Curriculum Vitae

EDUCATION

  • Underway, University of Toronto
    • PhD Anthropology
    • Areas of Concentration: Vie Libre, France, alcoholism, medical ideologies, ethics
    • Provisional Title of Research Project: “The Free Life: Ethics, Action and Alcoholism Recovery in Paris”
  • 2011 University of Toronto
    • M.A. Anthropology
    • Areas of Concentration: Alcoholics Anonymous, Vie Libre, alcoholism, medical traditions, agency, responsibility
    • Research Paper: “The Drunkard’s Progress: Attributions of Responsibility in Vie Libre
  • 2007 McGill University, Montreal
    • B.A. Joint Honours in Anthropology and English Cultural Studies
    • Areas of Concentration: Indigenous media, cognition and philosophy of mind, logic
    • Honours Thesis: “Revitalizing the North: Igloolik Isuma Productions and Inuit Media Practices”

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2011 – 2012 American Anthropological Association
  • 2010 – 2012 Discussion Group on Ethical Life
  • 2010 – 2012 Anthropology Graduate Students Union
  • 2010 – 2012 Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 3902
  • 2006 – 2012 Golden Key International Honor Society

RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    • 2011 – 2012 Research Assistant for Prof. Michael Lambek, Dept. of Anthropology
  • McGill University, Montreal, QC
    • 2007 Research Assistant for Prof. Ronald Niezen, Dept. of Anthropology
    • 2006 – 2007 Research Assistant for Prof. Kristin Norget, Dept. of Anthropology
    • 2006 Research Assistant, Faculty of Management

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

  • Editorial Assistance
    • 2012 Companion to the Anthropology of Religion, eds. Janice Boddy and Michael Lambek, Wiley-Blackwell
  • Manuscript Reviewer
    • Jul. 2012 Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, article on alcoholism and spirit possession
    • Feb. 2012 Ethos, article on dreamed spirit visitations in Mali

TEACHING

  • University of Toronto, Toronto, ON
    • 2010 – 2012 Teaching Assistant, Introduction to Anthropology
    • 2012 Teaching Assistant, Ethnography and the Comparative Study of Human Societies

VOLUNTEERING

  • 2012 – 2013 Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 3902
    • Departmental Steward, Anthropology
    • Committee Member, Future of Guardian Committee
  • 2010 – 2012 Anthropology Graduate Students Union, U of Toronto
    • Computer/Communications Coordinator
  • 2005 – 2006 Montage Magazine (Student-Run Literary Journal), McGill University
    • Events Coordinator, Fundraiser, Editorial Board Member

PUBLICATIONS

  • 2008 Confronting Misrepresentation. In The Journals of Knud Rasmussen: A Sense of Memory and High-definition Inuit Storytelling. Gillian Robinson, ed. Pp. 173 – 93. Montreal: Isuma Distribution International

AWARDS

  • 2012 Departmental Pilot Research Grant ($5 000)
  • 2012 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15 000)
  • 2011 Ontario Graduate Scholarship ($15 000)
  • 2010 University of Toronto Fellowship ($14 000)

OTHER EMPLOYMENT

  • Deluxe Digital Studios, Montreal, QC
    • 2009 – 2010 Senior Production Coordinator, Scripting Services
      • Received outside training in team management (SkillPath Seminars) and MS Office VBA macro programming (Nexient)
      • “Great Performers Award” for independent development of a macro to automate a complex work process
    • 2007 – 2009 English Editor, Scripting Services
  • YMCA of Oakville, Oakville, ON
    • 2004 – 2005 Day Camp Director

 

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