Tangled tales, entangled ales: Adventures in the recursive islandness of Newfoundland craft beer

With islands understood as generative sites of relational entanglement, and craft beer itself described as a zone of entanglement and meaning-building, it should come as no surprise that Newfoundland’s craft beer brands are brimming with richly entangled themes of place. But what does that look like? Learn more

Presentation for the 17th International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) Conference, June 2021


  • 17th International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) Conference
    June 14–18, 2021 | Conference website
    Hosted by the Harris Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
    • ‘Islandness II’ (Session chair) – Featuring Jouke Van Dijk, John Dagevos, Nenad Starc, and Maggie J. Whitten Henry (Abstracts)
    • Book Launch of Anthropocene Islands: Entangled Worlds (Chair) – Discussion and Q&A with authors Jonathan Pugh and David Chandler about their newly published book.
      Audio recording | Book details
    • “What does islandness mean to you?” – Creative note-taking/response to an open discussion with panelists Laurie Brinklow, Kathryn Burnett, Joy Davis, and Lynda Harling Stalker, and the ISISA2021 audience.
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  • Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation – North Atlantic Forum 2019: Sustainable Communities
    October 1–5, 2019 | St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada.
    Conference website
    • Panelist: Craft breweries and distilleries as drivers of rural development