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Professor, Department of English, McGill University

I have previously served as Associate Dean of Arts, Associate Provost of the University and Associate Dean of McGill University Library with oversight of ROAAr, a group of rare and special collections units.

My research and teaching focuses on the evolution of literary and culinary tastes in Canada. My most recent project involves scrutiny of a forgotten food-related practice involving riddles, which has extended my focus to Britain and America of the nineteenth century. I am a full professor in the Department of English.


  • –present
    Professor of English and Associate Dean (McGill Library), McGill University


  • 1991 
    University of Toronto, PhD English