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Alumni

Our alumni include academics, librarians, archivists, writers, editors, publishers, lawyers, university and other administrators, and candidates for further advanced degrees.

The following list illustrates the kinds of careers and further study some of our alumni have gone on to pursue. If you are a BHPC alum, we’d love to hear from you!

Sharon Bailey MI Information 2011 Manager, Library Services, Centennial College and Learning Centers. Previously the manager at CAMH’s library and archives
Agatha Barc MI Information 2013 Acting Co-Head, Reader Services Department at Victoria University (UofT), and Reader Services & Instruction Librarian at EJ Pratt Library
Claire Battershill PhD English 2012  2019-20 Northrop Frye Visiting Fellow at Victoria College at the University of Toronto, and teaching in the VicOne program, the Creative Expression and Society Minor, and the BHPC specialization. Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of English, Simon Fraser University (Winner, SSHRC Impact Award); author (Circus, McClelland & Stewart, 2014, Modernist Lives: Biography and Autobiography at Leonard and Virginia Woolf’s Hogarth Press, Bloomsbury, 2018).
Shelley Beal PhD French 2009 Contract Faculty of English at Laurier University
Lisa Betel MISt. Information 2009 Consultant at Aphasia Institute
Voytek Bialkowski MI Information 2011 SAP Functional Manager at CAA Club Group of Companies
Jeanette Blanchard MI Information 2015 Librarian for Alberta Health Services
Amy Braye MA English 2003 Manager at Mount Saint Vincent University for International Students
Sophie Brookover MISt Information 2002 Program Coordinator and Social Media Manager for LibraryLinkNJ, the New Jersey Library Cooperative
Sarah Brouillette PhD English 2005 Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Carleton University
Piers Brown PhD English 2009 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Kenyon College
Lisa Chen Obrist PhD Medieval Studies 2015 Senior Evaluation Analyst, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Amelia Clarkson MA English 2014 Media Collection & Student Outreach Librarian at Langara College, Vancouver, BC
Natalie Colaiacovo MA English 2012 Librarian at Centennial College
Nancy Collins MISt. Information 2006 Strategic Initiatives Adviser at University of Waterloo
Donna Cope MA English 2009 Director of Strategic Communications at York University
Heidi Craig PhD English 2017 Assistant Professor of English at Texas A&M University; Editor of the Work Shakespeare Bibliography; previously, W. M. Keck Foundation Fellow, The Huntington Library; Charles Montgomery Gray Fellow, The Newberry; Folger Long-Term Fellowship, Folger Institute
Joseph Culpepper PhD Comparative Literature 2014 Performance Scholar, Magician, and Magic Consultant; Mitacs Elevate postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University (English Department); Associate Researcher and Instructor at CRITAC at the National Circus School of Montreal; Co-founder of Ars Mechanica (performance collective).
Meaghan Dalby MMSt. Information 2015 Learning specialist at Canadian Museum of History, previously a program coordinator for Historica Canada
Nancy-Anne Davies MISt. Information 2009 Adult Services Specialist at Toronto Public Library
Travis DeCook PhD English 2005 Associate Professor, Department of English, Carleton University
Robert Desmarais MISt Information 2006 Head, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library, University of Alberta
Elizabeth Dickens PhD English 2010 Assistant Professor and Assistant Director at the Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Virgina
Machelle Diemart MA English 2008 English Instructor at Tulsa Community College
Andreanne Dion MA French 2014 Associate Lifestyle Editor, Chatelaine
Chris Doda MISt Information 2005 Toronto-based poet (Among Ruins, 2001; Aesthetics Lesson, 2007), critic, and editor with Exile Editions and Exile: The Literary Quarterly
