Vanessa Evans, M.Litt.Oct 2019 – Sep 2020: Exchange Lecturer (York University, Toronto, Canada)
Vanessa Evans is no longer an active faculty member at the Obama Institute. For matters regarding second and third term paper attempts, please contact other colleagues at Prof. Banerjee’s chair. In urgent matters regarding past courses and exams, you can direct your query to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hold a B.A. in English from the University of Calgary (2009), an M.Litt in Modernities from the University of Glasgow (2011), and a Diploma in World Literature from York University. I am a recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Award (2019-2020), Mitacs Globalink Research Award (2019), Ontario Graduate Scholarship (2018-2019), multiple York University International Mobility Awards (2017-2019), and the Liberal Arts & Professional Studies International Study Abroad Award (2017). I have presented papers at conferences for the Law and Society Association (2019), the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers (2018), the Canadian Comparative Literature Association (2018), the American Comparative Literature Association (2018), the Harvard Institute for World Literature (2017), and the Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (2017). My forthcoming work “Carceral Imaginaries in Science Fiction: Toward a Palimpsestic Understanding of Penality,” co-authored with Kaitlyn Quinn and Erika Canossini, is set to appear in The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Media.