Dr. Ursula A. Kelly
I have been a Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, my alma mater, since September 2000. I spent the first half of my career in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a full-time, tenured member of faculty at Mount Saint Vincent University (1995-2000) and Saint Mary’s University (1988-1995). During that time, I was also an Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie University.
My scholarly interests fall within cultural studies, critical theory, and critical educational theory. My scholarship, research, and teaching are underscored by an ethic of justice, care, and mutuality. My research is interdisciplinary and primarily conceptual and analytic. I have been a principal investigator or co-investigator of research projects supported by external funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the National Literacy Secretariat, and Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada. You can find descriptions of recent research projects on Yaffle, the University research portal.
A current research project, funded by The Harris Centre, investigates the occupational songs of the logging industry in Newfoundland and Labrador as meaning-making practices and historic literacies. This project also includes a partnership with The Research Centre for Music, Media and Place (MMaP) to document, to analyze and to record these songs as part of the Back on Track CD and booklet series.