Waveform from the recording of Performing the Archive: A Remix (May 5, 2019)
Waveform from a recording of Performing the Archive: A Remix (May 5, 2019)

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 is the principal investigator of her SSHRC Insight Development Grant, “Literary Radio: New Approaches to Audio Research” (2021-2023).

Dr. McLeod 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.

With Dr. Emily Murphy, she is a co-lead of the research project, Nuevo/Antiguo, a research-creation collaboration in flamenco dance history. They have recently been awarded a 2021 Public Humanities Award in Research Engagement (UBC-Okanagan) for research and training in dance notation practices in Canada.

She is an affiliated researcher with SpokenWeb, a SSHRC-funded partnership project for which she is the 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 poetry recordings 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 was the 2020-2021 Researcher-in-Residence at the Concordia University Library with her project, Listening to the Library.