Dr. Janet Neigh grew up on the other side of Lake Erie in Ontario, Canada. She received her B.A. in English from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, and her M.A. in English from the University of Calgary. She completed her Ph.D. with a certificate in Women’s Studies at Temple University. Dr. Janet Neigh’s research and teaching interests include Caribbean studies, global modernism, film and media studies, postcolonial and feminist theory, and poetry of the Americas.
Her current project, "Recalling Recitation in the Americas," examines the influence of nineteenth century verse recitation culture on 20th century performance poetics in the Americas. The study explores how poets from disenfranchised groups adapt the assimilationist pedagogy of memorization and recitation to develop performative reading strategies aimed at the decolonization of cultural forms and knowledges.
She has published articles in The Journal of West Indian Literature and The Journal of Modern Literature. Her creative writing can be found in the journals P-Queue, HOW2, and West Coast Line as well as the anthology Shift and Switch: New Canadian Poetry.