Shelley Tulloch


Shelley Tulloch Title: Chair
Office: 4CM22
Building: Centennial
Phone: 204.786.9196


Shelley Tulloch (Ph.D., Université Laval) is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Anthropology Department. She works closely with Inuit organizations and communities on research related to culturally-relevant education; Indigenous leadership; Indigenous boys’ and men’s experiences of learning and work; youth; bilingualism; language; and identity. Her current research is funded by ArcticNet Centre for Research Excellence (2016-2018) and is conducted in partnership with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, as well as other university and community partners. The project is identifying factors and promising practices contributing to learners’ persistence and success in schools across the Inuit homeland, with the goal of supporting evidence-based policy and practice for relevant, engaging, high quality education across the North. 

Courses: 2017-2018 Academic Year: Ethnographic Research Methods (ANTH 3125) and Sociolinguistics (ANTH 3408).


Selected Publications:

Qanatsiaq Anoee, N., Tulloch, S., Arreak-Kullualik, J., McAuley, A., & Wheatley, K. (2017). (Re)Invigorating family and community leadership in bilingual education. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples13(1), 2–10. doi:10.1177/1177180116689025

Tulloch, S., Metuq, L., Hainnu, J., Pitsiulak, S., Flaherty, E., Lee, C., & Walton, F. (2016). Inuit principals and the changing context of bilingual education in Nunavut. Études Inuit Studies40(1), 189–209. doi:10.7202/1040151ar

Tulloch, S., Patles, B., Kormendy, S., Nitsiza, M., Kitekudlak, H., Kaludjak, N., … Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council. (2015). Strong like two men? Northern men’s research project final report. Cambridge Bay, NU: Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council. 

Tulloch, S. (2014). Igniting a youth language movement: Inuit youth as agents of circumpolar language planning. In L. Wyman, T. L. McCarty & S. Nicholas (Eds.), Indigenous youth and multilingualism: Language identity, ideology, and practice in dynamic cultural worlds (pp. 149-167). New York, NY: Routledge.

Tulloch, S., Pilakapsi, Q., Uluqsi, G., Kusugak, A., Chenier, C., & Crockatt, K. (2013). The Miqqut Project: Joining literacy, culture and well-being through non-formal programming in Nunavut. Cambridge Bay, NU: Ilitaqsiniq – Nunavut Literacy Council. 

Tulloch, S., Kusugak, A., Uluqsi, G., Pilakapsi, Q., Chenier, C., Ziegler, A., & Crockatt, K. (2013). Stitching together literacy, culture and well-being: The potential of non-formal learning programs. Northern Public Affairs, 2(2), 28-32.

Tulloch, S., & Nunavut Literacy Council. (2009). Building a strong foundation. Considerations to support thriving bilingualism in Nunavut. Cambridge Bay, NU: Nunavut Literacy Council.    

Tulloch, S., Pilakapsi, Q., Shouldice, M., Crockatt, K., Chenier, C., & Onalik, J. (2009). Inuit perspectives on sustaining bilingualism in Nunavut. Études/Inuit/Studies33(1), 133–152. doi: 10.7202/044964ar

Tulloch, S. (2006). Preserving dialects of an endangered language. Current Issues in Language Planning7(2-3), 269–286. doi: 10.2167/cilp098.0