Jennifer Donsky MISt Information 2004 Librarian at the Free Library of Philadelphia
Anna Dysert MA Medieval Studies 2008 Collection Services at Redpath Library (McGill University)
Lindsey Eckert PhD English 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of English, Florida State University with a focus on 18th and 19th century British literature and culture, Romanticism, history of the book, and history of text technologies
Andrea England MA English 2002 Vice Provost, Researcher at Sheridan College; previously, Director, Strategic Research and Partnerships, Faculty of Health at York University
Jeff Espie PhD English 2016 Visiting Assistant Professor at Kenyon College for English; previously, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of English, University of British Columbia
Catherine Falls MI Information 2013 Archivist at Ryerson University
Nicholas Field MA Religion 2012 Doctoral candidate from the Department for the Study of Religion, researching scribes and the production of Buddhist texts; Coordinator for Serai
Greta Golick PhD Information 2010 Instructor, Faculty of Information, University of Toronto; Secretary, Bibliographical Society of Canada; Co-Chair of the Toronto Chapter, Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG)
Peter Gorman MI Information 2011 Bilingual proofreader and copy editor; Reference Librarian at York University (Glendon College)
Angela Guardiani MA English 2007 Teacher
Janice Gurney MVS Visual Studies 2007 Toronto-based artist represented by Wynick/Tuck Gallery; PhD (2012) in Art and Visual Culture, University of Western Ontario
Daniel Harney PhD English 2013 Grants and Awards Editor at University of Toronto; Previously, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Concordia University
Bruce Harpham MISt. Information 2009 Content Marketing Consultant
Timothy Harrison PhD English 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of English, University of Chicago
Beatriz Hausner MISt Information 2002 Toronto-based poet, translator and literary editor; Senior Services Specialist (User Education) at the Toronto Public Library; former publisher at Quattro Books
Susan Hesemeier PhD English 2012 Sessional Faculty at MacEwan University; Contract Writer at Winding River Solutions, Inc.; Principal Consultant at Sensible PR
Christopher Hogendoorn MI Information 2016 Student Outreach and Archival Projects Librarian at Trinity College Library (UofT); previously, Digital Project Librarian, North Carolina State University
Chelsea Jeffery MMSt Information 2013 Reference Archivist, Yukon Archives
Kyla Jemison MA Music 2014 Special Formats Metadata Librarian, Metadata Services Department, University of Toronto Libraries; previously, Metadata Librarian for E-Resources in the Metadata Technologies Unit
Jennifer Jeynes MA Law & Music 2002 Communications Specialist; previously, Manager of Communications, Public Relations and Grants at Reach for the Rainbow
Jonathan Kerr PhD English 2017 McCain Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Romantic and Regency Literature, Department of English, Mount Allison University
Julia King MI Information 2016 Research Fellow, University of Bergen, Norway
Alexandra Kordoski Carter MI Information 2014 History of Science and Medicine Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto; Secretary of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Peter Kuling MA English 2003 Assistant Professor at the University of Ottawa for Theatre
Allison Larsh MISt Information 2009 Instructional Technology Specialist, Faculty of Engineering, University of Toronto
Nina Lassam MA English 2007 Analyst at The New York Times.
Sylvia Lassam IS Diploma Information 2003 Rolph-Bell Archivist at Trinity College, University of Toronto
Geoffrey Little MISt Information 2007 Faculty at Concordia University as a Scholarly Communications Librarian, History Subject Librarian, Azrieli Holocaust Collection Librarian.

