Current Research

May 29, 2018, Canadian Literature: "‘I write this for all of you’: Recovering the Unpublished RCMP ‘Incident’ in Maria Campbell’s Halfbreed (1973)”, coauthored with Deanna Reder. https://canlit.ca/new-research-note-maria-campbells-halfbreed-and-the-excised-passage/

Spring 2018 Issue #197, BC Studies: "Rethinking the Paratext: Digital Story-Mapping E. Pauline Johnson's and Chief Joe & Mary Capilano's Legends of Vancouver (1911)". This article discusses the role of the paratext as it applies to newly published or republished works of Indigenous literature. You can see my digital story-map here.

Forthcoming, University of Manitoba Press: I am publishing a new edition of Legends of Vancouver, to be retitled Legends of the Capilano, with the University of Manitoba Press's "First Voices, First Texts" series. This updated edition will include interviews with Dr. Rick Monture (Mohawk) and Dr. Rudy Reimer (Squamish), additional biographical information for Chief Joe and Mary Capilano, and additional stories narrated by Mary Capilano. This edition is being developed in partnership with descendents of the Capilano family.

Forthcoming, SFU Library: I am creating a digital TEI-encoded edition of Legends of Vancouver, using TEI markup to highlight the uses of language (especially Chinook jargon) throughout the book. I'm working from a specific 1911 edition from SFU's Special Collections Library, which includes handwritten marginalia by Johnson herself. The Digital Edition will also feature an image gallery of book covers, also from SFU's Special Collections Library, highlighting the many different editions of Legends of Vancouver that have been published over the last century. This edition will be hosted online through the SFU Library, and is supported by SFU's Digital Humanities Innovation Lab (DHIL). You can view some of these unique book covers here

Dissertation: My PhD project focuses on twentieth- and twenty-first century Indigenous women's writing in Canada, and interrogates the ways in which works of Indigenous literature (Legends of Vancouver and others) have historically been subject to destructive editing practices. My dissertation proposes to reasses these works through a decolonial and digital critical framework, using elements of archival theory, Indigenous studies, and the digital humanities to re-read these texts through a new scholarly lens.