The Amplify Team

Learn more about the people behind the network!

Hannah McGregor

Co-Director

Hannah McGregor is an Assistant Professor of Publishing at Simon Fraser University, where her research focuses on podcasting as scholarly communication, systemic barriers to access in the Canadian publishing industry, and magazines as middlebrow media. She is the co-creator of Witch, Please, a feminist podcast on the Harry Potter world, and the creator of the podcast Secret Feminist Agenda, which is currently undergoing an experimental peer review process with Wilfrid Laurier University Press. She is also the co-editor of the book Refuse: CanLit in Ruins (Book*hug 2018).

Siobhan McMenemy

Co-director

Siobhan McMenemy is Senior Editor at WLU Press. She has worked in scholarly publishing for over twenty years, during which time she has built book lists and edited scholarship in the social sciences and humanities. She is committed to publishing scholarship by and about members of communities who have been pushed to the margins for too long. Her editorial work includes cross- and interdisciplinary research, hybrid genres, and collaborative, born-digital scholarship, of which her work on scholarly podcasting is a part. 

Stacey Copeland

Supervising Producer and Project Manager

Amplify Podcast Network Project Manager and Supervising Producer. Stacey Copeland is a Joseph-Bombardier (CGS) Ph.D. candidate at Simon Fraser University’s School of Communication, Vancouver, Canada. She received her Master of Arts from the Ryerson York joint Communication and Culture graduate program where she studied with a focus on radio production, sound studies, media culture and gender studies. It was during her Master’s work that Copeland co-founded FemRadio, a Toronto, Canada based feminist community radio collective. Some areas of scholarly interest include feminist media, oral/aural histories, sound archives, media history, phenomenology of voice, sensory ethnography, and cultural heritage. http://staceycopeland.com/

Brenna Clarke Gray

Co-Applicant, Podcaster

Brenna Clarke Gray is Coordinator, Educational Technologies at Thompson Rivers University, where her research interests include the history and future of open tenure processes and the role of care and care work in the practice of educational technology. Prior to her transition to faculty support, she spent nine years as a community college English professor and comics scholar, and has published extensively on Canadian comics and representations of Canada in mainstream American comic books. She holds a PhD in Canadian Literature from the University of New Brunswick. Outside of the academy’s walls, Brenna co-hosts Hazel&Katniss&Harry&Starr, a podcast about young adult literature and film adaptation, and plays the role of a public intellectual on Twitter, when you can find her @brennacgray.

Kendra Cowley and María Alvarez Malvido

Collaborators, Podcasters

Kendra (she/her) and Maria (she/her) met as research assistants on a project at the University of Alberta. The seeds for an inevitable friendship were sown online when Maria responded to Kendra’s comments on a google doc with the same critical fervor with which the original comments were inflected. Since then they continue to think, feel, and dance together in person and across the interwebz. With shared anti-colonial and abolitionist feminist commitments rooted in intimate friendship and terrible inside jokes, they have nurtured many shared projects, including the Communication at the Edge podcast.

Daniel Heath Justice

Co-Applicant, Podcaster

Daniel Heath Justice (Cherokee Nation) is Professor of Critical Indigenous Studies and English at the University of British Columbia, where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Literature and Expressive Culture. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 2018, and his work engages issues of Indigenous being, belonging, and other-than-human kinship in literature, culture, and the expressive arts. His books include Our Fire Survives the Storm: A Cherokee Literary History (2006) and Why Indigenous Literatures Matter (2018), as well as the animal cultural histories Badger (2015) and the forthcoming Raccoon (spring 2021) in the Animal series from Reaktion Books. In addition to numerous articles and essays in the field of Indigenous literary studies, Justice is also co-editor of multiple anthologies and journals, including The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature (with James H. Cox) and the forthcoming Allotment Stories: Indigenous Responses to Settler-Colonial Land Privatization (with Jean M. O’Brien). A creative as well as scholarly writer, he is also the author of the Indigenous epic fantasy, The Way of Thorn and Thunder, and numerous shorter fantasy wonderworks. 

Bart Vautour

Co-Applicant

Bart Vautour is a writer, editor, and a teacher at Dalhousie University in K’jipuktuk/Halifax. He is the editor of Invisible Publishing’s Throwback Series of books and co-director of Canada and the Spanish Civil War (spanishcivilwar.ca).

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Jason Camlot

Collaborator

Jason Camlot’s critical works include Phonopoetics: The Making of Early Literary Recordings (Stanford 2019), Style and the Nineteenth-Century British Critic (Routledge 2008), and the co-edited collections, CanLit Across Media: Unarchiving the Literary Event (with Katherine McLeod, McGill Queen’s UP, 2019) and Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century (Véhicule 2007).  He is also the author of four collections of poetry, Attention All TypewritersThe Animal Library, The Debaucher, and What the World Said. He is the principal investigator and director of The SpokenWeb <www.spokenweb.ca>, a SSHRC-funded partnership that focuses on the history of literary sound recordings and the digital preservation and presentation of collections of literary audio.  Jason is Professor of English and Research Chair in Literature and Sound Studies at Concordia University in Montreal.


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