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Emma Ferrett


I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and immigrated to Canada in 2013, where I completed a Bachelor and Master of Arts in English Language & Literatures from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. My research interests are in ecocritical studies - specifically, I like to think about any critters we might consider to be pests (weeds, fungi, microbes, insects, rodents, parasites) in contemporary Canadian and Indigenous literatures. On any given day, you'll find me investigating plants and insects around Kingston with my dog, Basil.

Research Interests

Contemporary Canadian Literature; Indigenous Literatures; Ecocriticism; Plant Studies; Animal Studies; Indigenous Languages; Knowledges and Ways of Knowing; Systems of Naming and Categorization; Decolonial Studies.

Graduate Supervision
Areas of Study
Ecocriticism and Animal Studies
Indigenous and Decolonial Studies
Postcolonial Studies

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.