Originally from Quebec, Canada, I am a dual Canadian–American citizen who has been living and working in the UK for several years. I received my PhD from the University of Edinburgh in 2017, after receiving a master’s degree in film studies from the same institution in 2008. Previously I worked as a writer-editor and film critic after earning an honours journalism degree from Toronto’s Ryerson University in 2003. My writing has been published internationally in newspapers, online, and in magazines including Wired and Paste. I have also worked in programming and administration for several high-profile film festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival. I received a BFA (Hons) in film production and screenwriting from Toronto’s York University in 2000.