EGSA Vice President and PhD Candidate

PhD English Literature, University of Ottawa (2018-present)
MA English Literature, University of Western Ontario (2016-2017)
BA (Hons.) English Literature & Sociology, Bishop's University (2011-2016)

Work E-mail: ebuck092@uottawa.ca



Current Research

From the Komagata Maru incident to the contemporary Syrian refugee “crisis,” Canada’s migration and refugee policies have been racially charged and motivated from the very beginning. With this in mind, my current research focuses on contemporary Canadian literature of refuge with a particular interest in queer and racialized authors. I am interested in the intersections between fiction and government policy, especially as this policy can be read through fiction to highlight the racialized history of Canada’s migratory and refugee laws. Additionally, my research examines rhetorical strategies used when speaking of seekers of refuge in Canada, with particular emphasis on the affective strategies undertaken by Canadian media and politicians.


Fields of Interest

Canadian literature
Postcolonial theory
Queer theory
Gender Studies


Conference Presentations

“Are You My Mommy?: Transracial and Transcultural Adoption in Camilla Gibb’s Sweetness in the Belly.” ACCUTE 2017, Ryerson University, May 27-30 2017.

“Née Peter: Intersection of Trans and Asian Canadian Identities in Kim Fu’s For Today I Am a Boy.” North East Modern Languages Association, Washington, D.C., March 21-24 2019.

Fields of Interest

  • Canadian literature; postcolonial theory; queer theory; gender studies; adoption narratives
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