Curriculum Vitae


EDUCATION

2019 – current PhD, Transnational and Comparative Literature, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

2015 – 2017 Master of Arts, Research Master Literary Studies, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands (cum laude).

Fall 2016 Exchange, University of Québec in Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières, Canada.  

July 2016 Summer school, “Réciprocité et décolonisation: rapports à l’œuvre dans les processus de création autochtones”, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada.

2014 – 2015 Master of Arts, Francophone Literature, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

2011 – 2015 Bachelor of Arts, French Language and Culture, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Winter and spring 2014 Exchange, Université François Rabelais, Tours, France.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2021 Graduate Research Assistant for Marie Carrière (Feminist Ecologies), University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2021 Graduate Research Assistant for Micah True (Decolonizing the Jesuit Relations from New France), University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2021 Graduate Research Assistant for Laura Beard (International Auto/Biography Association; The Untied States), University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2020 Graduate Research Assistant for Sathya Rao (Canadian Minority Media Database), University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2020 Graduate Research Assistant for Laura Beard, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2017 Student Assistant (Graduate) for Alicia Montoya (“Measuring Enlightenment: Disseminating Ideas, Authors, and Texts in Europe (1665-1830)”), Radboud University, Nijmegen.

2015 – 2016 Student Assistant (Graduate), Department of Romance Languages and Cultures, Radboud University, Nijmegen.


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2019 Graduate Teaching Apprenticeship for FREN 212 (Intermediate French II), Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

2019 Graduate Teaching Assistant for FREN 212 (Intermediate French II), Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2021 Sales Associate, Cranky’s Bike Shop, Edmonton.

May-June 2021 Customer Service Representative/ Association Assistant, Congress 2021, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2017 – 2019 French Translator, Mantel, Arnhem, Netherlands.

2018 -2019 Secretary and member of Works council, Mantel , Arnhem.

2017 Receptionist, Multimedia Service Centre, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

2015 Receptionist, Flower Camping La Source, Thérondels, France.


ACADEMIC SERVICE

2021 current Editor-in-Chief, graduate student journal Connections: A Journal of Language, Media, and Culture.

2021 current PhD Graduate Student Representative, Graduate Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

2021 current Graduate Student Representative, Faculty of Arts Committee on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Alberta.

2021 – current Peer Reviewer, Spectrum.

2019 – current Editor, section Transnational and Comparative Literature, graduate student journal Connections: A Journal of Language, Media, and Culture.

2020 2021 Graduate Student Representative, Awards Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

2020 – 2021 President, MLCS Graduate Students Council.

2020 – 2021 Department Council Representative, MLCS Graduate Students Council.

2016 International Radboud Ambassador, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

2015 – 2016 Writer and editor, Communication committee, Student organization ¿Ouisi?.


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

2021 “Crossing languages, transcending boundaries: eroticism as connecting factor in Indigenous poetry in French and in English”. Presented at “The Sovereign Erotic”, 42nd American Indian Workshop, 16 July 2021, Department of British and American Studies, European University Cyprus, Nicosia/Cyprus.

2021 “Video Poetry on/of the Land: Heid Edrich’s “Pre-Occupied” and Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s “Nous nous soulèverons”. Presented at “Nuna pigitjangittavut, nunattinut pigijauvugut / La terre ne nous appartient pas. Nous appartenons à la terre. / The land does not belong to us. We belong to the land.”, A Virtual Gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association, 7 June 2021, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2021 “Correspondence for (Re)Conciliation : Let’s Talk About Settler Colonialism and Racism”. Paper presented at the graduate student conference “Maintaining Bridges: Sustaining Connections in a Time of Crisis”, March 4, 2021, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2020 “Surviving and Challenging the Colonized Scene of Translation: Innu-aimun in Natasha Kanapé Fontaine’s Poetry”. Graduate student conference “(En)Forced (Mis)Connections 2020: tracing spaces of violence, struggle & solidarity”, 13 February 2020, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2015 “Viv(r)e la terre : la poésie autochtone féminine contemporaine comme art de l’environnement”. International conference “Passé, présent et avenir de l’écocritique québécoise et franco-canadienne”, 9 October 2015, McGill University, Montreal.


ACADEMIC AWARDS

INTERNAL AWARDS

2021 Alberta Excellence Graduate Scholarship ($12,000).
2019 Ellie Swart Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Classics ($2300).
2019 Jana Hennessy Memorial Graduate Scholarship ($2500).
2019 University of Alberta Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship ($10,000).
2016 Stichting Nijmeegs Universiteitsfonds (SNUF), Summer school grant (€1000).
2016 Stichting Nijmeegs Universiteitsfonds (SNUF), Individual Travel Grant (€1000).

EXTERNAL AWARDS

2014 Erasmus+ EU grant.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2021 – ongoing Association for the Study of American Indian Literatures (ASAIL)

2020 – ongoing Indigenous Literary Studies Association

2015 – 2017 Huizinga Institute, Netherlands Research School for Cultural History


COMMUNITY SERVICE

2021 French Language Facilitator, Intermediate French, Student Volunteer Campus Community, University of Alberta, Edmonton.

2014 – 2015 PR and communication committee, LGBTQ organization Dito, Nijmegen.

2013 – 2016 Columnist, LGBTQ organization Dito, Nijmegen.


LANGUAGES

Dutch Native speaker

French Excellent proficiency

English Excellent proficiency

German Basic proficiency (reading and listening)