Curriculum Vitae


ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

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 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

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

2020 – current Graduate student representative, Awards Committee, Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta.

2020 – current President, MLCS Graduate Students Council.

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

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

2016 International Radboud Ambassador, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

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


CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

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

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

2019 – ongoing Indigenous Literary Studies Association

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


COMMUNITY SERVICE

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)