research interests include eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British
literature, the history of political economy, settler colonial studies, and the
environmental humanities. He is writing a book about rent, a concept naming not
only the income of landlords, but more fundamentally the processes by which the
“free powers of nature” are converted into economic wealth. His essays and
reviews can be found in Modern
Language Quarterly (MLQ), English Literary History (ELH), and European Romantic Review (forthcoming).
Before coming to Capilano, Cassidy completed his PhD (English) at the
University of Chicago. He also holds an MA (English) from the University of
British Columbia and a BA Hons (English) from Simon Fraser University.