- BA (Saskatchewan)
- MA, PhD (Berkeley)
Leith is the author of Acts of Union: Scotland and the Negotiation of the British Nation (Stanford UP, 1998) and Music, Postcolonialism and Gender: The Construction of Irish Identity, 1724-1874 (Notre Dame UP, 2005) as well as co-editor of Scotland and the Borders of Romanticism (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2004) and Robert Burns and Transatlantic Culture (Ashgate, 2012). She is currently working on a monograph entitled Media and Cultural Memory in Britain and Ireland, 1688-1745 which explores the articulation of what Pierre Nora calls "spectacular" sites of cultural memory within the context of a shifting media ecology of the eighteenth century. In addition, with Janet Sorensen (UC Berkeley) she is co-editing the International Companion to Scottish Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century. She is a co-founder of the Department of English's MA with Specialization in Print Culture and served as Director of Simon Fraser University's Scottish Studies Centre from 2008-2015. Her most recent book, entitled Mediating Cultural Memory in Britain and Ireland: From the 1688 Revolution to the 1745 Rebellion (Cambridge UP, forthcoming 2021) explores the articulation of what Pierre Nora calls "spectacular" sites of cultural memory within the context of a shifting media ecology of the eighteenth century.