Emily Leach, Editor-in-Chief
Emily Leach is in the fourth year of her PhD in the English program at Queen’s. She did her BA and MA in English at Western, and also has a previous degree from Laurier in Religion and Culture. She has always loved reading and writing, and her favourite book series of all time is the Sevenwaters series by Juliet Marillier.
Lindsay Young, Editor-in-Chief
Lin Young is a PhD Candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. Her current research interests involve mourning culture and monsters in Victorian literature. Despite that, she’s a relatively cheerful person whose favourite stories include William Goldman’s The Princess Bride, Kathe Koja’s Under the Poppy, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, and Bioware’s Mass Effect trilogy.
Julia Chan, Editor
Julia Chan is a 2nd-year PhD student in Cultural Studies. She is also a writer, editor, creative consultant, and arts administrator with over ten years’ experience in the arts and not-for-profit communities. Her fiction has appeared internationally in Joyland, subTerrain, The Rusty Toque, LitroNY, and others.
Kristen Cochrane, Editor
Kristen Cochrane is an MA candidate in Cultural Studies and affiliated with the Film and Media Department. Her current research is located in queer, contemporary Argentinian cinema, but she enjoys writing about queer and feminist cinema at large. As a reader, she is drawn to confessional writing, dirty realism, Alt Lit, and New Sincerity aesthetics.
Nevena Martinović, Editor
Nevena Martinović is a PhD candidate in the English Department. She studies long eighteenth-century theatre and the representations of aging actresses. In her “spare time” she dabbles in plays, poetry and puns.
Lorinda Peterson, Editor
Lorinda is a second year PhD student in Cultural Studies at Queen’s, where she also completed a BAH in English Language and Literature, and an MA in Cultural Studies. She’s a writer, and she worked for 15 years as a public relations professional. She creates comics and other sequential art. She has four children and eight grandchildren. In her leisure time, she trains and rides a beautiful Thoroughbred gelding, so she spends part of most days at the barn.
Ian Ridewood, Editor
Ian Ridewood is an MA candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. His main interests are contemporary gender and postcolonial studies, especially issues of addiction, decolonization, and self-identification. He completed a BA Honours in English at Mount Royal University in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta: a place where he mostly misses its warm December and cold August days spent on buzzing smokehouse patios.
Nikolai Rodrigues, Editor
Nikolai Rodrigues is a PhD candidate in the English Department at Queen’s University. His research focuses on borders and borderlands in contemporary literature, and particularly on the relationships between monsters, race, and violence in fantasy literature, science fiction, and horror. In his free time he tries (and fails) to get a good night’s sleep, and instead often finds himself thinking of that one time that he was robbed by a raccoon.