I am an educator, writer, and poet. I’m passionate about teaching, learning, writing, and listening to students, language, and the more-than-human world. I teach at the Institute for the Study of University Pedagogy, University of Toronto Mississauga 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 the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education/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.