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Dr. Graham Lea

Assistant Professor

University of Manitoba

Dr. Graham Lea joined the faculty of Education at the University of Manitoba as assistant professor of drama education and language and literacy in August 2016.  Previously he served as an assistant professor at the National Institute of Education/Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.  He completed a SSHRC Post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Prince Edward Island, which examined narrative and teacher identity.  While completing his PhD, Graham was a Vanier Doctoral Fellow the University of British Columbia. Graham has taught in secondary and post-secondary settings around the world including in the Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya as part of Borderless Higher Education for Refugees.  His research has received awards from organizations including the International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, the Canadian Association for Teacher Education, and the Arts Researchers and Teachers Society. Graham’s recent research-based theatre production Contact!Unload examines experiences of veterans transitioning to civilian life. It has been performed across Canada and in London where it was shared with audiences including HRH Prince Harry. Graham has published and presented widely and is co-editor of the book Research-based Theatre: An Artistic Methodology published by Intellect.