A Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, during the winter term 2016, Linda M. Morra is currently serving as the Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies at University College Dublin to June 2017. For this appointment, she developed the Canada 150 conference, “Untold Stories of the Past 150 Years,” which she will co-organize with Dr. Paul Halferty, the Director of Canadian Studies, for April 2017. She is a Full Professor in the English Department at Bishop’s University, where she teaches Canadian literature, Canadian and Cultural Studies, Indigenous literatures, women’s writing, feminist theory, theories of globalization, and American Literature.
Dr. Morra has won several research awards (her books have been finalists for the Gabrielle Roy Prize and the LAMBDA Prize) and teaching awards, including the Departmental teaching Award (2008-2009) and Best Professor of the Humanities (2007-2008 and 2009-2010); she has been nominated for several other teaching prizes, including the William and Nancy Turner Teaching Award (2010-2011). She was also awarded the Faculty Evaluation Committee Merit Award for Research/Teaching in 2010 and again in 2013.
She served as the President of the Quebec Writers’ Federation (2014-2016) and sits on the advisory board for Guernica Press, Canadian Literature, and Studies in Canadian Literature. She runs the Morris House Reading Series at Bishop’s University, and conceived of and runs the Student Writing Week/End in the Eastern Townships (SWEET) and organized the Literary Umbrella of Quebec (LUQ).