Natasha Dagenais obtained her Ph.D. in Comparative Canadian Literature at the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec, Canada) in December 2008. Her dissertation explored testimonial life writing by Indigenous subjects from Canada and West Africa as a site of testimony to personal and collective survival. She co-edited Intercultural Journeys / Parcours interculturels. Collected Papers: Comparative Canadian Literature Conferences / Actes des colloques en littérature canadienne comparée (2003). Presently, Dr. Dagenais is collaborating (with Professor Roxanne Rimstead and Professor David Leahy) on a book tentatively titled The World Upside Down: On Researching Culture from Below. In addition to working as a freelance editor and translator, she is a part-time lecturer in English and Intercultural Studies at the Université de Sherbrooke. Her research interests include Canadian Literature, Indigenous writing from Canada and Africa, testimony, life writing, prison narratives, poetry, and literary translation.