2011 – Present
Associate Professor of English
English Department
Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa.

2009 – 2011                                   
Postdoctoral Fellow
Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
Modern Literature & Culture Research Centre
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario.


PhD | York University, Toronto, Ontario, 2003 – 2009  
MA | University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 2001 – 2002
B.A. (Hon.) | Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, 1997 – 2001



Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2013.

Ed., bpNichol, a book of variations: love–zygal–art facts. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2013.

Peer-Reviewed Articles & Chapters

“The Fluxus Digital Collection.” Archive Journal (Radical Archives) 5 (Spring 2016): web.

“Alternative Degrees: ‘Works in OPEN’ at Black Mountain College.” After the Program Era. Ed. Loren Glass. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2016. 85-104.

“Reading the Redacted.” Amodern 6 (Summer 2016): Web.

Counter Map Collection: 12 Commentaries for J2.” (with Dee Morris). Jacket2 (Spring 2015): Web.

“Toward an Open-Source Poetics.” Criticism 53.3 (Fall 2011): 407-38.

“Steve McCaffery’s Kommunism.” Breakthrough Nostalgia: Reading Steve McCaffery Then and Now. Spec. issue Open Letter 14.7 (Fall 2011): 30-41.

“‘There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom’: Restoration Poetics Under the Microscope.” Restoring the Mystery of the Rainbow: Literature’s Reflection of Science. Eds. C. Barfoot and V. Tinkler. DQR Studies in Literature. Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010. 51-72.

“The Practice of Community: bp Nichol and Steve McCaffery in Collaboration.” bp Nichol + 20. Spec. issue of Open Letter 13.8 (Spring 2009): 64-76.

“‘Make the World Your Salon’: Poetry and Community at the Arensberg Apartment.” Modernism/modernity 15.4 (November 2008): 627-647.

Digital Humanities Projects

Fluxus Digital Collection, Director
Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities (DSPAH) & the University of Iowa Special Collections, 2012 – Present.

Counter Map Collection, Co-Director (with Dee Morris)
Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities (DSPAH). In Process.

Interviews & Other Publications

“‘Poetry & Other Antagonisms’: An Interview with Commune Editions.” The Iowa Review 47.1 (Spring 2017).

“Drone On: Scene Five.” Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe. Eds. Black Box Collective. vol. 1. Oakland, CA: PM Press, 2016.

“Drone On.” Excerpt. Armed Cell 6. Ed. Brian Ang. (January, 2014): 43-49.

“Of the Subcontract: An Interview with Nick Thurston.” The Iowa Review. 43.3 (Spring 2014): 1-15.

“The Xenotext Experiment: An Interview with Christian Bök.” Postmodern Culture 17.2 (January 2007): n.pag. Web.

“Christian Bök.” The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poetry. Ed. Jeffrey Gray. vol. 1. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 2005. 164-66.


Collegiate Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa, 2016 – 2017.

“Outstanding Academic Titles, 2013” for Poetic Community, Choice, American Library Association, 2013.

Nomination, Distinguished Mentor Award, ICRU, University of Iowa, 2014.

Digital Studio for the Public Humanities Research Grant, DSPH, University of Iowa, 2012.

Old Gold Summer Fellowship, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Iowa, 2012.

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council, 2009 – 2011.

Postdoctoral Prize, SSHRC, Finalist (highest ranked fellowship in Fine Arts and Literature Division), SSHRC, 2009. 

Susan Mann Dissertation Scholarship, FGS, York University, 2007 – 2008.

Dissertation Scholarship Research Grant, FGS, York University, 2007 – 2008.

Teaching Assistant Award, York University, 2006 – 2007.


w/ Adalaide Morris, “Precarity, Poetry, and the Politics of Counter-Mapping,” The Poetics of Mapping, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, April 20-21, 2017.

“Bob Brown in the Twenty-First Century,” Modernist Studies Association (MSA), Pasadena, November 17-20, 2016.

“Commune Editions and the Communist Object.” Literary Criticism and the Small Press, University of Westminster, London, UK, July 1, 2016.

“Black Ops, Dark Money: New Media Art in the 21st Century.” Affect & Audience in the Digital Age Symposium, University of Washington, Seattle, January 29, 2016.

w/ Adalaide Morris, “Poems as Plans of Action.” Poetics: (The Next) 25 Years. Poetics Program, SUNY Buffalo, April 9-10, 2016.

“Reading the Redacted.” Stanford UP: Post-45 Symposium. University of Iowa, Iowa City, November 5-6, 2015. 

“Poetic Cartographies, Part 4.” Ausland, Berlin, Germany, June 24, 2015.

“Poetry and Place: Poetic Cartographies, Part 3.” Stichting Perdu, Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 21, 2015.

“Poetic Cartographies, Part 2.” Poiesis, Multimedijalni Institut, Zagreb, Croatia, June 12-14, 2015.

