Emilia Nielsen’s debut book, Surge Narrows (Leaf Press, 2013), was a finalist for the League of Canadian Poets’ Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Body Work, her second collection of poetry, will be published by Signature Editions in spring 2018. She holds a PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from the University of British Columbia. Dr. Nielsen is the author of the scholarly text Disrupting Breast Cancer Narratives: Stories of Rage and Repair, forthcoming with the University of Toronto Press in fall 2018. Currently, she is a Visiting Scholar at the Canadian Literature Centre at the University of Alberta. On July 1 2018, she will join York University’s Department of Social Science as a tenure track Assistant Professor in the Health & Society Program.