Teaches a course at McGill University on the History of Books and Printing.

Kira Lussier MA History and Philosophy of Science and Technology 2012 Postdoctoral Fellow cross-appointed at the Institute for Management and Innovation at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Rotman Institute for Gender and the Economy
Eli MacLaren PhD English 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of English, McGill University; editor, Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada
Bryce MacNaughton MISt. Information 2004 Services Specialist at Toronto Public Library
Rachel R. Manderfeld MI Information 2011 Child & Youth Librarian at Toronto Public Library
Romina Maurino MA English 2002 Freelance journalist and writer
Holly Mayson MI Information 2012 Researcher in National Security for PwC Canada
Alice McClintock MMSt. Information 2014 Enoch Turner Schoolhouse Interpreter for Ontario Heritage Trust
Rob McCutcheon PhD Classics 2013 Assistant Professor, Department of Classics, University of Toronto
Joshua McEvilla MI Information 2014 Lecturer with the Book and Media Studies Program at St. Michael’s College, UofT; Fellow at the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria College, UofT
Leslie McGrath PhD Information 2005 Sessional Instructor, iSchool (UofT); Department Head, Osborne Collection of Early Children’s Books, Toronto Public Library; Advisory Council Member, Department of English, Ryerson University
Scott McLaren PhD Information 2010 Member of the Graduate Faculty in Humanities and History, and Associate Librarian for Humanities and Religious Studies, Scott Library, York University; Secretary-Treasurer, Canadian Association for the Study of Book Culture; Co-Editor of the Historical Papers of the Canadian Society of Church History
John McQuillen PhD Art History 2012 Assistant Curator of Printed Books and Bindings, The Morgan Library and Museum, New York
Bronwen Masemann MISt Information 2009 Faculty Associate Librarian, School of Library & Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Teaches a course on Digital Humanities Analytics and is on the Board for the History of Print and Digital Culture .
Rachel Meloche MMSt Information 2012 Educator at Lululemon Athletica
Brenna Middleton MI Information 2019 Archival Research Officer at Inuit Art Foundation
Philippe Mongeau MI Information 2018 Florence Fearrington Rare Materials Cataloger, Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Emily Monks-Leeson MISt Information 2010 Archivist, Library and Archives Canada
Hilary Morgan MISt Information 2006 Director, Stakeholder Relations, Library and Archives Canada
Hailey Mullock MI Information 2019 Children’s Librarian, Toronto Public Library
Rebecca Niles MA, MI English, Information 2010, 2012 Managing Editor, Folger Shakespeare Library Editions; Editor, Folger Editions eBook Series, Simon & Schuster; Member of the Digital Advisory Board for the Arden Shakespeare
Karl Nilsen MI Information 2012 Senior Compliance Analyst – Security at Rally Health
Kaitlin Normandin MI Information 2015 Executive Director at the Log Church Museum in Whitehorse
Lindsay Osmun MI Information 2012 Archivist at CIBC
Katie Paolozza MMSt Information 2018 Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Memorial University of Newfoundland; previously, Cataloging Assistant at Osgoode Hall Law School
Jordan Patterson MI Information 2014 Administrative Coordinator at Sunrise Property Management
Sarah Pelletier MA English 2019 Offset Printer and Binder at Coach House Books, Toronto
Tim Perry MI Information 2015 Special Collections Librarian, University of Missouri Libraries
Jason Peters PhD English 2015 Assistant Professor of English Literature at Booth University College
Brett Phillipson MI Information 2014 Librarian at George Brown College
Eloïse Pontbriand MA French 2010 Research assistant, Groupe de recherches et d’études sur le livre au Québec (GRELQ), PhD Student Littérature française, cheminement en histoire du livre, Université de Sherbrooke
Laura Potter MA English 2012 Client Services Manager, Reed Words
Linda Quirk MISt Information 2005 PhD, English (Queen’s University), 2011; Assistant Special Collections Librarian, Bruce Peel Special Collections Library (University of Alberta); Vice-President, Bibliographical Society of Canada
Michael Raby MA English 2006 Lecturer at University of Toronto Mississauga; previously, McGill University
Alpen Razi PhD English 2016 Assistant Professor, Ethnic Studies Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Stacey Redick MI Information 2012 Digital Strategist at Folger Shakespeare Library
Sophie Regalado MISt. English 2002 Research and Scholarly Communications Librarian at Lakehead University
Lindsay Ann Reid PhD English 2009 Author (Shakespeare’s Ovid and the Spectre of the Medieval, D.S. Brewer, 2018); Lecturer, National University of Ireland, Galway
Bert Riggs MISt Information 2002 Head of the Archives and Manuscripts Division at Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL; author with Flanker Press
Simon Rogers MISt Information 2008 Archivist, John M. Kelly Library, University of Saint Michael’s College, University of Toronto
Margaret Schotte MA History 2007 Assistant Professor, Department of History, York University (focus on Early Modern history, and history of the book/reading)
Catherine Schwartz MA Comparative Literature 2008 Proposal Specialist at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; previously, PhD from the Centre for Comparative Literature, University of Toronto
David Sharp MISt Information 2002 Head of Acquisitions at Macodrum Library at Carleton University
Ben Shaw MISt Information 2015 Branch Librarian at Markham Public Library
Gwendolyn Sheldon MI Information 2014 Latin teacher at Detroit Cristo Rey High School; previously, adjunct faculty at Brock University teaching literature
Emily Simmons PhD English 2011 Educational Developer at the University of New South Wales
Johanna Smith MI Information 2001 Director General of Public Services, Library and Archives Canada
Catherine Spence MISt Information 2007 Circulation Service Assistant / Media Assistant, University of Toronto Scarborough Library; continuing research on Alexander Scott Carter, Canadian heraldic artist
Oliver Valazquez Toledo MA Spanish 2014 Spanish Translation Reviewer at Cuso International
Lindsay Skay Whitacre MISt Information 2007 Digital Content Management Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University; previously, Digital Collections Librarian, Boston College
Jelena Stankovic MI Information 2016 Virtual Reference Operator at Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL)/Scholars Portal
Tamara Stojakovic MISt. Information 2007 Manager at Mississauga Library System
Anna St. Onge MISt Information 2007 Archivist, Digital Projects and Outreach, Clara Thomas Archives & Special Collections (Scott Library, York University).

