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Kristin Gleeson

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Originally from Philadelphia, Kristin Gleeson lives in Ireland, in the West Cork Gaeltacht, where she teaches art classes, plays harp, sings in an Irish choir and runs two book clubs for the village library. She holds a Masters in Library Science and a Ph.D. in history, and for a time was an administrator of a national denominational archives, library and museum in America. Later, she served as a public librarian in America and in Ireland.

She has also published short stories and historical essays. Her essay, Blazing Her Own Trail: Anahareos Rejection of Euro-Canadian Stereotypes was published in, Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands edited by Sarah Carter and Patricia McCormack, Athabasca University Press, which has been awared the Canadian Historical Association prize for Canadian Aboriginal History.

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