Featured Cross-Appointed Faculty Member
Dr. Carrie Dawson
- Associate Professor, English and Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University
- BA (UBC), MA (Sussex), PhD (Queensland)
Carrie Dawson is a specialist in contemporary Canadian literatures, but her most recent research grapples with the processes and privileges of citizenship and, more particularly, with the importance and difficulties of storytelling for refugees.
- Make Believe: Truth, Fiction and Friction, Special Issue of the Dalhousie Review 93.1 (Spring 2013).
- Carrie Dawson and Claire Campbell, eds. Groundtruthing: Canada and the Environment. Special issue of the Dalhousie Review 90.1 (Spring 2010).
Journal Articles and Book Chapters
- “The Refugee’s Body of Knowledge: Silence and Storytelling in the work of Francisco-Fernando Granados.” 19 MS pages. Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies 29 (Spring 2013).
- “’What’s the difference, it’s an island, ain’t it?’: Regional Identity in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall On Your Knees.” Dalhousie Review 92.1/2 (Spring/Summer 2012): 93-108.
- “On Thinking Like a State and Reading (about) Refugees.” The Journal of Canadian Studies 45.2 (Spring 2011): 59-76.
- “How Does Our Garden Grow?” Canadian Literature: 50th Anniversary Interventions 204 (Spring 2010): 110-15.
- “An Indian without a Country.” Australian Literary Studies 24.2 (2009): 21-33.
- “The Importance of Being Ethnic and the Value of Faking It.” Postcolonial Text 4.2 (2008). Online. 19 ms pages.
- *“The Importance of Being Ethnic and the Value of Faking It” was reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Spring 2013.
Recent public lectures and conferences
- "Decolonizing the Academy. Responding to the TRC Calls to Action" with Dr. Allan Downey (McGill University). Presented by the Canadian Studies & Dalhousie Native Studies Student Associations (April 2016)
- “Refugee Hotels.” Presented to the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax (March 2013)
- “On Being Bogus.” Invited public lecture. Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (November 2012)
- “The Refugee’s Body of Knowledge.” Presented at the bi-annual Crossroads in Cultural Studies Conference, Paris, France (July 2012)
- “Silence and Storytelling in the work of Francisco-Fernando Granados.” Presented at the Asylum and Performance Conference in London, England (April 2012)
- “Reading, Writing, Refugees.” Invited lecture. University of Wollongong, Australia (March 2012)
- “University Inc.” Invited lecture. Bi-annual meeting of the Canadian Association of University Teachers in Ottawa (April 2010)