Mortem Natural History: (De)Composing the Earth Through the Action of Worms.”

ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference | University of Cambridge, UK

Mar. 2015 “Recording “ooze, slyme, murk”: Peter Greenaway’s Ethology of Creaturely Putrefaction in A Zed and Two Noughts.”

ACLA Conference | University of Washington, USA

Mar. 2015 “The Persistence of the Post-Mortem: Survival and Preservation in Lydia Millet’s Trilogy.”

Centre for Comparative Literature “Survival" Conference | The University of Toronto, Canada

Oct. 2014 “Necro-Eco: The Ecology of Death and the Animacy of the Corpse in Jim Crace’s Being Dead.”

A Matter of Life/Death Conference | The University of Manitoba, Canada

Mar. 2014 “Becoming-Inert: Post-Mortem Flesh in the Art of Joel-Peter Witkin.”

ACLA Conference | New York University, USA

Oct. 2013 “Species Extinction, Temporality, and the ‘Last Death’ in Lydia Millet’s How the Dead Dream.”

The End as Enjambment Graduate Workshop | University of Alberta, Canada

Sept. 2013 “The Political Ecology of the Corpse and Carcass in Aurel Schmidt’s ‘Man-eater’ Collection.” 

Ecology and Environmental Humanities Symposium | Rice University, USA

Jun. 2013 “Shame as a Structure of Feeling: Raped and Prostituted Women in J.M. Coetzee’s Disgrace and Futhi Ntshingila’s Shameless.”

ACCUTE Conference - SSHRC Annual Congress | University of Victoria, Canada

Apr. 2013 “Animal Atopias.”

ACLA Conference | University of Toronto, Canada

Nov. 2012 “The Ethics of Edibility: Food Animals in Perspective.”

Critical Animal Studies Open Dialogue Forum | The University of Winnipeg, Canada

Mar. 2012 “The Alterity of Death and Animality: Collapsing the Divide.”

ACLA Conference | Brown University, USA

Mar. 2011 “From the Mortician’s Scalpel to the Butcher’s Knife.”

Human Rites/Animal Bodies Symposium | The University of Manitoba, Canada

Jul. 2010 “Places, Non-Places, and Ghost-Places on the Canadian Prairies.”

Seeds of Thought Vox Populi Symposium | McMaster University, Canada

Apr. 2010 “Spotting Banksy: Graffiti and Surveillance Culture.”

The Archive: A Symposium | McMaster University, Canada

Feb. 2010 “Places, Non-Places, and Ghost-Places on the Canadian Prairies.”

A Measure of Place Graduate Conference | McGill University, Canada

C U R A T I O N   &   P U B L I C   A R T S   E N G A G E M E N T 

2019 Fieldwork (Artist: Steve Baker), Co-Curated with Robert McKay (Sheffield) and Maria Lux (Whitman College) for Animal Remains Conference, The University of Sheffield, Jessop West Building (April 29-30th 2019)

I N T E R N A T I O N A L   R E S E A R C H   &  T R A I N I N G 

2019 International Knowledge Frontiers Forum 

Organizer: Australian Academy for the Humanities/British Academy 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

2019 Colby College Environmental Humanities Summer Institute (Mellon Foundation)

Directors: Stephanie LeMenager, Amanda Boetzkes, and Kyle Whyte | Waterville, Maine, USA

2019 Oxford University Digital Humanities Summer Institute 

Directors: Judy Dendy | University of Oxford, UK

2019 Ischia Summer School on the History of the Life Sciences (Fritz Thyssen Foundation)

Directors: Janet Browne (Harvard), Nick Hopwood (Cambridge), Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter) | Ischia & Naples, Italy

2018 Interdisciplinary Environmental Humanities Summer Course (Human Ecology and Culture at Lake Mývatn 1700-2000: Dimensions of Environmental and Cultural Change)

Host: The Svartárkot Culture-Nature Project/The Reykjavik Academy/City University of New York/Stefansson Arctic Institute

Director: Viðar Hreinsson (Reykjavik Academy) | Bárðardalur, Iceland

2018 Animals and Society Summer Institute in Human-Animal Studies

Director: Jane Desmond (UIllinois U-C), Kenneth Shapiro (ASI) et al. | University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), USA

2018 University of Oxford Summer Session

Bodleian Libraries Centre for the Study of Book

Enrolled in Seminar: “The Scientific Image”

Convenor: Roger Gaskell (Cambridge) | University of Oxford, UK

2017 University of Winnipeg Oral History Centre 

Introduction to Oral History Workshop (Research Certificate)

Project: “Histories of Inglis and Pangnirtung: Jim and Wendy”

2016 Cornell University International School of Criticism and Theory Summer School 

Enrolled in Seminar: “Material Life: Vitalism from Spinoza to Deleuze”

Director: Branka Arsić (Columbia) | Cornell University, USA

2015 Cambridge University Visiting PhD Student (Sept-Dec)

Project: “Charles Darwin’s Post-Mortem Natural History” 

