Postdoctoral Researcher

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Erin Goheen Glanville

Erin Goheen Glanville, Ph.D. (McMaster University) is a SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of Communication and a Research Associate at the Centre for Policy Studies on Culture and Communities at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

Erin's current research is a knowledge mobilization project on the public discourse of contemporary forced migration dialogues in Canada and is done in partnership with Kinbrace Community Society. She runs community workshops shaped by her doctoral research on refugee fiction as pedagogy and has published chapters on cultural representations of refugees, refugee literary narratives, and diaspora literature in the context of globalization.


  • BA, Redeemer University College (English)
  • MA, McMaster University (English and Cultural Studies)
  • PhD, McMaster University (English and Cultural Studies) 

Currently Teaching


Future courses may be subject to change.


  • "Refracting Exoticism in Video Representations of the Victim-Refugee: K'Naan, Angelina Jolie, and Research Responsibilities," Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture 9.2 (2018). (forthcoming)
  • “R2P and the Novel: The Trope of the Abandoned Refugee Child in Stella Leventoyannis Harvey’s The Brink of Freedom,” Global Responsibility to Protect 10.1 (2018): 145-163.
  • “Beyond Debt and Economy: Reclaiming Prophetic Hospitality for Refugees,” CASE Quarterly 38 (Sept 2014).
  • Countering Displacements: The Creativity and Resilience of Indigenous and Refugee-ed People, co-edited with Daniel Coleman, Agnes Kramer-Hamstra, and Wafaa Hasan,
    University of Alberta Press, 2012. 
  • “Introduction,” in Countering Displacements, ix-xlvii, co-written with Daniel Coleman, Agnes Kramer-Hamstra, and Wafaa Hasan, University of Alberta Press, 2012. 
  • “Re-routing Diaspora Theory with Canadian Refugee Fiction,” in Rerouting the Postcolonial: New Directions for the New Millennium, 128-138, edited by Sarah Lawson Welsh, Cris Sandru, & Janet Wilson, Routledge, 2009.

Excerpts from this article were reprinted in Canadian Literatures, edited by Konrad Gross & Jutta Zimmerman, Postcolonial Literatures in English: Sources and Resources Vol. 4. Trier, Germany: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2012.

  • “Creatures in a Small Place: Postcolonial Literature, Globalization, and Stories of Refugees,” in The Gospel and Globalization, 269-282,  Regent University Press, 2009.
  • “Vassanji, Moyez G,” The Literary Encyclopaedia and Literary Dictionary, 3 January 2009, The Literary Dictionary Company Ltd. Ed, Robert Clark.
  • “Bissoondath, Neil Devindra,” The Literary Encyclopaedia and Literary Dictionary, 10 January 2009, The Literary Dictionary Company Ltd. Ed, Robert Clark.


  • media and literary studies
  • refugee representation
  • diaspora and globalization 
  • humanitarian communication
  • postcolonial/decolonial fiction and theory
  • academic writing
  • faith narratives in culture
  • research mobilization
  • community collaboration and engagement