Executive Committee

President

Mariam Pirbhai
Associate Professor, Department of English and Film Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
info@caclals.ca

Research areas: South Asian and Caribbean literatures and cultures; postcolonial and diaspora studies; Indian indentureship; Canadian multiculturalism


Secretary-Treasurer

Henghameh Saroukhani
Assistant Professor in Literatures & Cultures of the Black Atlantic, Department of English Language and Literature
Saint Mary’s University
treasurer@caclals.ca

Research areas: black British literature and culture; modern and contemporary British literature; black Atlantic literatures; postcolonial literature; theories of cosmopolitanism and literatures of globalization; cultural studies; literary theory


Atlantic Representative

John C. Ball
Professor, Department of English
University of New Brunswick

Research areas: Canadian, Caribbean, and South Asian fiction; postcolonial theory; urban fiction; historical fiction; satire and satire theory; literature of the sea; cultural geography


Québec Representative

Heike Harting
Department of English
University of Montreal


BC & Northern Territories Representative

Phanuel Antwi
Department of English
University of British Columbia


Ontario Representative

Mariam Pirbhai
Associate Professor, Department of English and Film Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University

Research areas: South Asian and Caribbean literatures and cultures; postcolonial and diaspora studies; Indian indentureship; Canadian multiculturalism


Prairies Representative

Terri Tomsky
Department of English,
University of Alberta

Research areas: Postcolonial studies; globalization and cosmopolitanism; cultural memory studies and human rights; Guantanamo and the war on terror; Partition literatures; diasporic literatures 


Colleges Representative

Brenna Clarke Gray
Department of English
Douglas College


Graduate Student Representatives

Jane Chamberlin (2016-18)

Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English
University of Calgary

Research Interests: Creative writing, the politics of cross-cultural empathy, humanitarian communications

Shamika Shabnam (2017-19)
PhD Candidate, Department of English & Cultural Studies
McMaster University

Research areas: South Asian Literature and Culture, Partition Studies, Trauma Theory


Outgoing President

Dorothy Lane
Luther College, University of Regina