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Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS)


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Katryna Barske

Katryna Barske

Katryna is a graduate student in the Cultural Studies: Curatorial Practices program at the University of Winnipeg. She received her BA in Classics and Art History from the University of Manitoba in 2013, and has a diploma in Residential Decorating and Marketing Management. She works with several arts organizations including the Winnipeg Art Gallery, Mentoring Artists for Women's Art (MAWA), Artbeat Studio, and the Manitoba Crafts Museum and Library, focusing on digital communications and art education. Her interests are in arts accessibility and diversity in museum collections.

Brittany Bauer

Brittany Bauer

Brittany is currently a student in the Cultural Studies MA program, and she received her undergraduate training in both Environmental Studies and Classics. Her work primarily focuses on underrepresented aspects of classical scholarship such as the lives of queer women and the poor. She is currently engaged in projects centred on recreating foodways and pathways of the poor in Roman Italy via ethnoarchaeology and experimental archaeology.

Kamal Dhillon

Kamal Dhillon

Kamal is a Master of Arts student in the Cultural Studies (Texts & Cultures) program at the University of Winnipeg. She graduated from the Education program at the University of Winnipeg in 2016, majoring in English and minoring in History. She currently works full-time as a high school English Language Arts teacher in Winnipeg's Seven Oaks School Division, and is also a debate coach. Her professional and scholarly interests are focused on Critical Literacy, Critical Theory, Critical Pedagogy and decolonial methodologies. She currently acts as the student representative on the CRiCS Advisory Committee.

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.

Christian Higham

Christian Higham

Christian is a graduate student in the MA in Cultural Studies: Texts and Cultures program at the University of Winnipeg. She graduated with a BA from Cornell University in 2019, studying Government and Art History. Christian has experience as a volunteer and casual performer within the local arts sector and currently sits on the board with Arts AccessAbility Network Manitoba. Her research interests include Cultural Theory, Queer Theory, and Film and Visual Culture.


Tyrone Otte

Tyrone Otte

Tyrone Otte, BA (Hon), started his career as a conference organizer and community advocate, and in 1998, established By Your Pants Media Productions, a federal nonprofit (see https://vimeo.com/byyourpantsmedia). In 2002 Tyrone started postsecondary, graduated with a BA (Hon) in politics with an Advanced Certificate in Public Policy & Administration and a filmmaking major, went on to start a MA Indigenous Governance thesis, and then transitioned into the MA Cultural Studies (Texts/Cultures), all at The University of Winnipeg. He has attained numerous prestigious grants, sponsorships, awards and scholarships. Tyrone continues to expand his research and filmmaking in Indigenous cultural traditional governance vis á vis sovereignty, and he plans to eventually pursue postdoctoral research and filmmaking.


Vincent Tinguely

Vincent Tinguely

Vincent Tinguely is a writer based in Winnipeg. His work has appeared in Four Minutes to Midnight  no. 10, Canadian Poetry no. 64, and the Poetry-Quebec website. His fiction has been anthologized in The Art of Trespassing (Invisible Press), the conundrum reader (conundrum press) and Stories from Blood & Aphorisms vol. 2 (Gutter Press). He is the co-author of Impure — Reinventing the word (conundrum press), a nonfiction book about the Montreal spoken word poetry scene. He is currently studying for a Masters in Cultural Studies at the University of Winnipeg, with a focus on texts and culture.


Evan Wicklund

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. He has previously served as the student representative on the CRiCS Advisory Committee.

 

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