Executive Committee

President

Mariam Pirbhai
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, 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

Jesse Arsenault
Assistant Professor
Concordia University

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


BC & Northern Territories Representative

Asma Sayed
Faculty, Department of English
Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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


Ontario Representative

Mariam Pirbhai
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
Assistant Professor, 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


Graduate Student Representatives

Shalika Sivathasan (2018-2020)
Ph.D. Candidate, Department of English
York University

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

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