Marisa LEWIS


Marisa LEWIS
EGSA Department Representative, CUPE 2626 Liaison Officer and PhD Candidate

PhD English Literature, University of Ottawa (2018-present)
MA English, McMaster University (2018)
BA (Hons.) English Literature, University of Toronto (2016)

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Current Research

Marisa Lewis (she/her) is a PhD Candidate whose research focuses on representations of intercultural forms of solidarity in Canadian literary and cultural works on activism. Her dissertation projects examines how solidarity relations take place across spatialities of struggle and mobilization in coalitional projects that centre on dialogues between diasporic and Indigenous communities in Canada. Alongside her doctoral work, Marisa frequently volunteers in equity and education policy-related projects (Canadian Race Relations Foundation) and acts as Equity and Education Officer for CUPE 2626.

Marisa received her BA from the University of Toronto and her MA from McMaster University. She holds a SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship.

Fields of Interest

Canadian Literature
Postcolonial Theory
Diaspora Studies
Critical Race Studies
Cultural Theory


Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)

Fields of Interest

  • Canadian literature; postcolonial theory; diaspora studies; critical race studies; cultural theory
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