Doctor of Philosophy, Communication and Culture, Ryerson University

Supervisor: Dr. Lorraine Janzen-Kooistra
Dissertation: Popular Materials: Late-Victorian Illustrated Magazines and the Technological Imagination

Master of Arts, English, University of Victoria

Supervisor: Dr. Lisa Surridge
Essay: “’There is nothing . . . stronger than a mother’: The New Woman and Population Politics in Emma Frances Brooke’s A Superfluous Woman (1894)”

Bachelor of Arts, English, St. Mary’s University
Graduated summa cum laude



“Advertisements, Hyper-Reading, and Fin-de-Siècle Consumer Culture in the Illustrated London News and The Graphic.” Victorian Periodicals Review. (Forthcoming; subject to revisions)

“Prototyping Personography in The Yellow Nineties Online: Queering and Querying History in the Digital Age.” Primary author with Lorraine Janzen Kooistra. Bodies of Information: Feminist Debates in Digital Humanities, edited by Jaqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh, Minnesota UP, 2018.

“Teaching and Learning Multimodal Communications: A Collaborative Book.” Secondary author with Alyssa Arbuckle et al. International Journal of Learning and Media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology Press 4.1 (Winter 2012).


Speaking the Languages of Digital Scholarship: Translating Data for the Yellow Nineties Personography.” Digital Scholarship Ontario, Fall 2016.

“’A magic web with colours gay’: Literary meaning-making and the textile analogy.” The Attic, St. Mary’s University, Vol. 1 (Fall 2011).

Work in progress

“The Commercial History of an Illustrated Periodical: Articles on Production in Victorian Pictorial Journalism.” Victorian Review. (Submitted for initial review)

“Data Visualization and Population Politics in Pearson’s Magazine, 1896-1902.” Journal of Victorian Culture. (Submitted for initial review)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences


“At the Border Between Consumption and Production: ‘Curiosities’ in The Strand Magazine, 1896-1917.” RSVP July 2017, Freiburg.


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