PhD (French & Theatre), University of British Columbia, 2000.
MA (French), University of Alberta, 1994.
Section Head, Arts & Language, Campus Saint Jean, University of Alberta. 2009-2012.
Associate Professor of Drama and Etudes théâtrales (CSJ), University of Alberta. 2007-present.
Associate Professor of French & Theatre Studies, Yale University. 2006-07.
Assistant Professor of French & Theatre Studies, Yale University. 2000-06.
Recent Publications, Presentations, Projects
Torture as Performance: Coercive Desire in Contemporary Culture (in progress)
Chair et révolte dans le théâtre de Bernard-Marie Koltès. (Paris: L’Harmattan, 2005)
Co-editor with Josette Féral. “The Transparency of the Text: Contemporary French and Francophone Writing for the Stage,” Yale French Studies (Vol. 112, Fall 2007)
Editor, “Performing the Text, Performing the Self,” Theatre and Performance Special Issue, Yale Journal of Criticism (Vol. 16.1, Spring 2003)
With Natalie Meisner, “From the Postdramatic to the Poly-dramatic: The Text/Performance Divide Reconsidered.” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Vol. 26, N. 1, Fall 2011)
“The Language of Desire and the Desire for Language in the Theater of Bernard-Marie Koltès.” Yale French Studies (Vol. 112, Fall 2007): 84-98.
“Théâtralisation et corps hystérique dans Portrait de Dora d’Hélène Cixous.” Feminismo/s : Revista del Centro de Estudios Sobre la Mujer de la Universidad de Alicante (N. 7, Fall 2006):103-118.
“The Seen, the Scene and the Obscene: Commodity Fetishism and Corporeal Ghosting.” Women and Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory (Vol. 15: 1, 2005): 243-261.
“Women, Torture, and the Banality of Jouissance.” Panel “Performing Gendered Violence: Jouissance and the ‘Pathological Public Sphere.’” Performance Studies International Conference 16, York University & OCAD, Toronto, ON (June 9-13, 2010)
“Of Peace, Poetry and Protest.” The Canadian Peace Research Association, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Concordia University, Montréal, QC (June 2, 2010)
“Vanishing Bodies: Intermediality and Photographic Trauma in Marie Clements’ The Edward Curtis Project.” Panel: Intermediality and Sexualized Identities in Canadian Theatre. Canadian Association for Theatre Research, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Concordia University, Montréal, QC (May 29, 2010)
Recent Graduate Supervision
John Battye, MA (Drama), in progress.
Katie Balcom, MA (Drama), completed 2012.
Mai Hussein, PhD (French), in progress.
Cynthia Ing, MA (Drama), completed 2010.
Cassandra Silver, MA (Drama), completed 2010.
Rachael Thompson, MA course-based (Drama), completed 2010.