About

Joanne Leow is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Saskatchewan. Her research and teaching interests are in the fields of decolonizing literatures, postcolonial studies, urbanism, ecocriticism, and Asian/Asian North American literatures. She has published on Southeast Asian literature and film, and diasporic North American literature in the Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature, Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Journal of Asian American Studies. She is currently at work on two major research projects. The first is a book manuscript entitled Unmapping Authoritarianism: Urban Space and Cultural Production in Contemporary Singapore. She is also embarking on a multi-site study of futuristic waterfront developments and speculative cultural texts from Singapore, Hong Kong, Vancouver, and Dubai. This second project, which she began during her SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship at McMaster University, is entitled “Water, Sand, Steel, and Glass: Urban Ecologies and Literary Speculations.”

Education

2010-2015 Ph.D. (November 2015), Department of English and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies, University of Toronto2008-2010 M.A. in Literary Studies, National University of Singapore  1999-2003 B.A. (Honors) magna cum laude in International Relations and Comparative Literature, Brown University

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