Executive Committee (2022-2024)


Jesse Arsenault
Associate Professor, Department of English
Concordia University

Research areas: African literature, animal studies, posthumanism, postcolonial studies, queer theory, and cultural studies

Executive Officer

Coplen Rose
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Acadia University

Research Areas: African drama and literature, geography and digital mapping, trauma studies, popular culture, and is currently working on a book chapter about postcolonial science fiction and South African drama

Early Career Representative

Anindo Hazra
Sessional Faculty,
Department of English | Department of Humanities
York University

Research areas: India; South Asia; South Asian diaspora; queer literature; queer theory; postcolonial theory and literature; deconstruction; Human Rights and the Arts

Contract Academic RepresentativeImage preview

Jason Sandhar
Department of English and Writing Studies
University of Western Ontario

Research areas:  Indian literature; postcolonial studies; postcolonial ecocriticism; critical animal studies

Chimo Editor

Stephanie Oliver
Assistant Professor, Augustana Campus
University of Alberta

Research areas:

Past President

Asma Sayed
Canada Research Chair in South Asian Literary and Cultural Studies,
Department of English, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Research areas: South Asian Canadian literature; Postcolonial and diaspora literature; Indian Ocean Studies; Indian cinema; feminist cultural studies.

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Alexander Sarra-Davis
PhD Candidate & Course Instructor, Department of EnglishUniversity of Toronto

Research areas: postcolonial theory; narratology; ethics of representation; Canadian literature; American literature; Australian literature; African literature; cultural studies; poetry.

Susan Rajendran
PhD Candidate, Department of Humanities
York University

Research areas:

Vacant Positions

Vice President
Communications Officer
EDID Representative

Please email jesse.arseneault@concordia.ca if you are interested in joining the CAPS executive.