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Associate Professor of English, University of Calgary

Karen Bourrier is Associate Professor of English at the University of Calgary where her teaching and research focus on nineteenth century literature and culture, disability studies, the digital humanities, and women’s writing. She is the author of The Measure of Manliness: Disability and Masculinity in mid-Victorian Fiction (University of Michigan Press, 2015) and Victorian Bestseller: The Life of Dinah Craik (University of Michigan Press, 2019). Bourrier’s articles have appeared or are forthcoming in academic journals such as ELH and Victorian Studies. She is project director of a digital resource peer-reviewed by NINES, Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures and Contexts, which was reviewed in popular venues such as Hyperallergic and Collector's Weekly. Before coming to the University of Calgary, she was a SSHRC postdoctoral fellow at the University of Western Ontario and has also taught at Boston University


  • –present
    Associate Professor of English, University of Calgary


  • 2009 
    Cornell University, PhD in English