Weaving Our Stories of Displacement: Gender, Place, and Identity in Newfoundland
Susan’s Master’s thesis research explored women’s experiences of displacement, as loss of sense of place, in Newfoundland through the processes of colonization, resettlement and outmigration, and the effects these experiences have on women’s identity and wellbeing. In this project, she analyzed data from seven participant interviews, and archival and government documents, to understand how women’s experiences of displacement are shaped by relationships of power including neoliberalism, (neo)colonialism, sexism and racism.
This research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Canada Graduate Scholarship – Masters.
The key findings of this research are outlined in this plain language fact sheet: Fact Sheet
Several academic publications also emerged from this research project:
Manning, S.M. (2018). Contrasting colonisations: (Re)storying Newfoundland/ Ktaqmkuk as place. Settler Colonial Studies, 8(3), 314-331. [Accepted Manuscript]
Manning, S.M. (2018). Collaborative poetic processes: Methodological reflections on co-writing with participants. The Qualitative Report, 23(4), 742-757.
Manning, S.M. (2017). ‘It’s the best place on Earth’: Newfoundland women’s outmigration, diaspora and the myth of return. Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography 24(10), 1460-1479. [Accepted Manuscript]