Graduate Profile: Maggie J. Whitten Henry

GRADUATE STUDENT PROFILE

Maggie J. Whitten Henry

MASTER OF ARTS IN ISLAND STUDIES | THESIS PROGRAM

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THESIS DETAILS

Roots and brews: Sense of place, asset-based community development, and the Newfoundland craft beer community

Supervisor: Dr. Laurie Brinklow

Supervisory Committee:
Dr. Ryan Gibson (University of Guelph)
Dr. Kelly Vodden (Memorial University)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sense of place
  • Islandness
  • ‘Cold-water’ islands
  • Community development
  • Rural entrepreneurship
  • Branding (products, destinations)
  • Craft beer / local products

CONNECT WITH MAGGIE

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BIOGRAPHY

Maggie J. Whitten Henry holds a BSc (Psych) from the Australian National University and is a current graduate student at the University of Prince Edward Island, where she is undertaking her Master of Arts in Island Studies. Much of her work focuses on the powerful relationship between sense of place and community — particularly in island and rural contexts — and her thesis research explores that relationship in the context of the craft beer community on the island of Newfoundland.

Maggie’s work is informed by a deep appreciation of the unique potential and complexities of rural, coastal, and island communities, along with a decade of experience in small business management, and a lifetime of living in and exploring rural and island communities around the world. She has been a panelist at international conferences and her research has been published in the Journal of Gastronomy and Tourism. She is currently Interim Coordinator of the Institute of Island Studies at the University of Prince Edward Island.

PUBLICATIONS

Whitten Henry, M. J. (2020). Tasting Place: Themes in Food and Beverage Product Logos from Three North Atlantic Island Regions. Journal of Gastronomy & Tourism, 4(3), 157-173. doi:10.3727/216929720X15846938924021

Weeden, S. A., Whitten Henry, M. J., & Brinklow, L. (2020). Letterkenny and Schitt’s Creek are love letters to rural Canada. The Conversation Canada. http://bit.ly/schittscreek-letterkenny-ruralcanada

Brinklow, L., with Whitten Henry, M. J. (2020). Island responses to COVID-19 (CRRF Rural Insights Series: COVID-19, no. 1.12). Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation. http://crrf.ca/ri-islands

CONFERENCES

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation – North Atlantic Forum 2019: Sustainable Communities | St. John’s, NL, October 1-5, 2019
    • Panelist: Craft breweries and distilleries as drivers of rural development | more info

UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS

  • 5th International St. Magnus Conference | April 14-16, 2021
    Virtual conference hosted by the Institute for Northern Studies, University of Highlands and Islands (UHI), Shetland. More details here
    • “Crafting community: The women behind Newfoundland’s crafty beer boom” · Part of Who’s Your Mother? Bringing Women’s Work to the Fore on two Atlantic Canadian Islands panel with Dr. Laurie Brinklow and Marlene Chapman
  • International Small Islands Studies Association (ISISA) Conference | June 14-18, 2021
    Virtual conference hosted by the Harris Centre, Memorial University, St. John’s, NL.
    More details here
    • “Tapping local: Exploring asset-based community development on islands through a case study of the Newfoundland craft beer community” · Session details TBC

OTHER RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS


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