Faculty, Research, Sociology/Anthropology

Dara Culhane: Hear Me Looking At You

January 15, 2014

Dara Culhane (Sociology & Anthropology) performed her one-woman play, "Hear Me Looking At You", at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on December 27 and 28, 2013; dramaturgy and direction by Noah Drew, Theatre Department, Concordia University, Montreal.

"Hear Me Looking At You" is a performance of dramatic storytelling based on Culhane's archival and ethnographic research in Ireland that explores questions about exile and home, imagination and memory, ethnography and performance.

Sample audience feedback comments:

  • "Thank you for having the personal courage to prepare this show for public audiences to experience, and for the wisdom to recognize in this material something truly illuminating."
  • "Moving, provocative, dramatic, FUNNY! NOT sentimenal: what political storytelling should be!"

Dr. Dara Culhane, Professor of Anthropology, received her B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology in 1985 and her Ph.D. in Anthropology in 1994 from Simon Fraser University. Her early work concentrated on historical and contemporary relations between Aboriginal peoples and the Canadian Nation State; politics of indigenous women's health; collaborative research methodologies; and urban studies.
From 1992-1994 Dr. Culhane served as Deputy Director of Social and Cultural Research for the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.  Culhaneā€™s current research focuses on Anthropology/Ethnography and Performance Studies, Gender and Sexuality, and Irish Studies.

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