Scholar

SCHOLAR

Research Interests

Theories of embodiment; Disability arts, culture & performance; Voice & sound; Feminist performance; Performance art; Contemporary music; Infrastructural politics; Cultural materialism


Education

York University / PhD in Theatre & Performance Studies
September 2017 – Current, Toronto ON

York University / MA in Theatre & Performance Studies
September 2016 – August 2017, Toronto ON

University of Ottawa / MA in Musicology
September 2010 – December 2012, Ottawa ON

Thesis: Embodied Musical Meaning: An interdisciplinary approach to interpreting vocal gesture in Luciano Berio’s Sequenza III

Acadia University / B.Mus in Vocal Performance
September 2005 – May 2009, Wolfville NS


Conference Activity

American Society for Theatre Research // "Sonic Interventions: Utopian Possibilities of the Extraordinary Voice in Performance"
Working Group, ‘Prick up the Ears’: Listening to the Subalterns’ Sonic Revolutions
November 2018, San Diego CA

Sick Theories: A Trans-Disciplinary Conference on Sickness and Sexuality // "The performative temporalities of sickness"
Presenter, Performance & Embodied Art Practices Panel
November 2018, Toronto ON

Canadian Association of Theatre Research // "Excavating Sound: Shaping a Performance/Sound Studies Forum"
Curated Panel Co-organizer (with Moynan King)
May 2018, Kingston ON

Canadian Association of Theatre Research // "Interdependence as Infrastructure in Disability Performance"
Presenter, Fieldwork: Excavations and Exchanges in Drama, Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies
May 2018, Kingston ON

Canadian Association of Theatre Research
Working Group Member, Disability, Pedagogies, and Performance Working Group
May 2018, Kingston ON

York University Critical Disability Studies Student Association (CDSSA)
Moderator, Disability, Art, and Disruption Panel
April 2018, Toronto ON

Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University
Selected graduate student, Mobilities Pedagogies Symposium
March 2018, Waterloo ON

American Society for Theatre Research // "Being Witchy: The fluid and transmutable embodiment of the musical stage witch"
Working Group Presenter, Extra/Ordinary Bodies: Interrogating the Performance and Aesthetics of “Difference” Conference
November 2017, Atlanta GA

Hemispheric Institute Graduate Student Initiative // "Disability and the Interanimation of Space"
Working Group Presenter, Dis-performing: Disability and Performance Working Group
October 2017, Toronto ON

York University // "Transgressing Corporeal Boundaries: The Politicized Dancing Body"
Presenter, Symposium for Research [In]Between and Beside Bodies, Movement, and Performance
October 2016, Toronto ON

International Network for Alternative Academia // "Phenomenology of Performance: Exploring Musical Meaning in the Performing Body"
Presenter, Music and the Creation of Meaning Symposium
October 2012, Montreal QC


Canadian Theatre Review 177 // “Being in Relationship: Reflections on Dis-Performing, Hospitality, and Accessibility” (co-authored with Kelsie Acton, Katie Jung, Aimee Louw, Ash McAskill, Marta Simões Peres, Seeley Quest, and Jessica Watkins)
Forthcoming 2019

Canadian Theatre Review 176 // "Integrating Accessibility and Aesthetics Onstage in Neworld Theatre’s King Arthur’s Night"
Forthcoming 2018

York University // "What Do You Hear When I Sing THIS?"
Presenter, Performance. Discuss
March 2017, Toronto ON

Ottawa Symphony Orchestra // Rite of Spring (Stravinsky) & Fallibility, Logic, and the Return of Wonder (Kelly-Marie Murphy)
Presenter, Pre-concert chat
May 2013, Ottawa ON

Inside Higher Ed: GradHacker // "The Lonely Life of the Academic"
Author, www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/lonely-life-academic
August 2012, Online

Publications & Presentations


BODIES IN TRANSLATION:  // 2018 – Current
Access Research Assistant, Artist-in-Residence Program

BERLINKLUSION // Summer 2018
Research Assistant

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2011 – 2012
Research Assistant, Dr. Lori Burns, School of Music

Research Assistant


Teaching Experience

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2012
Teaching Assistant, Forms and Styles III: Late Classical/ Early Romantic (Music History course)

Developed and taught review sessions and tutorials for undergraduate students
Created and marked written assignments and exams
Coordinated student evaluations and proctored examinations

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2012
Teaching Assistant, Sound of Rock (Rock Music History course)

Developed and taught review sessions and tutorials for undergraduate students
Created and marked written assignments and exams
Completed administrative duties and technical set-up for lectures
Coordinated student evaluations and proctored examinations

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA // 2011
Opera Productions Assistant

Oversaw rehearsals and organized students
Provided artistic and logistical support to Director
Created publicity materials
Organized volunteers for publicity, props, costumes, rehearsals, etc.


Awards

Joseph-Armand Bombardier – CGS Doctoral Scholarship // 2018-2021

York University Elia Scholars Program // 2017 – 2021 

Ontario Graduate Scholarship // 2018 – 2019

Ontario Graduate Scholarship // 2017 – 2018

Dramaturgy Driven Grant runner-up, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) // July 2017

York University Graduate Fellowship // 2016 – 2017

University of Ottawa Admission Scholarship // 2010 – 2012

Acadia University Dr. Don Wright Award in Music // 2007

Acadia University Dean’s List Scholarship // 2006


Volunteer

Tangled Art & Disability // January 2017 – Current

York University T&PS Graduate Students' Association // September 2016 – August 2018

Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Conference Programming Committee // January 2017 – April 2017

Bay Area Playwrights National Reading Committee // October 2016 – February 2018            

University of Ottawa Graduate Music Students' Association // September 2008 – May 2009