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Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS)


Student Members

Mariana Muñoz Gomez

Mariana Muñoz Gomez

Mariana Muñoz Gomez is an emerging artist, writer and curator. Her visual practice is often lens-based and her work is concerned with identity, language, representation and displacement within post- and settler colonial contexts. She is a co-founder of Carnation Zine and co-curator at window winnipeg. Her writing has been published through Canadian art, Akimbo and Public Parking. Mariana completed a BFA (Honours) degree at the University of Manitoba School of Art in 2016 and is currently a graduate student in the MA in Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices program at the University of Winnipeg.

Dallas Gillingham

Evan Wicklund

Evan Wicklund is a Master of Arts student in the Cultural Studies (Texts and Cultures) program at the University of Winnipeg. He graduated from the Disability Studies program at the University of Winnipeg with an Honours Degree in 2018 and is an Honours graduate of the Red River College Disability and Community Support Program. Evan is the recipient of the SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and has received the Gold Medal for Disability Studies (2018), the Inaugural Disability Studies Award (2017), and the Community Living Award (2013). Evan is employed as the Head Office Lead and Research Officer at the Canadian Centre on Disability Studies and is a part-time instructor at Red River College in the Disability and Community Support Program. His professional and scholarly interests are grounded in the amalgamation and knowledge mobilization of community-based research with critical sociopolitical theory. Evan has experience working in the disability field in various capacities and settings, including advocacy, supported employment, community living, and inclusive education.

Student Research Assistants

Amber Ali

Amber Ali

Amber Ali is a senior undergraduate at the University of Winnipeg in a student designed major for International Migration and Sociology. Amber has been a longstanding research assistant on the Landscapes of Injustice project addressing the dispossession of Japanese Canadians during World War II, run out of the University of Victora under Dr. Jordan Stanger-Ross, as well as a researcher for the Oral History Department at the University of Winnipeg. Her relationship with the Japanese Cultural Association of Manitoba has flourished into a working relationship, constructing an online educational space and digital archive. Additional key interests are in LGBTQAI* representation in the arts and in historical narratives as well as Newcomer-Indigenous relations in Canada. She is currently working as an RA with Dr. Angela Failler and Dr. Heather Milne and the Museum Queeries project.


Dallas Gillingham

Dallas Cant

Dallas Cant is working towards completing a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. They are interested in exploring queer embodiment with a particular focus on fat bodies and sex work, curatorial methodology, and cultural production. Dallas recognizes creative intervention as medium of resistance/survival and includes decolonial, anti-racist, trans, and sex work artistic practices into her research methodology. They hope to pursue an M.A. in sexuality studies and cultural production and communications. They are currently working as an RA with Dr. Angela Failler and Dr. Heather Milne and the Museum Queeries project.


Thiané Diop

Mika Castro

Mika Castro is an undergraduate student at the University of Winnipeg who is currently majoring in sociology. She is interested in learning about the stories and lives of queer POC immigrants in Canada, most specifically how they navigate their queer identities between their Canadian and immigrant communities. She is currently working as an RA with Dr. Angela Failler and Dr. Heather Milne and the Museum Queeries project.


Thiané Diop

Thiané Diop

Thiané holds a B.A. in History from the University of Manitoba and is a current student in the Cultural Studies M.A. program at the University of Winnipeg. Through her work at numerous historic sites and museums in Manitoba, she has become interested in the representation of intersectional queer identities. She is particularly interested in the narratives attached to the few stories featuring people who identify as both queer and racialized. She is currently working as an RA with Dr. Angela Failler and Dr. Heather Milne and the Museum Queeries project.


Chris Eastman

Chris Eastman

Chris Eastman is an Indigenous queer undergrad currently working towards a BSc in Information Technology and a BA in Theatre Productions at the University of Winnipeg. He is interested in Indigenous feminism and queer theory, as well as the role technology can play in sharing knowledge with accessibility in mind. He is currently working as an RA with Dr. Angela Failler and Dr. Heather Milne and the Museum Queeries project.


Jase Falk

Jase Falk

Jase Falk is an undergraduate student working towards an honours degree in English at the University of Winnipeg. They are particularly interested in queer theory with a focus on trans subjectivities, cultural production & history. They are currently working as an RA with Dr. Angela Failler and Dr. Heather Milne and the Museum Queeries project.


 

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