I am a settler writer, researcher, and educator, and I live with my partner and four young children in Menahkwesk/Saint John, which is part of Wolastokuk in the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Wabanaki Confederacy. My academic training is in literary history, and I study local and regional discourses of empire in the contexts of the literary cultures of the so-called Atlantic World and in the context of the Peace and Friendship Treaty relationship. I am currently a Research Associate with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre. I am also affiliated with the Atlantic Canada Studies Centre and I am a member of the New Brunswick Public Libraries Board.
My ancestors were New England Planters and Loyalists who came to this territory in the eighteenth century. Their promise to live in Wabanakik in good relationship with Wabanaki people informs the way I live, read, and write, and it is the primary context of my current research. You can read more about some of my previous writing and research here.