As editor of this volume, I acknowledge with respect that I live and work on the traditional territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt, and WSÁNEĆ peoples, whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.
Thanks and love to Brooken, Beckett, and Willem for all of the hugs and support along the way. Thanks as well to each of the volume’s contributors, who were a positive force and also very patient with me.
Nadia Timperio (research assistant with the MLab at UVic) worked with me to prepare this volume and facilitate peer-to-peer review in 2015–16. David Goehring copyedited the volume in 2017, and Allison Murphy (research assistant with the Department of English at UVic) proofread it with me. Alex Gil, Matthew K. Gold, and Lauren F. Klein gave valuable feedback on the proposal and manuscript, and all of the contributors went above and beyond during review and revision. Initial research for this volume was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) as well as the Departments of English and Visual Arts at UVic. Eternal thanks to Kari Kraus, William J. Turkel, and Kathy Woodward for their advice early on, and to Carrie Bodle, Axel Roesler, and Phillip Thurtle for teaching with me during the University of Washington’s 2008 Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities, which inspired this volume. Of course, Making Things and Drawing Boundaries would not have been possible without two amazing teams: Douglas Armato, Anne Carter, Danielle M. Kasprzak, Daniel Ochsner, Kenneth Wee, and everyone at the University of Minnesota Press; and Susan Baker, Melody Negron, Maura Neville, and the crew at Westchester Publishing Services.