Katherine McLeod (PhD, U of Toronto) researches archives, performance, and poetry. She has co-edited the collection CanLit Across Media: Unarchiving the Literary Event (with Jason Camlot, McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019). She is writing a monograph (under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press) that is a feminist listening to recordings of women poets reading on CBC Radio.
She is an affiliated researcher with SpokenWeb, a SSHRC-funded partnership project for which she curates digital content, supervises and mentors Concordia University students working on audio collections, and produces monthly audio content for SpokenWeb’s ShortCuts series, both for SPOKENWEBLOG and for The SpokenWeb Podcast feed.
Her archival research about poets on CBC Radio began as a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellowship (TransCanada Institute / University of Guelph) followed by a SpokenWeb Postdoctoral Fellowship at Concordia.
She is an academic, educator, dancer, and editor – always near rivers, having grown up in Queensborough, B.C., and now living in Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal.
Dr. McLeod is the 2020-2021 Researcher-in-Residence at the Concordia University Library.