I am a PhD candidate in the Dept. of English at Queen's University. I am curious about the roles language and literature (or more broadly speaking, stories) can play in resistance, community building, healing, and the assertion of self. To date my research has primarily focused on Indigenous-settler relations, youth culture, and the impact of digital technology on artist practice, but I also have interests in pedagogy, social media, poverty, trauma, and political rhetoric. I am currently working on a dissertation entitled “Emerging Voices: Reading Canadian Youth Online,” and on too many side projects for my own good.