Selkirk College, Attn: Lori Barkley
301 Frank Beinder Way, Castlegar BC, V1N 4L3, Canada
This area has bright students, who rarely are made aware of their enormous potential in academia. To see these students gain confidence and strong academic skills, enabling them to flourish at a larger university in upper level courses is a source of pride in what can be accomplished when faculty and students work together to realize the full potential of students.
I started teaching anthropology at Selkirk College in 1999, and since that time have also taught sociology and peace studies. Prior to arriving at Selkirk, I worked at Simon Fraser University for over a decade in various capacities, all directly related to teaching and learning, as well as other post-secondary institutions in BC. I came to post-secondary education after a couple of other careers, including management, and many other work experiences too numerous and varied to mention.
My research interests focus on constructions of identity, place, home, and landscape based on oral narrative research and print media. Most recently, this research is being conducted with Sinixt, Indigenous people declared extinct by the Canadian government in 1956, yet still very much alive and living in the Slocan Valley. This work is part of a much larger digital humanities initiative at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY, where I am a research fellow.