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Mitchell Crouse

Research Interests

Postcolonial studies, ecojustice, decolonization, environmental literatures, comparative literature, memory studies, Haitian literature and history, social ecology, disaster response, identity.

Awards and Recognition
Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship / SSHRC
Graduate Student Travel Award / Queen’s University
EG Bauman Fellowship / Queen’s University
Arthur B. McDonald Prize for Academic Excellence / Queen’s University
Graduate Entrance Award / Queen’s University

My dissertation project examines the way that multiple spirals of memory discourse intersect in the creation of identity in the wake of disaster. Focusing on a non-competitive analysis of the response to, and literature written by survivors of Hurricane Katrina and the 2010 Haitian earthquake, I look at the ways in which identity construction and disaster response are mediated by multiple histories, structures of power, domination, and cultural memories.

Department of English, Queen's University

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