Faculty of Education
My main current research project is a collaboration with Innu elder and environmental activist, Elizabeth Penashue, on a book and audio and video recordings about her life and work, funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). I have also recently completed a documentary film, Honk If You Want Me Off The Road, with my colleague, Sharon Roseman (Anthropology). The film follows people trying to get around St. John's in winter with the challenges of the highest snowfall levels in Canada and very limited sidewalk snow removal. Following the making of the film and the activism it documents, the City has begun improving sidewalk snow clearing and made active transportation a goal of its strategic plan.
Lead researcher on
School Lunch Association After School Cooking Program: Yes Chef! Oct 2016 - May 2017
Representations of Diversity and the Environment in Contemporary Canadian Cultural Expression Jan 2011 - Dec 2016
Issues of Mobility and Access in St. John's Jan 2009 - Dec 2012
Theories of Bilingual Education: The Implications of Canadian Immersion Education for Bilingual Instruction in Chinese Universities Jan 2005 - Dec 2009
Active Research Interests
Nin Tshaukuesh: The Diaries of Elizabeth Penashue
Mobility and access in St. John's - follow up to earlier research as the city evolves
Land and place based education
Film and radio documentary work and creative non-fiction writing on various topics relating to public education or cultural studies
Past Research Interests
Kelly, U. & Yeoman, E. (Eds.). (2010). Despite This Loss: Essays on Loss, Memory and Identity in Newfoundland and Labrador. St. John’s NL: ISER.
Yeoman, E. (2012). Review of McCall, Sophie. First Person Plural: Aboriginal Storytelling and the Ethics of Collaborative Authorship. Vancouver BC and Toronto ON: University of British Columbia Press, 2011. Canadian Journal of Native Studies, 31(2).
Yeoman, E. (2012). Nin Tshaukuesh: Some Issues In Collaborative Authorship Between An Innu Elder And A Non-Innu Academic (Part of a panel for CASDW, SSHRC Congress: Negotiating Culture and Voice in Academic Writing)
Penashue, E. & Yeoman, E. (2012). Innu Doughnuts. Encyclopedia of Native American Tribes, Vol. 3.
Yu, L. & Yeoman, E. (2009). 双语教育论——加拿大浸入式教育对我国高校双语教育的启示 (Theories of Bilingual Education: The Implications of Can
Representations of Diversity and the Environment in Contemporary Canadian Cultural Expression (Lead researcher: Ana María Fraile-Marcos, Universidad de Salamanca)
Emerging Research Interests
Further work on issues of mobility, access and sustainability
Work with refugees in Newfoundland and Labrador
Further work on translations and collaborations, especially in indigenous and postcolonial contexts
Translation, interpretation and representation
Place and land based learning