Selected contributions

Publications
  • "Write like a visual artist: Tracing artists’ work in Canada’s textually mediated art world." Literacy and Numeracy Studies, 2016, 24(2), 43-63.
  • "Starting with a squish: An institutional ethnography of Canada’s art world." Refereed chapter accepted for publication in Reading Sociology (Oxford University Press, 2018)
  • "Writing as a social and institutional practice." Under consideration.
  • "Becoming ‘conceptual’ artists: An institutional ethnography of visual artists’ experiences and struggles in the art world and in academe." Under consideration.
  • "The textual and institutional work of curating contemporary art/ists." In preparation for peer review.
Presentations
  • "Enacting the institutional art world." Research in Art, a private event, Ottawa, ON, July 2015
  • "Organized emotional work in Ontario’s developmental service sector." Canadian Association for Work and Labour Studies, University of Ottawa, June 2015
  • "An institutional and emotional ethnography." Canadian Sociological Association, University of Ottawa, June 2015
  • "Work in a template: An (institutional) ethnography of frontline support work." A multi-voiced dialogue: 10th Annual SLaLS Graduate Student Symposium, Carleton University, Nov 2014
  • "Writing as a key locus of the Canadian art world: Visual artists as professional writers." Borders without Boundaries: The 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for the Study of Discourse and Writing, Brock University, May 2014
  • "Authenticating an artistic identity: Visual artists as professional writers." Applied Linguistics and Discourse Studies ‘Brown Bag’ Talk, Carleton University, April 2014
  • "A twin bed, menial labour and spiritual double speak: Rethinking Canadian intentional community discourse." Local Communities, Global Dialogues: GASAED’s 17th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Ottawa, March 2014
  • "'Make yourself at home' and other lies: A critical approach to intentional community discourse." Screen: Communication Graduate Conference, Carleton University, March 2014
  • "A Bourdieuian approach to intentional community discourse." Broadening Perspectives: 9th Annual SLaLS Graduate Student Symposium, Carleton University, Nov 2013
  • "Tell your own story: One woman’s journey supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities." Conference on Activism, Rhetoric and Research, Syracuse University, May 2012
  • "Birth, death and sex: Opportunities for meaning-making for individuals with intellectual disabilities." Re/framing Identifications: 15th Biennial Rhetoric Society of America Conference, Philadelphia, PA, May 2012
  • "How America smokes a Cuban: A look at the ineffectiveness of the Voice of America in influencing Cuba." Conference for Undergraduate Research in Communication, Rochester Institute of Technology, April 2007
Exhibitions
Workshops
  • "Materialities of activism: Exploring AIDS activists’ work to make change." Workshop developed/facilitated for Enrichment Mini-Courses Program, Carleton University, Spring 2016.
  • "Meaningful communication for professional development." Workshop developed/facilitated for Educational Development Centre, Carleton University, 2014-2015
  • "Critical/creative writing." Week-long workshop developed/facilitated for Enrichment Mini-Courses Program, Carleton University, Spring 2015
  • "Grant writing." Workshop developed/facilitated for School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, 2014-2015
  • "Professional writing strategies to revamp your research." Workshop developed/facilitated for Dr. Deborah Landry’s Qualitative Research in Criminology (CRIM 430a/b), University of Ottawa, Fall 2014
  • "Critical art practice: Writing an artist statement." Workshop developed/facilitated for Enrichment Mini-Courses Program, Carleton University, Spring 2014
Creative publications
  • "Oppressed and not disordered." Geez Magazine, Disability and ableism, Issue 33, Spring 2014
  • "Explanation for termination of employment" Our Times, Volume 32, Number 5, Dec 2013
  • "Dethroning." Room, A progressive lens, Issue 36.4, Fall 2013
  • "Picking fights for peace." Communities, Issue 159, Summer 2013
  • "I’m sick of men telling women to feel better about their bodies." Role/Reboot, April 2013
  • "The power watcher fesses up." Geez Magazine, The Persisters issue, Issue 29, Spring 2013
  • "Our Daily Bread." The Canadian Unitarian, Volume 54, Issue 3, Spring 2013
  • "The song and dance." Room, The Labour Issue, 35.4, Dec 2012
  • "Nesting." Geez Magazine, The Leisure issue, Issue 26, Summer 2012
  • "The art of bathing." Geez Magazine, The Privilege issue, Issue 24, Winter 2011
  • "Caught, happily, in the web of Life." Peterborough Examiner, Sept 2011
Creative performances
  • Performer, "WestFest Lit." West Fest, Ottawa, ON, June 2015
  • Performer, Spill with Dear Bay and the Dirty Sheep, Peterborough, ON, November 2014
  • Poet, "In/Words Magazine Launch." Black Squirrel Books, Ottawa, ON, November 2014
  • Poet, "In/Words Magazine Launch." Pressed, Ottawa, ON, May 2014
  • Performer, "Art Picnic." Carleton University Art Gallery, Ottawa, ON, February 2014
  • Performer, "Ignite Culture." Pressed, Ottawa, ON, Fall 2013
  • Poet, "O Bheal." Poetry Night, Cork Ireland, Spring 2013
  • Performer, "With Our Own Hands." Center for the Performing Arts, Richmond Hill, ON, Spring 2012
  • Performer, "Cooked and Eaten." Reading series. Peterborough, ON, Summer 2010
  • Comic, "Funniest Night in Peterborough." Comedy Series, Peterborough, ON, 2009-2010
  • Comic, "Comedy Night." Mexicali Rosa’s, Peterborough, ON, 2009-2010
  • Comic, "Impros vs. Joes".” hosted by Paul O’Sullivan. Gordon Best Theater, Peterborough, ON, Fall 2009
  • Comic, "IMTV Comedy Show." Gordon Best Theater, Peterborough, ON, Spring 2009
  • Guest Performer, "Fleming College Business Luncheon." Comedy show, Peterborough, ON, Spring 2010
  • Guest Performer, "Coming out of the Kitchen." International Women’s Day Event sponsored by the Peterborough AIDS Resource Network, Peterborough, ON, March 2009
  • Comic, "Lit Up!" Comedy night hosted by Gary Lucy, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2008
  • Comic, Open Mic of Love hosted by Vance Sanders, Los Angeles, CA, 2007-2008