Assistant Professor, Cinema
Faculty Fellow, Simone de Beauvoir Institute & Womens Studies
Research and Teaching Interests
critical race and ethnic studies; relational theory and critique; settler colonialism and decolonization; queer studies (esp queer of color critique); Black, Indigenous, and women of color feminisms; diasporic film and media; representations of structural violence.
PhD, Gender, Feminist & Women's Studies, York University
FMST 392 Queer Cinema I
FMST 410-AA Seminar in Gender, Sexuality and Media
FMST 635/835 Topics in Aesthetics or Cultural Theory: Queer of Colour Film and Media
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
(Forthcoming) Reframing Suicide: Queer Indigenous and Diasporic Imaginaries. GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies.
2020 Refusal/Film: Diasporic-Indigenous Relationalities. Settler Colonial Studies 10(1): 110-125.
2016. Desire, Settler Colonialism and the Racialized Cowboy. The Settler Complex: Recuperating Binarism in Colonial Studies. Ed. Patrick Wolfe. Los Angeles: UCLA American Indian Studies Center Press. 117-132.
2012 National Identity, Transnational Whiteness, and the Canadian Citizenship Guide. Critical Race and Whiteness Studies8(1): 1-15.
Book Chapters, Essays, and Reviews (Selected)
(Forthcoming) Keyword: Settler Colonialism. Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies II. Eds Anne Braithwaite and Catherine Orr. New York: Routledge
2017 Intellectuals Outside the Academy: Interviews with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Steven Salaita and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson. Social Justice: A Journal of Crime, Conflict, and World Order. 44 (4): 119-131.
2017 Not Your Indian Eco-Princess: Indigenous Women’s Resistance to Environmental Degradation. Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches. Eds. L. Ayu Saraswati, Barbara Shaw and Heather Rellihan. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 559-64.
2017 Ongoing Colonial Violence in Settler States. Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association 6(2): np.
2017 Alien Capital: Asian Racialization and the Logic of Settler Colonial Capitalism by Iyko Day (review). Native American and Indigenous Studies Journal 4(1): 100-101.
2012 Privilege vs. Complicity: People of Colour and Settler Colonialism. FedCan Equity Matters Blog. Ed. Malinda Smith. Ottawa: Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, 21stMarch.
2010 Indigenous Solidarity in an Anti-Racism Context? A Case Study of the National Secretariat Against Hate and Racism in Canada. Alliances: Re/Envisioning Indigenous-Non-Indigenous Relationships. Ed. Lynne Davis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 256-275.
Selected Professional activities
Book Reviews Co-Editor, Lateral: Journal of the Cultural Studies Association, 2018-
Board Member, Critical Ethnic Studies Association, 2016-19