Jordan Stouck

(She, Her, Hers)

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies

English, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies
Other Titles: Senior Instructor, English
Office: CCS 323B
Phone: 250.807.9663

Research Summary

Composition studies; Canadian and Caribbean literature; postcolonial and decolonization studies; scholarship of teaching and learning.

Courses & Teaching



Originally from Vancouver, Jordan Stouck taught in Alberta for six years before joining UBC’s Okanagan campus in 2009. In 2013-2014, she served as Director of UBC’s Centre for Scholarly Communication and has been the First Year English Coordinator since Fall 2017. Jordan’s recent research has been focused on the scholarship of teaching and learning, as well as on Canadian and Caribbean literature. She has published articles in the Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Canadian Review of American Studies, Journal of Caribbean Literatures, ARIEL, and Mosaic, among others. She also has an article forthcoming in the Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. A co-edited collection of Sinclair Ross’s letters, Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun, was published by the University of Alberta Press in 2010 and Jordan is co-author of the textbook, Writing Today, which has just come out in a second edition.     


Writing Today, Canadian edition

Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun


B.A. English, Simon Fraser University, M.A. English, University of Victoria
Ph.D. English, Queen’s University, Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education, University of British Columbia

Research Interests & Projects

My areas of expertise include composition and rhetorical analysis, with a secondary focus in Canadian and Caribbean literatures. I am particularly interested in blended or flexible learning, in graduate and foundational writing, and in the work of authors who cross discursive and cultural boundaries.

My teaching is based on a hands-on approach to genre theory, which means that in composition classes I seek to present academic writing as a distinct professional discourse. My primary objective centres around giving students a voice to participate in academic research through better understandings of professional audiences, purposes, and knowledge-making conventions. In teaching literature, I add critical analysis of literary works to this genre based approach. I received a 2013-2014 UBC Teaching Honour Roll Award.

Selected Publications & Presentations


Co-author with Cathi Shaw, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, and Charles Paine. Writing Today, 2nd Canadian edition, Pearson, 2018.

Co-author with Cathi Shaw, Richard Johnson-Sheehan, and Charles Paine. Writing Today. 1st Canadian edition, Pearson, 2013.

Co-editor with David Stouck. Collecting Stamps Would Have Been More Fun: Canadian Publishing and the Correspondence of Sinclair Ross 1933-1986. University of Alberta Press, 2010.

Articles and Chapters

“Complementary Learning: Piloting a Blended Format for Canadian Composition Courses.” Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Accepted and      forthcoming in 2019.

“The Ghosts of Canadian Criticism: History and Social Justice.” CLIO: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History, vol. 43, no. 3, 2014, pp. 385-395.

“Abjecting Hybridity in Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl.”  ARIEL: A Review of International English Literature, vol. 41, no. 2, 2010, pp. 89-112.

“Bernadette Gabay Dyer.”  Border Crossings: Caribbean Writers in Canada, edited by Hyacinth Simpson and Frank Birbalsingh, Caribbean Studies Press, 2007.

“Douglas Coupland.”  Dictionary of Literary Biography:  21st Century Canadian Writers, edited by Christian Riegel.  Bruccoli Clark Layman, 2007, pp. 66-73.

“Gardening in the Diaspora:  Place and Identity in Olive Senior’s Poetry.” Mosaic, Special issue on “The Garden,” vol. 38, no. 4, December 2005, pp. 103-122.

“Toward a Caribbean-Canadian Postnational.”  Journal of West Indian Literature, Special issue on Caribbean-Canadian literature, vol. 14, nos. 1&2, November 2005, pp. 13-34.

“’A Garden of Her Own’:  Caribbean-Canadian Spaces and Identities in Shani Mootoo’s Fiction.” The Arts Journal, Special issue on Second Generation Artists, vol. 2, no. 1, September 2005, pp. 89-95.

“’Return and Leave and Return Again’:  Pauline Melville’s Historical Entanglements.”  Anthurium:  A Caribbean Studies Journal, vol. 3, no. 1, 2005. <>

“Identities in Crisis:  Alice Dunbar-Nelson’s New Orleans Fiction.”  Canadian Review of American Studies, vol. 34, no. 3, 2004, pp. 269-289.

“Distilling Identities: Jean Rhys’s ‘Mixing Cocktails’ and Feminine Creole Process.” Journal of Caribbean Literatures, Special issue on Jean Rhys, vol. 3, no. 3, 2003, pp. 27-36.

“A Canadian Post/national.”  Introduction to Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, Special issue on  Canadian literature, vol. 9, no. 1, 2002, pp. 1-6.

“Locating Other Subjectivities in Jean Rhys’s ‘Again the Antilles.’”  Jean Rhys Review, vol. 8, no. 2, 1997, pp. 1-5.

“Alternative Narratives of Race, Time and Gender:  Jean Rhys’s Voyage in the Dark.” Journal of Commonwealth and Postcolonial Studies, vol. 2, no. 2, 1995, pp. 53-60.

Professional Services/Affiliations/Committees

Co-editor, Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching (CELT), Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education conference proceedings. 2017 – present.


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