Supervisor: Jim Secord | Cambridge University Department of History and Philosophy of Science, UK

2014 Utrecht University “Critical Theory Beyond Negativity” Summer School

Director: Rosi Braidotti | Utrecht University, The Netherlands

P R O F E S S I O N A L   D E V E L O P M E N T   &   P E D A G O G I C A L  P R A C T I C E

2017 Accessibility Training (Accessibility for Manitobans Act)| University of Winnipeg, Canada

2013 Teaching Proseminar | University of Alberta, Canada

2012 Teaching Assistant Training Seminar | McMaster University, Canada

2012 Higher Education Teaching Practicum | The University of Winnipeg, Canada

P E E R   R E V I E W I N G

2017-2018 Reviewer for Animal Studies Journal, Colloquy: Text, Theory, Critique, and the Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature Series

2016-2017 Reviewer for Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice

B O A R D   M E M B E R S H I P   &   G O V E R N A N C E

2017-2018 Past President, University of Winnipeg Alumni Association

2016-2017 President, University of Winnipeg Alumni Association

2017 Volunteer, VegFest (an event organized by the Farm Animal Compassion Committee at the Winnipeg Humane Society)

2016, 2017 RBC Emerging Scholar, Spur National Festival of Politics, Art & Ideas (Winnipeg)

2014-2016 Council Member, University of Winnipeg Alumni Association

2012-2015 Intern, Institute for Critical Animal Studies (New York, USA)

2013-14 Board Member, Animal Cancer Therapy Subsidization Society of Alberta

2011-12 Board Member, City of Winnipeg Public Library Board of Directors

2011-12 Board Member, LiteracyWORKS Winnipeg Board of Directors

D E P A R T M E N T A L   S U P P O R T   &   A C T I V I T I E S 

The University of Sheffield: 

2018-20 Research Coordinator for ShARC (Sheffield Animal Studies Research Centre)

The University of Alberta: 

2013-14 Faculty of Graduate Studies Research Councillor

2012-13 English & Film Studies Department Graduate Student Executive Council

The University of Winnipeg:

Mar. 2017 Organizer & Moderator, Distinguished Alumni Mentorship Speaker Series with Ben Sparrow, CEO of Sparrow Hotels 

Jan. 2017 Organizer, University of Winnipeg Alumni Association Book Club

Dec. 2016 Organizer & Host, University of Winnipeg Alumni Association Holiday Jingle

Dec. 2016 Organizer & Moderator, Distinguished Alumni Mentorship Speaker Series with Warren Breckman, Professor of History (University of Pennsylvania)

Sept. 2013 Presenter, Graduate School Information Session 

Feb. 2012 Presenter, Rough Cuts & Demo Tapes Roundtable 

Sept. 2010 Presenter, Information Session for Honours Students

May 2009 Volunteer, Carol Shields Symposium

S E M I N A R   &   C O N F E R E N C E   O R G A N I Z A T I O N

Jun. 2019 Co-Organizer with Ina Linge, University of Exeter, UK.

Sex and Nature Conference | The University of Exeter, UK

Keynotes: Greta LaFleur (Yale University, USA), Astrida Neimanis (University of Sydney, Australia), with Artist in Residence Amy Cutler (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Apr. 2019 Lead Organizer with Robert McKay, University of Sheffield, UK.

Animal Remains Conference | University of Sheffield, UK
Keynotes: Thom Van Dooren (University of Sydney, Australia), Lucinda Cole (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), with Artist in Residence Steve Baker (University of Central Lancashire)

Oct. 2017 Organizing Committee Member, with Arthur Walker-Jones. 

Human-Animal Ethics in Religious Discourses Conference | The University of Winnipeg, Canada

Jun. 2015 Lead Discussant, “Necro-Eco: The Ecology of Death in Jim Crace’s Being Dead.

The University of Manitoba Posthumanism Reading Group | The University of Manitoba, Canada

Apr. 2015 Organizer, “The Animal and the Anthropocene.” 

Environment and Animal Studies Roundtable | The University of Alberta, Canada

Jun. 2013 Panel Chair, “Animal Others.” 

ACCUTE Conference | The University of Victoria, Canada

Nov. 2012 Organizer & Presenter, “The Ethics of Edibility.” 

The Ethics of Edibility Open Dialogue Forum: A Project of the Critical Animal Studies Institute | The University of Winnipeg, Canada

Apr. 2010 Co-Organizer & Presenter, “Rural Ruins.”

Seeds of Thought Vox Populi Graduate Symposium | McMaster University, Canada

L A N G U A G E S

French, Latin (Basic Reading Knowledge); German (Beginner)

M E M B E R S H I P S

British Society for Literature and Science (BSLS)

American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA)

Canadian Oral History Centre

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE)

Association for Literature, the Environment, and Culture in Canada (ALECC)

Australasian Animal Studies Association (AASA)

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts (SLSA)