Associate Professor, English and Assistant Dean of Research, Teaching & Graduate Studies
Literature & Folklore & the Arts, Research and Graduate Studies, School of Arts and Social Sciences
Dana Mount is an Assistant Professor of English. She received her Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Master of Arts, School of Women’s Studies, from York University, and her Doctorate in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University. In addition, Dana earned a graduate Diploma from the Water Without Borders joint program between the United Nations University (INWEH) and McMaster University. Her current research is on the cultural work of garbage and waste. She is interested in the cultural and environmental implications of garbage as a concept, category, and material. Her work largely draws from literary texts in which garbage or waste is a theme or motif. This current project exemplifies the fact that Dr. Mount is interested in cultural and literary representations of nature, environment and environmental crisis. She has been published in The Oxford Handbook of Postcolonial Studies, Postcolonial Text, and ARIEL, and has a forthcoming article in Resilience. Her work in ecocriticism is supported by interests and teaching in postcolonialism, gender studies, and indigenous studies. Dr. Mount’s work crosses disciplinary boundaries and she has found herself collaborating at times with economists, biologists, geologists, and folklorists. If you’re a student at CBU taking a course in World, Indigenous, Postcolonial, or Environmental literature, you’re likely to find yourself in one of Dr. Mount’s provocative, discussion-based classes.