Nik Chartrand is a first year MA English Literature student and an English 150 teaching assitant. She graduated from the University of North Dakota in 2018 with a BA in English Literature, and a Certificate of Editing and Publishing. Her current research interests include postcolonial literature and the transnational novel. Specifically, she is interested in the psychology of the colonized and as a person of both European and Aboriginal Canadian descent, she is intrigued by the liminal state of transnationalism. Nik is currently the MA representative for the Graduate Studies Committee.