2015 Ph.D. Theatre and Performance Studies, York University
Dissertation: “Good Mourning Canada? Canadian Military Commemoration
and its Lost Subjects.”
2007 M.F.A. Experimental Performance Institute, New College of California, 2007
Performance Thesis: Rosaceae: There’s a War in the Garden
2001 B.A. School of Humanities, New College of California
2016-2018 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship
2015-2016 Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics in the Americas Postdoctoral Fellowship
2017 “Sochi Olympics 2014, Canadian Truth and Reconciliation, and the Haunting Ghouls of Canadian Nationalism.” Performance Studies and Canadian Culture. Edited by Laura Levin and Marlis Schweitzer. McGill-Queen’s Press.
2016 “Unravel: A Labour of Lament and Unbecoming.” Engaging Affects, Thinking Feelings: Social, Political and Artistic Practices. Eds. Susan Driver, Kara Stone and Melanie Patenaude. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2016. 139-144.
2015 “Diamanda Galás and Amanda Todd: Performing Trauma’s Sticky Connections.” Theatre Research in Canada 36:1 (2015): 89-105.
2015 “Cultivating a Cross-border, Extra-theatrical Assemblage in Resistance to Femicide in the Americas.” Canadian Theatre Review Issue 161 (2015): 22-25.
2015 “State the Nature of Your Emergency.” Emergency Index: Volume 4: 2015. Edited by Yelena Gluzman and Sophia Cleary. New York: Ugly Duckling Press, 2015.
2014 “Military Memorialization and its Object(s) of Period Purification.” Performing Objects and Theatrical Things. Edited by Joanne Zerdy and Marlis Schweitzer. Palgrave McMillan: London, 2014. 104-117.
2014 “Between Worlds: Reflections on a Year of Falling.” Theatre of Affect (Essays), Volume 4 in the New Essays on Canadian Theatre series, Ed. Erin Hurley, Gen. Ed. Ric Knowles. Toronto: Playwrights Canada Press, 2014. 263-274.
2014 “Beyond Monumentalization: Activating Empathy for the ‘Lost Subjects of History’.” Canadian Theatre Review Issue 157 (2014): 34-38.
2014 “Shot at Dawn.” Emergency Index: Volume 3: 2013. Edited by Yelena Gluzman. New York: Ugly Duckling Press, 2014: 546-537.
2013 “Impact Lab and the Halprin Life/Art Process: A Practice-based Approach to Creative, Affective, and Political Mobilization.” Canadian Journal of Practice-Based Research in Theatre 5:1 (2013): 1-23.
2013 “Piece/Peace Work: Engendering ‘Rationalities of Care’ through a Thread-by-Thread deconstruction of militarism.” Performance Research 18:3 (2013): 4-14.
2012 “Beyond Heroism and Towards Shared Vulnerability: Re-imagining Canada’s Affective Deployments of Mourning in Response to Afghan War Deaths.” FRAKCIJA Issue 58/59 (2012): 51-59.
2012 “Impact Afghanistan War.” Emergency Index: 2011. Edited by Yelena Gluzman and Matvei Yankelevich. New York: Ugly Duckling Press, 2012: 26-27.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS AND PERFORMANCES
2016 Unbecoming Nationalisms/Nacionalismos Impropios, eX-céntrico, Santiago, Chile
2016 Echoes: North, North… with CONSTELACIONES, eX-céntrico, Santiago, Chile
2015 Surveilling/Surveillance, Washington Square, New York City
2015 Flag of Tears: Lament for the Stains of a Nation, Canadian Classics Reimagined, Factory Theatre, Toronto; Hard Twist 10: Memory, Gladstone Hotel, Toronto; You’re Not Here, Daniel’s Spectrum, Toronto
2015 Unsettling Canada Day Embroidery Circle Picnic, Queen’s Park, Toronto
2014 Shot at Dawn, Queen’s Park, Toronto
2014 Remanifestations, with Kimberley McLeod, Encuentro, Montréal
2014 State the Nature of Your Emergency, with Kimberley McLeod, Canadian Association of Theatre Research Conference, Brock University
2014 Unravel: A Meditation on the Warp and Weft of Militarism, Cross Sections, Toronto
2013 Shot at Dawn, WIAprojects: Babble/Babel, Queen’s Park, Toronto
2013 Unravel: A Meditation on the Warp and Weft of Militarism, WIAprojects: Babble/Babel, Toronto; Walnut Contemporary Gallery, Toronto
2013 Haunting the Past’s Present, PSi 19, Stanford University
2013 On Love and War, Litanies for our Survival, York University, Toronto; MARKIT! Videofag, Toronto
