Curriculum Vitae

Luke Kernan

info@luke-kernan.com
b. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Lives and works in Kelowna

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EDUCATION

2017-2021 University of Victoria (UVic) – Victoria, British Columbia.

    • PhD: Anthropology – Consciousness Studies and Mythography.

2012-2014 University of British Columbia (UBC) – Kelowna, British Columbia.

    • MA: Interdisciplinary Studies – Anthropology, Literature, and Psychology.

2011-2012 York University – Toronto, Ontario.

    • MA: Interdisciplinary Studies – Anthropology, Literature, and Psychology.

2005-2011 Thompson Rivers University (TRU) – Kamloops, British Columbia.

    • BA: English Major – Rhetoric and Professional Writing Option.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND HONOURS

2017-2021 UVic – Graduate Award and TAship.

2014 UBC – Graduate Student Travel Grant.

2013-2014 UBC – University Graduate Fellowship.

2013 SSHRC – Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement.

2011-2013 SSHRC – MA Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship.

2012-2013 OSAP – Ontario Graduate Scholarship (Awarded and Declined).

2011 TRU – Valedictorian Graduation Ceremony Candidate.

2009 TRU – English and Modern Languages Book Award.

2008 TRU – U-REAP Scholarship.

2005-2011 TRU – Thompson Rivers Foundation Scholarship.

2005-2011 TRU – Honours and Dean’s List Distinction.

PUBLICATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS

Current Research

2016-Present

“‘Mimesis and Mesmerism’: A Collective Case Study of Clutch Moments and the Innovative Spirit within Slam Poetry Communities.” Co-researcher and co-author, Cole Mash. (active field research, in and first drafting for Liminalities: A Journal of Performative Studies, peer-reviewed journal, literary study.)

Forthcoming

2016

“Somatic Shockings across Ailment Narratives: Lessons from the Sacred Geographies of an Indigenous Spirit-World.” (in submission to Medical Anthropology, peer-reviewed journal, ethnographic study.)

2011

“Samaritan Thanksgivings, Christly Transformations: The Hurt, the Wounded, the Lost Children of the Lamb alike in Charitable Suffering and Perseverance at Saint Vincent de Paul Society of Kamloops, British Columbia.” (in second submission to Anthropologica, peer-reviewed journal, ethnographic study.)

2011

“The Mythopoetic Mind of Plato: The Kingdom-Sage’s Muthos in Timaeus, The Republic, and The Symposium.” (in submission to Metapsychosis, peer-reviewed article, literary study.)

Books

2010-Present

Samæl. Artist, Vladimir Kuzmanov. (unpublished, active graphic novel series, seven completed scripts, “01: Immortal Auguries” currently in illustration for submission to Image Comics.)

2010-Present

Nuova. (unpublished, active poetry publication, in second revision for submission to Vintage. Proceeds will be donated to a charity, V-Day.)

Dissertations

2014

Narrative, Myth and Cultural Resource Management.” MA thesis, supervised by Dr. Naomi McPherson, Dr. Roberta Dods, and Dr. Liane Gabora. (Available via UBC cIRcle.)

Conferences

2017

“‘A Taste of Suffering’—Conversations with the Art of Compassion; Or, the Emergence of Cultural Poetics and Responsible Mental Health Practice in the Okanagan,” IGS 2017 Conference, Kelowna, BC.

2017

“Somatic Shockings across Ailment Narratives: Lessons from the Sacred Geographies of an Indigenous Spirit-world,” 70th Annual Northwest Anthropological Conference 2017, Spokane, Washington, USA.

2014

“Scars and Psychoscapes: Edging towards Supernatural Dread amidst Australia’s Spirit Encounters,” Folk Belief and Traditions of the Supernatural, Unst, Shetland Islands, Scotland, UK.

Lectures

2017

Mental Health Volunteering and Fieldwork, INDS 502D Class, UBC, Kelowna.

2014

Storytracking in Wadeye, ANTH 100-102 Class, UBC, Kelowna.

2013

Mythography of ‘the Creative Lawtime,’ 15/15 Seminar Series, UBC, Kelowna.

Creative Outputs

2017

Admist Spirit-Wresters and Breath-Turns. Submitted to RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers. Toronto, Ontario. March 6, 2017.

2016

“Meridians of Melolight.” Published in poetry anthology: Reinventing Myths (Mytho-मंथन), Authorspress. December 11, 2016.

2016

“A Highlander, a Whitebeam.” Invited for poetry reading and performance, poetry workshop, and chapbook printing: Beginnings and Endings: The Creation of Meaning, Central Okanagan Hospice Association (COHA), Kelowna, BC. November 18 – December 2, 2016.

Selective Performances

2017

“Night Terrors.” Accepted for poetry reading and performance. Our Coffeehouse. Kelowna, BC. April 26, 2017.

2017

“Dark Phoenix,” “Sketches of Adnan Selimović; Heteroglossic Hearts,” “The Hanged Man’s Nous; The Note-Taker’s Needle,” “Lesser Ury.” Featured reader. Shaw TV’s Inspired Word Café. Prospera Place. Kelowna, BC. April 20, 2017.

2017

“Ampersands & Angles.” Invited for poetry and music fundraising/awareness event: British Columbia Schizophrenic Society (BCSS – Mental Health and Family Support) – UBCO Writer’s Night. Kelowna, BC. February 24, 2017.

WORK EXPERIENCE

2017-Present

Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Department of Anthropology – University of Victoria (UVic) – Victoria, BC.

2016-Present

Co-Director for Blueprinted Education (Educational Services and Publications – Sketching/Publishing Academic Works as Graphic Narratives) – Kelowna, BC.

2013-Present

Social Sciences and Humanities Tutor, Private Tutorials. University of British Columbia Students’ Union Okanagan (UBCSUO) – Kelowna, BC.

2013-2014

Exam Invigilator for the Disability Resource Centre (DRC) – University of British Columbia – Kelowna, BC.

2013-2014

Graduate Teaching Assistant for Community, Culture, and Global Studies (CCGS) Department – University of British Columbia – Kelowna, BC.

2010-Present

Freelance Writer, Poet, Graphic Novelist, and Storyteller for the Federation of BC Writers (FBCW) – Kamloops & Kelowna, BC.

VOLUNTEERING

2017-Present

BC Schizophrenic Society (BCSS – Mental Health and Family Support) – Kelowna, BC.

2016-Present

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Kelowna, BC.

2013

Kanamkek-Yile Ngala Museum, Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre (WALC), and Thamarrurr Catholic School – Wadeye, Northern Territory, Australia.

2010-2011

Saint Vincent de Paul Society (SSVP) – Kamloops, BC.