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Jade DeFehr

Jade DeFehr

Jade DeFehr has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in Women’s and Gender Studies (Hons.) and English at the University of Winnipeg. She has focused much of her research on the interlocking effects of gender, belonging/citizenship, and Canadian colonial memory. Impelled by her work as a costumed interpreter at a national historic site for four summers, DeFehr has recently delved into the scholarship of Museum Studies, investigating the stakes and conversations presented in local and national museums. In the years ahead, she hopes to continue academic and organizing praxis that adopts theorizing as a form of world-making. She is currently working as an RA with the Thinking through the Museum 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 the Museum Queeries project.


Evan Durance

Evan Durance

Evan Durance is an undergraduate student currently completing a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. His interests lie mainly in trans history as well as queer cultural production. Evan aims to integrate and foster emotion, creativity and care in his research and academic pursuits. He is currently working as an RA with the Museum Queeries project. 


Jana Elazar

Jana Elazar

Jana Elazar is currently working on a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies and Political Science at the University of Winnipeg. She is particularly interested in decolonizing settler institutions and spaces through a queer of colour critique. In the future, she plans to pursue graduate studies in culture and communications. She is currently working as an RA with 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. She is particularly interested in queer theory with a focus on trans subjectivities, cultural production & history. She is currently working as an RA with the Museum Queeries project.


Dallas Gillingham

Dallas Gillingham

Dallas Gillingham is working towards completing a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg. She is 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. She hopes to pursue an M.A. in sexuality studies and cultural production and communications. She is currently working as an RA with the Museum Queeries project.


 

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