I am a writer and educator living and working in T'karonto, the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples.
My research examines political violence through the lens of performance and communication. Take a look at my research page to see what I'm working on right now.
My teaching brings performance practice into communication studies. I see the classroom as a meeting point of multiple ways of knowing, where students and I share our different knowledges. Last year, I was the recipient of a 2022 UTSC Teaching Award from the University of Toronto Scarborough. Check out the teaching page for examples of course outlines and student testimony from my classes.
I have a Ph.D. from the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Toronto and I recently completed a one-year position as Assistant Professor at the School of Professional Communication at Toronto Metropolitan University. My work has received support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada and the Ontario Graduate Scholarship and prizes from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the Association for Theatre in Higher Education.
My academic writing has been published in SubStance, Performance Research, Theatre Journal, Canadian Theatre Review, and Theatre Research in Canada. My journalistic writing has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Montreal Gazette, This Magazine, Canadian Dimension, and on my blog, Chez le Piment Rouge.
My plays include Dracula in a Time of Climate Change, The Mysterious Case of the Flying Anarchist, and the collective creation Death Clowns in Guantánamo Bay. Take a look at the performance page for photos and descriptions of the work.
I'm currently working on a book about communicating in the deathscapes of the War on Terror.