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Frances Simm   ns

Frances Simmons
Interdisciplinary PhD candidate
Faculty of Graduate Studies, Dalhousie University

I am an Interdisciplinary PhD student at Dalhousie University, where my research will involve working with Indigenous communities to document local and traditional knowledge of the marine environment around the Bay of Fundy. The PhD will continue to bring together my interests in language, culture and identity as a social scientist with marine and coastal land/seascapes. 
I recently completed an MA in Coastal Communities and Regional Development at the University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland, where I focused my research on place attachment and perceptions of the landscape in a small fishing village in the Westfjords. My earlier academic background is in modern languages and linguistics. I completed an MA in Language Documentation and Description at SOAS, University of London, and my undergraduate degree was in Arabic & Linguistics from the University of Edinburgh. My time in between studies has been spent working in outdoor education, instructing, and active travel in the UK.


Areas of Expertise:

Coastal Communities
Language Documentation & Description
Place Attachment
Place Identity



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