Dr. Shannon Conway (she/her/hers)

Researcher & Consultant

PhD, MA, BA, CUT, CPPA

She/Her/Hers

Dr. Shannon Conway received her PhD in History from the University of Ottawa in 2020 and is currently a Research Associate with the Gorsebrook Research Institute for Atlantic Canadian Studies at Saint Mary’s University (2021-2023). Shannon’s doctoral thesis examined constructions of (English) Canadian and Newfoundland identities since 1949.


Her research interests include identities, regionalism, nationalism, Canadiana, and post-confederation Newfoundland. Shannon’s interdisciplinary background in history, philosophy, political science, policy studies, and anthropology heavily influence her research. Dr. Conway’s current research is on perceptions of culture, identity, and nationalism in Newfoundland & Labrador children’s literature from 1990-2015, and post-Cod Moratorium Newfoundland culture and identity more generally.


Though currently residing in Ottawa, Shannon is originally from outport Newfoundland.

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