Katherine McLeod (PhD, U of Toronto) is a scholar and dancer. She researches archives, performance, and poetry, and produces research and research-creation across media.
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 book (under contract with Wilfrid Laurier University Press) that is a feminist listening to recordings of women poets reading on CBC Radio, specifically poets Gwendolyn MacEwen and Phyllis Webb.
She is an affiliated researcher with SpokenWeb, a SSHRC-funded partnership project for which is managing editor of SPOKENWEBLOG, and supervises and mentors Concordia students working on audio collections. She produces the monthly audio series ShortCuts for The SpokenWeb Podcast.
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 University.
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.