Maura Hanrahan

Maura Hanrahan

Maura Hanrahan is a Board of Governors Research Chair and an associate professor of Geography at the University of Lethbridge. She is also an adjunct professor with Memorial University’s Environmental Policy Institute. She is an acclaimed scholar and author or editor of eleven books in several genres, including the Canadian best-seller and winner of the NL History and Heritage Award Tsunami, the story of the 1929 catastrophe that killed numerous people in Newfoundland. Another book, Domino: The Eskimo Coast Disaster, recounts a devastating hurricane in Labrador in 1885. Hanrahan’s current research interests are water security, foodways and nutrition history, Indigenous health, Indigenous land-use, and Arctic exploration. She is the 2015 recipient of the Canadian Coast Guard Polaris Award in recognition for her work in preserving the maritime culture of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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