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I am an educator, writer, and researcher. I’m passionate about teaching, learning, writing, and listening to students, language, and the more-than-human world. I am a writing studies faculty member at New College Writing Centre, University of Toronto and have taught writing at the University of Toronto (UT) since 2010. My pedagogy draws on decolonial, anti-racist approaches; disability studies; practice-based research; holistic approaches; and a background in adult literacy and teaching English language learners. My PhD (2014) is in Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education  from OISE/UT. My doctoral work focused on writing, authority, and shame, using arts-informed research methods, including poetic inquiry.

I have two published poetry collections, A Hat to Stop a Train and The Shape of a Throat, a co-edited collection of essays and poetry, The Art of Poetic Inquiry, and have published in scholarly and educational journals.