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Dr. Dara Culhane

Dr. Dara Culhane, Professor of Anthropology, received her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology in 1985 and her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1994 from Simon Fraser University.

Her early work concentrated on historical and contemporary relations between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian Nation State; politics of indigenous women's health; collaborative research methodologies; and urban studies.  Culhane’s current research focuses on Anthropology/ Ethnography and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality, and Irish Studies.

Her two works in progress are:  Encore! Travels With The Ghost of Margaret Sheehy, a memory-work life story, and Hear Me Looking At You! a dramatic storytelling performance.

In January 2021, Dr. Culhane was  awarded the Amundsen Fellowship by the SFU Institute for the Study of Teaching and Learning in the Disciplines (ISTLD). She is Co-Founder and Co-Curator for the Centre For Imaginative Ethnography and a Fitzmaurice Voicework ® Certified Assistant Teacher

Letters from the Diaspora

In the Letters from the Diaspora session five readers will share a wide range of letters filled with love, hope and sorrow. Topics include a reflection on wonderful memories and hope for the future of a community cultural centre; a love story between a young couple starting out on their adventure of life together; memories of an earlier life shared between a mother to her son; shocking family secrets with life altering consequences uncovered; and a historical account of horrific sailing voyages to Canada.

Join us to hear our 2022 readers with Dr. Dara Culhane:


• Sharon Brown


• Marie Bruce


• Oonagh Berry


• Maura De Freitas


• Aideen Clery

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