Dr Donna Hancox is a lecturer in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. Her research interests include the role of storytelling in fostering a sense of social inclusion in marginalised groups, and she has run storytelling projects with a number of community groups in Brisbane. She is also writer of fiction.
Stories with Impact: The Potential of Storytelling to Contribute to Cultural Research and Social InclusionArticlesOur capacity to tell stories is a skill that can be considered both natural and learned. Storytelling and oral history are parts of all human societies, and we seek to understand ourselves and each other through our stories. Our individual and collective memories collide in our stories, and reconcile to construct what Kansteiner calls our "collectively shared representations of the past" (182)....Read more