Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Human versus Cyborg Life: Quality versus Quantity. Chapter in The Future of Humanity. (Eds. Pavlina Radia, Sarah Winters, and Laurie Kruk. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2019)
  • Medical Imaging’s Intrusive Gaze. Chapter in Medicine and What it Means to be Human. (Ed. Lesa Scholl. Melbourne: Routledge, 2018)
  • Curing Venice’s Plagues: Pharmacology and Witchcraft postmedieval: a journal of medieval cultural studies, Medievalism and the Medical Humanities issue (Summer 2017)
  • The Message in Medical Imaging Media: An Analysis of GE Healthcare’s Vscan™ chapter in Finding McLuhan: The Mind/The Man/The Message (2015, University of Regina Press)
  • My Mother Taught Me: A Poem for Two Voices and Knitter feral feminisms 3. Toronto: York University, Winter 2015
  • Life Extension, Immortality and the Patient Voice chapter in The Power of Death: Perceptions of Death in the Western World (forthcoming Fall 2014, Berghahn Books, UK)
  • Aberrant Decoding: Dementia and the Collision of Television with Reality The Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. New York, NY: Columbia University, Program in Narrative Medicine, Fall 2012

Conference Presentations

  • Forgiving Witches: The Case for Pardons and Memorials, Evil Women: Women and Evil: 2nd Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, Dec 1-2, 2019
  • Medical Imaging: Replication or Mediation? 4th International Congress on Visual Culture, Pontificia Universitá della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy, May 28-29, 2018
  • Write Here, Right Now e-text panel presentation, Ryerson Learning and Teaching Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, May 17, 2018
  • Patient-Physician Communication: Dialogical Analysis of Tensions between the Patient-Centred Model and the Biotechnological Context. International Association for Dialogue Analysis (IADA) Conference, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Oct 11-14, 2017
  • Medico-Scientific Comic Book Superheroes as a Reflection of Social Anxieties. Canadian Communication Association (CCA) Annual Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario, May 30-June 2, 2017
  • The Medicalization of Comic Book Superheroes: Captain America to Deadpool Medical Humanities: Health and Disease in Culture area of the Popular and American Culture Association Joint Conference, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Hotel, San Diego, CA, April 12-15, 2017
  • Human versus Cyborg Life: Quality versus Quantity CICAS 2016: The Future of Human(ity) Conference, Nipissing University, North Bay, July 22-14, 2016
  • Medicalizing Death and Minimizing Grief Facing the Challenges of Aging and Dying, Queen’s University, Kingston, October 16-18, 2015
  • Medical Imaging Messages: GE Healthcare’s Vscan™ Canadian Communication Association Conference: Capital Ideas, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, June 3-5, 2015
  • The Lost Narrative of the (In)visible Patient in Medical Imaging Narrative and Medicine: Caring for the Future, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Faculty of Social and Human Sciences, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, March 5-7, 2015
  • Satisfying the Second Coming of the Sexual Revolution Ageing: Histories, Mythologies, Taboos, Interdisciplinary Conference of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Research Group in Literature and Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, January 30-31, 2015
  • Imaging and the Mediation of Older Patients Canadian Association on Gerontology Conference: Landscapes of Aging, Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls, ON October 16-18, 2014
  • Data Ghosts Haunt the Living: Medical Imaging’s “Productive  Encounters with Corpses” Canadian Communication Association Conference: Borders Without Boundaries, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON May 28-30, 20114
  • Embodying Story-Life Creating Characters, Inventing Lives: The Art of the Self Project, International Network for Alternative Academia, Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto, ON May 20-22, 2014
  • The Medicalization of Comic Book Superheroes Canadian Society for the Study of Comics Conference,Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel, Toronto, ON May 8-10, 2014
  • Replicating and Mediating Patient Bodies Symposium on Representations—Struggles for Reality, International Network for Alternative Academia, Montréal, QC, November 2-4, 2012
  • The Use of Patient Narratives in the Development of Simulated Patient Encounters: A Methodological Consideration The 29th Annual Qualitative Analysis Conference: Cultures of Narrative/Narratives of Culture, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St John’s, NL, June 20-22, 2012
  • The Life and Death of Edward Bloom: A Consideration of Daniel Wallace’s Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions as a Patient Narrative Narrative Matters 2012 Conference: Life and Narrative, The American University of Paris, Paris, France, May 29-June 1, 2012
  • Duration and the Human Anatomical Project: A Case Study Duration (Before and) After Media Conference, Ontario College of Art and Design University, Toronto, ON, August 10-12, 2011.
  • Clinical and Educational Uses of Pathography Creating Space for Arts and Humanities in the Education of Health Professionals: Where do we go from here? A Canadian Perspective; associated with the Canadian Conference on Medical Education (CCME), Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, ON May 7, 2011. (laptop/poster presentation)
  • Primal Family: An Annotated Autoethnographic Poem Ethnographic Appetites: Feeding the Senses: An Exhibition of Cross-Disciplinary (Art)Work, Social Anthropology Graduate Association (SAGA), York University, Toronto, ON March 12, 2011
  • Life Extension and Immortality: What is the Position of the Dying? The Carnival of Death: Perceptions of Death in Europe and the Americas Conference; Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies, School of Advanced Studies, University of London, London, UK, February 24-26, 2011
  • TA Learning and Community Development Group Workshop, Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) Conference 2010: Creative Teaching and Learning, Ryerson University and Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto, ON, June 23-26, 2010
  • A History of the Human Body as Public Spectacle Interface 2010: Residual Histories, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art, and Culture Graduate Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON May 7 & 8, 2010
  • Evoking Scent in Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Out of Sight: Looking Beyond Seeing Graduate Symposium, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, January 21 & 22, 2010

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