Terri Tomsky

Dr. Terri Tomsky – Department of English and Film Studies

Terri Tomsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. Her research examines memory politics in postcolonial and post‐socialist literature (including especially in relation to the former Yugoslavia and Bosnia). Her essays on cultural memory and trauma have appeared in The Journal of Commonwealth LiteratureLife WritingCanadian Literatureparallax, and Biography, as well as in book volumes onTranscultural Memory (de Gruyter 2014), on Cosmopolitan Animals (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015), and Security and Hospitality (Routledge, 2016). Her current book project theorizes the interplay of cosmopolitanism and abjection within the context of global terrorism. She is also the editor of a volume of essays with Eddy Kent (University of Alberta). Negative Cosmopolitanism (McGill‐Queen’s University Press, forthcoming) investigates the relationship between cosmopolitanism, neoimperialism, and the unequal effects of a globalized political economy. She is currently organizing a symposium on Memory Economies: www.memoryeconomies.com

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