Rebecca GardenProf. Rebecca Garden

Rebecca Garden, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and holds a joint appointment in Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Upstate Medical University. She earned her doctorate in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. 

Dr. Garden's research draws on fiction, autobiography, film, and video, as well as critical approaches to disability, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, to examine socio-cultural and ethical issues related to illness, disability, deafness, and health care. Her current research explores literary and critical paradigms that move understandings of dementia and decision-making in healthcare beyond reason. She has published in journals such as New Literary History, Disability Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Medical Humanities, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, Academic Medicine, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Julie RakProfessor Julie Rak, University of Alberta

Julie Rak is Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her major areas of research are auto/biography and life writing, popular culture and North American literature. She is also interested in book history and publishing, as well as online forms of identity construction, graphic memoirs and video gaming, and is committed to researching what ordinary people think, do and write about their lives. Her publications include Life Among the Qallunaat (edited with Mini Aodla Freeman and Keavy Martin. University of Manitoba Press, 2015), Identity Technologies: Constructing the Self Online (edited with Anna Poletti. University of Wisconsin Press, 2014), and Boom! Manufacturing Memoir for the Popular Market (Wilfrid Laurer University Press, 2013). Most recently, she was awarded The Killam Annual Professorship, University of Alberta, 2017-2018.






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