Executive Committee (2019-21)

President

Asma Sayed
Faculty, Department of English
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
info@caclals.ca

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


Secretary-Treasurer

Jesse Arsenault
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Concordia University
treasurer@caclals.ca

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


Atlantic Representative

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.


Ontario 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


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.


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 


Quebec Representative

Jesse Arseneault
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Concordia University
treasurer@caclals.ca

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


Colleges Representative

Alia Somani
Professor of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Sheridan College

Research areas: Postcolonial literature and theory; diasporic studies; Canadian literature; South Asian literature; African literature; cultural studies; South Asian Canadian literature.


Graduate Student Representatives

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

Research areas:

Sara Rozenberg (2019-21)
PhD Candidate, Department of English
York University

Research areas: Indigenous, postcolonial and feminist critical theory; literary and cultural studies; poetry and poetics; interdisciplinary methodologies; diaspora studies; visual art.


Outgoing President

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