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Dr. Lorri Neilsen
Professor Emerita




Research and Teaching Interests
  • writing as inquiry
  • feminist research methods
  • gender and literacy
  • gender and technology
  • arts-based inquiry

PhD, University of New Hampshire




  • Lost Gospels (Brick Books), 2010
  • Combustion (Brick Books), 2007
  • Saved String (Rubicon Press), 2007
  • All the Perfect Disguises (Broken Jaw Press), 2003, in second printing


  • Threading Light: Explorations in Loss and Poetry (Hagios Press) 2011

Academic and scholarly books:

  • Visual Inquiry (co-editor), forthcoming 2007
  • Provoked by Art (co-editor)(Backalong Books), 2004
  • The Art of Writing Inquiry (co-editor) (Backalong Books), 2001
  • Knowing her Place (Caddo Gap Books), 1998, in second printing
  • A Stone in my Shoe: Teaching Literacy in Times of Change (Peguis [Portage and Main Press]), 1992
  • Literacy and Living (Heinemann Books), 1989


  • Scholarly articles in journals such as Journal of Curriculum Theorizing, Language Arts, Alberta Journal of Educational Research, Curriculum Inquiry, Teacher Education Quarterly, Journal of Critical Inquiry into Curriculum and Instruction, Journal of the Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Educational Measurement, Atlantis, The Reading Teacher, Research in the Teaching of English, among others.
  • Freelance articles and book reviews in The Shambhala Sun, The Globe and Mail, The Calgary Herald, The Halifax Daily News, Event, The Antigonish Review, Atlantic Books Today, among others.
  • Poetry, essays, and other literary work in The Malahat Review, Grain, Event, The Antigonish Review, Arc, Room of One’s Own, Prairie Fire, Cahoots Magazine, Madwoman in the Academy, Dropped Threads 3, CBC Radio 3 website, Child, Dance the Guns to Silence (Poems for Ken Saro-Wiwa), Nth Position, CV2, White Ink, Not Just Any Dress, Grain, Wayfaring, among others.

Awards and Honours

Women of Excellence Award (arts), Progress Club of Halifax, 2009

Poet Laureate, Halifax Regional Municipality (2005-2009)

MSVU Award for Research Excellence (2005)


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