Erin earned a PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University in 2012. She has taught in both the Humanities and Social Science disciplines, most recently in Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication. Erin’s research area is best described as cultural refugee studies and is focused on narratives of forced migration. Her current postdoctoral project is a knowledge mobilization project that gave her the opportunity to interview cross-sector experts in refugee discourse and experiment with the capacity of creative digital stories to support healthy dialogue about Canada’s responsibility to people seeking refuge. Her approach to refugee research is to read the cultural production of people who have been displaced in order to understand the world we all live in together but experience differently. Questions about research ethics and epistemological assumptions are a recurring topic in her teaching.