“Poetic Cartographies, Part 1.” Piano Fabrique, Brussels, Belgium, June 4, 2015.

“The Counter Map Collection.” UNESCO City of Literature, Reykjavik, Iceland, May 19, 2015.

“Eating the Dead: Kamau Brathwaite Arrives in London.” Radical Poetics: Archives, Forms, Social Movements.” Northwestern University, Chicago, April 23-24, 2015. 

“The Fluxus Digital Archive.” Centre for Expanded Poetics, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, April 10, 2015.

Love in Precarious Times: bpNichol’s Poetry of Reinvention.” bpNichol Symposium. St. Catherine’s, Ontario, November 5-7, 2014.

“The Legacy of Aaron Swartz.” Screening of The Internet’s Own Boy. Open Access Week. Iowa City, September 27, 2014.

“Countermapping in an Age of Digital Media.” Counterpath. Denver, May 2, 2014.

Of the Subcontract: Poetry and Precarious Life.” Poetry and Precarity. ACLA, New York City, March 20 – 23, 2014.

“Ethics and Appropriation.” Center for Literary Arts, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, January 24, 2014.

“Ethics and Technology in Late-Twentieth-Century Poetry.” Modernist Poetry Criticism and the New Ethics. Modernist Studies Association (MSA). Brighton, UK, August 29 – September 1, 2013.

“Bringing Digital Archives and Research to the Classroom.” Rewiring the Classroom. HASTAC. University of Iowa, Iowa City, February 23, 2013.

“Counter-Mapping and the Avant-Garde.” Association for the Study of Dada and Surrealism. Modern Language Association (MLA). Boston, January 3 – 6, 2013.

“The Poetics of Counter-Mapping.” Poetry, Planet, and Maps of Modernity. Modernist Studies Association (MSA). Las Vegas, October 18 – 21, 2012.

“The Eternal Network: Avant-Garde Activism and the Cultural Commons.” Digital Legacies of the Avant-Garde. The American University of Paris, Paris, April 14, 2012.

“Faculty and Special Collections in Collaboration,” with Greg Prickman. THAT Camp. Iowa City, March 30 – April 1, 2012.

Session Chair, MLC Speaker Series, Modern Literature and Culture Research Centre and the TransCanada Institute. Toronto, October 21, 2010.

“Open Source: Poetry, Appropriation, and the Public Domain.” Poetry and Publics. Modern Language Association (MLA). Philadelphia, December 27 – 30, 2009. 

“Poetry of the Eternal Network.” Modernist Poetry and the Rise of Network Cultures. Modernist Studies Association (MSA). Montreal, November 5 – 8, 2009.

“This Common Field: Olson and Creeley’s Correspondent Poetic.” The Use(s) of Poetry. ACCUTE. University of Saskatchewan, May 26 – 29, 2007.

“‘Make The World Your Salon’: Poetry and Community at the Arensberg Apartment.” New Worlds, Lost Worlds: Discovery, Change, and Loss in Literature. McGill University, March 10 – 11, 2007.

“Writing the Collective: Collaborative Authorship and the Avant-Garde.”  Paradoxes of Citizenship—Environments, Exclusions, and Equity. ACCUTE. University of Western Ontario, May 28 – 31, 2005.


2140: Introduction to Poetry: Poetic Movements of the 20th/21st Centuries

3155: Literature and Art: Dada Then and Now

189: Digital Cultures and Literacies: HANDS OFF MY DATA, New Media Art & Writing

177: Literature and Art: The Avant-Garde

283: New Media Poetics: The Avant-Gardes as Media Cultures

053: Lyric Structures: Poetry On and Off the Page

106: Literature and the Culture of 20th/21st-Century America: Welcome to the 21st Century

168: Topics in Poetry and Poetics: Contemporary Poetry, 1945 to Present

035: Introduction to Poetry

173: Topics in Digital Media: from Avant-Garde to Digital Culture

106: Literature and the Culture of 20th-Century America: Writing, Culture, and the Information Society

930: Open Source Culture

931: Critical Theory: Approaches to Literature and Culture

2690: Introduction to Contemporary Literature

2690: Introduction to Contemporary Literature


Executive Committee, 2012 – Present

Graduate Steering Committee, 2016 – Present

Faculty Assembly, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, 2015 – Present

Faculty Assembly Nominating Committee, 2016

Digital Humanities Certificate Program Advisory Board, 2014 – Present

Director of PhD Finances, 2016 – Present

“Next Gen” PhD Planning Committee, 2016 – Present

Public Humanities in a Digital World Steering Committee, 2016 – Present

Collegiate Scholarship Committee, 2016 – Present

Dada Centennial Planning Committee, 2016 – Present

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Task Force on APR Webpage Design, 2016

Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, 2015 – 2016

General Education in Literature Faculty Advising Committee, 2011 – 2016


Modern Language Association

Modernist Studies Association

Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English

American Comparative Literature Association