I'm a newly-hired Assistant Professor in the Department of Critical Studies at the University of British Columbia (Okanagan campus). Prior to joining UBC, I was part of the Department of English at the American University of Sharjah, near Dubai, where I joined the permanent faculty in the fall of 2009. I earned a Ph.D. in English Literature from The University of Western Ontario in 2007, following previous degrees from the University of Toronto. My fields of interest include Anglo/Euro-American Modernism, 20th-Century British & Irish literature, Interdisciplinary Studies, and the art, politics and history of the years between the world wars. In particular, my research considers how several major modernists took part in a widespread conversation about how to reinvent culture in Europe and North America in the early twentieth century.