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Director

Centre for Research in Cultural Studies


Angela Failler

The current Director of CRiCS is Dr. Angela Failler. Failler is UWinnipeg’s Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory, and Associate Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies. She also leads the Cultural Studies Research Group and teaches for the MA Program in Cultural Studies. Her research program is focused on how practices of culture and public memory are used to grapple with the “difficult knowledge” of historical traumas and their after-effects. She is interested in how these practices might contribute to reconciliation, redress, and decolonized forms of relating. Her projects pay special attention to memorials, museums, commemorative artworks, community-based practices of remembrance, and government sponsored memory projects. She employs interdisciplinary, collaborative methodologies that combine the expertise of scholars, educators, artists, curators, and other cultural practitioners.