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Grace King

Grace King

University Graduate Fellow
Graduate Assistant to PSU Special Collections (2023-24)
Basement 004, Cubicle E
Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Mailroom: 430 Burrowes Building

Spring 2024 Office Hours

Not teaching Spring 2024

Curriculum Vitae


Master of Arts in English, University of Toronto (2021)
Bachelor of Arts in English and Environmental Studies, University of Toronto (2020)

Professional Bio

My research is inspired by and accountable to the lands that have raised me, specifically Mount Desert Island, Maine and the island of Newfoundland in eastern Canada. These lands belong to the Wabanaki and to the Beothuk and Mi'kmaq, respectively.

Working within the loose parameters of the long nineteenth century on Turtle Island (North America), my research explores histories of information and science in literatures of various oceanic, islanded, and archipelagic forms. I am particularly interested in how these literary histories and forms intersect with—and often support—the emergence of both American and Canadian settler-colonialisms.

In my work as a Research Assistant to the PSU Special Collections Library in 2022-2023 and 2023-2024, I am producing a digital edition of a manuscript kept by a member of the 1899 Harriman Alaska Expedition. I am conducting a review of the description of northwest coastal Indigenous artifacts which were donated with the diary, in order to improve their cataloguing according to ongoing discussions around anti-colonial and anti-racist metadata protocols.