MA candidate, Development Studies, York University
CERLAC Research Associate


Department of English
Faculty of Arts
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto ON M3J 1P3

Phone: (416)736-2100 x33848

Special activities: 

  • Co-Investigator: Transnational Youth Knowledge Mobilization Project. SSHRC—Community Partnership Development Grant—granted April 2011

Recent Publications: 

"Subverting Form—Poetic and Otherwise: A Review Essay." Sisyphus and Eldorado: Magical and Other Realisms in Caribbean Literature edited by Timothy J. Reiss, and Beyond the Canebrakes: Caribbean Women Writers in Canada edited by Emily Williams. Journal of the African Literature Association (JALA) 5.2 (Winter 2010/Spring 2011): 110-20.

“Water: Rivers and Forests of Survival.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies 13.2-14.1 (2006-2007): 145-59. [published in 2008]

"'Moving Towards Home': The Politics and Poetics of Environmental Justice in the Work of June Jordan." Interdisciplinary Literary Studies: A Journal of Criticism and Theory. Special Issue: "New Connections in Enocriticsm." 7.1 (Fall 2005): 36-48.

Work in Progress: 

  • Review Essay—The Politics of Passion by Gloria Wekker, and The Gender of Globalization edited by Nandini Gunewardena and Ann Kingsolver. Transforming Anthropology 19.2 (Forthcoming).
  • "Lorna Goodison" and "Brian Chan". Border Crossings: Caribbean Canadian Writing—a bio- bibliographical critical sourcebook. Ed. Frank Birbalsingh and Hyacinth Simpson. (Forthcoming, Caribbean Studies Press) [publisher's contract; refereed].
  • Book Review—Kingdom of Empty Bellies by Kei Miller. Wadabagei. (Forthcoming).