Renée Harper

UAS Instructor Renee Harper bio photo
School of University Arts & Sciences

Honours B.A., English, (University of Toronto); M.A., English, (York University); Ph.D., Canadian Literature, (York University)

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Instructor, English & Creative Writing

Renée Harper is a writer, artist, and English and Creative Writing instructor. She studied mixed media arts and creative writing at the Kootenay School of the Arts and holds a Ph.D. in Canadian Literature from York University. Renée's academic research is rooted in ecocriticism, focusing on the ongoing settler-colonial making and unmaking of place on unceded Indigenous territories in the interior of British Columbia. Her creative and academic work has been published in various journals and magazines. Her poetry collection, Boundary Territory, is available through Now or Never Publishing.

At Selkirk College, Renée co-founded the Black Bear Review and currently serves as a faculty adviser. She is passionate about teaching and the creative and intellectual discoveries that happen within learning environments. In 2022, her teaching was recognized by the Selkirk College Faculty Association’s Standing Committee on Professional Excellence with a SCOPE Award.

Renée’s research interests include ecocriticism, decolonization, Canadian literature, zine culture, comics, and graphic novels.