IICSI People: Gregory Shupak and Paul Watkins
Two former ICASP/IICSI GRAs have recently successfully defended their dissertations: congratulations to Gregory Shupak and Paul Watkins, the newest Ph.D graduates from Guelph’s School of English and Theatre Studies. Dr. Shupak’s dissertation is entitled Literature and Social Change: Writing, Criticism and Teaching in Neoliberal Canada, and Dr. Watkins is the author of Soundin’ Canaan: Music, Resistance, and Citizenship in African Canadian Poetry. Greg Shupak teaches Media Studies at the University of Guelph-Humber and English at Humber College, and writes for Jacobin Magazine, Middle East and a variety of other outlets. Paul Watkins, familiar to our readers as the former editor of Improv Notes, has recently accepted a tenure-track position at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo.