Research Affiliates

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Research Assistants

Stephen French

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Stephen is an English major minoring in Human Geography with an interest in how digital formats can impact and improve the learning and understanding of future generations. In his spare time, he enjoys tinkering with machines, be they computers, automotive vehicles, bicycles or other such toys.

Megan Butchart

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Megan is currently working towards her Bachelor of Arts at UBCO, majoring in English and History. She is interested in Archival Studies and is passionate about the preservation and conservation of artifacts, and the making available of such resources for public research and study. She is pleased to participate in The SoundBox Project, which merges literary, historical, and archival elements.

Emma Smith

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Emma is an undergraduate student majoring in Psychology and minoring in Data Science. She is interested in how archival materials can be brought to and enhanced by the digital realm and is also working on digitization at the UBCO Library. She enjoys crunching numbers and making connections, especially between seemingly disparate fields.

Evan Berg

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Evan is an emerging artist based in Kelowna British Columbia. He holds a certificate in Documentary Film Production from Capilano University and is working on a BFA in Visual Art at UBCO. He is interested in digital cultures and their role in contemporary life. He explores this theme through the mediums of video, sculpture, sound, animation and installation. Evan has exhibited work both locally and internationally.

Amy Thiessen

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Amy is a fourth-year undergraduate student in Honours English at UBCO. She has a particular interest in studying poetry, and its relationship with the digital audio world, as well as writing poetry herself. She is excited to be exploring the field of audio literary archives in her work on the SpokenWeb project and the SoundBox Collection.

Haley Seven Deers

Affiliation: Digital Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Project

Haley is a fourth-year undergraduate student at UBCO, majoring in Anthropology with a minor in History. She has a special interest in Archaeology and exploring socio-cultural issues of both the past and present. In her spare time she likes going on road trips, doing horseback riding and reading books.

Jordanna Marshall

Affiliation: Digital Reconstruction of Cultural Heritage Project

Jordanna is an undergraduate student majoring in Anthropology and Minoring in Psychology with an interest in heritage studies. She is specifically concerned with examining anthropogenic threats to natural heritage sites and the proposed conservation policies implemented to combat such effects.

Nyshaya Leck

Affiliation: General e Grand Estoria Project

Nyshaya is a fourth-year Spanish major at UBCO and an RA for the General e Grand Estoria project. She has a passion for language and is very excited to explore this passion in the AMP lab. She looks forward to collaborating with the AMP lab team.


Graduate Research Associates

Caitlin Voth

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Caitlin most recently completed her Master’s degree in English, and worked on the SpokenWeb project in various roles, including co-designer of the SpokenWeb logo. She previously worked on the Lesbian and Gay Liberation in Canada project as both a research assistant and project manager. In her spare time, she works in her own letterpress print shop and runs Bite Harder Press.

Cole Mash

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Cole Mash completed his BA and MA at UBCO, working in English and Creative Writing. He is currently pursuing his PhD at Simon Fraser University. He is a writer of fiction and poetry, as well as scholarly work interested in the place of narrative and fiction in historiography.

Mathieu Aubin

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Mathieu Aubin’s doctoral research employs digital tools to examine the intersection between Vancouver avant-garde poetry and the city’s lesbian and gay liberation movement. He is currently working on a digital edition of the Vancouver newsletter TISH to develop insight into its contribution to the city’s social formation of an avant-garde movement. He is a bilingual researcher who was born in Montreal and grew up in Toronto, but now finds himself at home in BC.

Deanna Fong

Affiliation: The SpokenWeb Project

Deanna Fong recently completed her PhD in English at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, where her research focused on the intersections of auditory media, event theory, literary communities, and affective labour. She is a member of the federally funded SpokenWeb team, who have developed a web-based archive of digitized sound recordings for literary study. With Ryan Fitzpatrick and Janey Dodd, she co-directs the audio/multimedia archive of Canadian poet Fred Wah, and has done substantial cataloguing and critical work on the audio archives of Japanese-Canadian poet and artist Roy Kiyooka.

Carrie Karsgaard

Carrie Karsgaard is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta, Canada, specializing in Theoretical, Cultural, and International Studies in Education. She completed her MA-IGS in Cultural Studies at UBCO and is thrilled to be back on campus in the Amp Lab – to discuss big ideas, share technical knowledge, and explore research questions through digital methods. Carrie’s research interests include critical and anticolonial studies in international, intercultural, and environmental education. Holder of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and the UofA’s President’s Doctoral Prize of Distinction, Carrie is currently exploring issue mapping via digital methods to explore the role of social media as public pedagogy.

Former Principal Investigators

Constance Crompton

Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa.
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Former Research Assistants

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