Current chair of AAO’s standing committee on ARCHEION.

Ruth-Ellen St. Onge MI Information 2007 Assistant Curator of Collections and Special Assistant to the Associate Director, Rare Book School, University of Virginia
Andrea Stuart MA Music 2013 Policy and government relations specialist working in the post-secondary education and labour sector for the Canadian Association of University Teachers
Elisa Tersigni PhD English 2018 Digital Research Fellow at Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C.
Lindsay Timmins MI Information 2012 Manager of Digital Services, Content at Toronto Public Library
Kristine Tortora MISt. Information 2006 Author (Carl Dair and the Cartier Typeface: Selected Correspondence, Gasperau Press, 2017); Trip Print Press; design team at AmpersandAmpersand
Vernon Totanes PhD Information 2012 Assistant Professor of History and Director, Rizal Library, Ateneo de Manila University
Sarah Truman PhD Critical Studies in Curriculum and Pedagogy 2017 Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne with a focus on English literary education; previously, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Education and Social Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University
Taylor Tryburski MI Information 2019 Library Technician at the Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies, Victoria College, University of Toronto
Shelsie Tunks MI Information 2015 Assistant Library Supervisor for the Region of Waterloo
Sarah Ward MI Information 2011 Reference Librarian, Human Resources Professionals Association, Toronto
Julia Warren MI Information 2019 Assistant Librarian & BHPC Coordinator, Robertson Davies Library, Massey College
Jennette Weber MI Information 2012 Senior Product Designer at Roadmunk
Bridget Whittle MISt Information 2010 Archivist with the William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections, McMaster University
Lauren Williams MI Information 2015 Librarian in Rare Books and Special Collections at McGill University (liaison librarian for the treasures of the Blacker-Wood collection); previously, Special Collections Librarian, Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library, University of Toronto
Crystal Williamson MISt Information 2010 Archivist/Records Analyst, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario
Sean Winslow MA Medieval Studies 2004 Ph.D. Candidate, Medieval Studies, University of Toronto; Fulbright Fellow, Ethiopia 2008-09
Jessica Duffin Wolfe PhD English 2014 Professor of Digital Communications and Journalism, Humber College, Toronto; Editor in Chief, Toronto Review of Books
Rachel Wong MMSt Information 2013 Exhibit Designer at the Royal Ontario Museum; previously Designer, Aga Khan Museum
Kyle Wyatt PhD English 2011 Editor-in-Chief of Literary Review of Canada; previously, Editorial Director/Project Manager at The Works Design Communications, Ltd.; Managing Editor, The Walrus 
Kimberly Yates MISt Information 2009 Associate Director, Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
Christopher Young MI Information 2012 Digital Scholarship Librarian at UTM; previously, PhD Faculty of Information, University of Toronto

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