2012 Unravel: A Meditation on the Warp and Weft of Militarism, PSi 18, Armley Mills, Leeds, UK; F.O.O.T.: Theatre and Learning, University of Toronto
2011 k[NO]w Places, with Life and Limb, Rhubarb Festival, Toronto, 2011
2011 Unravel: A Meditation on the Warp and Weft of Militarism, Visualeyez Performance Art Festival, Edmonton
July 1 2010 through July 1, 2011 Impact Afghanistan War, A year-long counter-memorial performed daily throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe
INVITED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
2016 Artist Roundtable: Performance Artists, eX-céntrico, Santiago, Chile
2015 “The Tactical Queer Craft of Unbecoming Nationalisms” Decolonizing Panamerica: Performance, Activism, Indigeneity performancestudies (Canada) speaker series, York University
2015 “Labours of Counter Memorialization and Durational Engagement.” Canadian Consortium for Performance and Politics in the Americas, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, México
2014 Artist-Activist Dialogue: Exchange of Ideas of Performance and Social Intervention with La Pocha Nostra REBEL ACTS, University of Toronto, Toronto
2014 Artist Round Table: Urban Interventions. Hemispheric Institute Encuentro, Concordia University, Montréal.
2014 “‘Rationalities of Care’ Through a Thread-by-Thread Deconstruction of Militarism.” Community Arts Practice Lunch Series, York University
2011 “Good Mourning Canada? Performative Responses to Military Memorialization.” Women, War, and Learning, OISE, University of Toronto
2011 “Impact Afghanistan War.” CBKU Gallery, The Artist’s Meal, Utrecht, NL, 2011
2016 “The Canadian Maple Leaf: From Mascot to Palimpsest Matter.” Popular Culture Association of Canada Conference, Montreal
2014 “Performing Trauma’s Semiotic Excess: Diamanda Galás and Amanda Todd.” Canadian Association of Theatre Research Conference, St. Catherine’s
2014 “Labours of Memorialization and Durational Engagement.” Intersections: Thinking/Feeling. Ryerson University, Toronto
2013 “Dressed to Kill: From Reverential Object to Ghostly Matter.” (Re)Activating Objects: Social Theory and Material Culture, London, March 16
2013 “Unravel: A Meditation on the Warp and Weft of Militarism.” Feminist Art Conference, Toronto
2012 “Piece/Peace Work: Engendering ‘Rationalities of Care’ through a Thread-by-Thread Deconstruction of Militarism.” PS1 18 Leeds
2012 “Affective Mobilization, Memory Projects, and Prefigurative Politics.” Canadian Association of Theatre Research Conference, Waterloo
2012 “Between the Worlds: Reflections on a Year of Falling.” Canadian Association of Theatre Research Conference, Waterloo
2012 “If the Dead Could Speak: Avowals and Disavowals of U.S. and Canadian Responses
to Afghan War Deaths.” Cultural Studies Association, San Diego
2011 “Investing in Grief in Times of War: Canada’s Post 9/11 Deployment of Military Projects.” American Society for Theater Research, Montreal
2011 “Beyond Heroism and Towards Shared Vulnerability: Re-imagining Canada’s Affective Deployments of Mourning in Response to Afghan War Deaths.” Canadian Association of Theatre Research, Fredericton
2011 “Towards a Poetics of Shared Vulnerability: Re-imagining Canadian Military Memory Projects.” The Art of Public Memory Conference, Greensboro
2008 “Mourning in the Commons: Women Awakening the Transformative Power of Collective Grief through Performance Intervention.” Women and Power Conference, University of South Dakota
AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2013 Armand and Denise La Barge Graduate Scholarship in Multiculturalism, 2014
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
2013 Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship (declined)
2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Fellowship
2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship (declined)
2012 Heather McCallum Research Scholarship, Canadian Association of Theatre Research
2012 Robert Lawrence Prize, Canadian Association of Theatre Research
2012 Theatre Practice and Performance Research Award, Canadian Association of Theatre Research
2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship