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 Nunatsiavut, a self-governing Inuit region in Labrador. With partners in Labrador, she is exploring how schools serving Inuit children have supported, or not, acquisition of Inuktitut. Other recent research has been funded by SSHRC and ArcticNet Centre for Research Excellence (2016-2018), and has  identified factors and promising practices contributing to teachers’ and learners’ persistence and success in schools across the Inuit homeland.

Courses: Introductory Anthropology (ANTH-1001), Method and Theory in Cultural Anthropology (ANTH-2100), Indigenous Peoples of Arctic Canada (ANTH-3120), Ethnographic Research Methods (ANTH-3125), Sociolinguistics (ANTH-3408)


Snow, K., Tulloch, S., O’Gorman, M., & Ochalski, H. (2018). Reconciliation, resilience and resistance in Inuit teachers’ professional development and practices. Education in the North25(1-2), pp. 108-134.

Tulloch, S. (project director), Sandiford, M. (filmmaker), Moore, S., Lane, J., Boase, D., & Doherty, T. (2017). Formation of Inspiration: The Inuit Bachelor of Education Program. [Documentary Film]. Charlottetown: University of Prince Edward Island.

Tulloch, S., Kusugak, A., Chenier, C., Pilakapsi, Q., Uluqsi, G., & Walton, F. (2017). Transformational bilinguial learning: Reengaging marginalized learners through language, culture, community, and identity. Canadian Modern Language Review,73(4), pp. 438-462. doi:10.3138/cmlr.4052

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