I completed my PhD in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University in 2018. My research focuses on how coming-of-age narratives function as sites of social inclusion in both social and economic terms, looking in particular at the figure of the so-called “model minority.” Other topics of interest in my research and teaching include empathy, identity politics, Islamophobia, neoliberalism, and terrorism. I am particularly interested in the ongoing podcast boom in media, and often teach with podcasts. My research has been published in the journals Postcolonial Text and South Asian History and Culture, and I also co-authored a chapter with Sarah Brophy on new directions in queer British fiction in the Cambridge Companion to British Fiction since 1945
ASTU 100 Arts Studies