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Cultural Studies engages with pressing issues of local and global consequence and is at the forefront of developing critical understandings of the social and political dynamics of contemporary culture, including forms of conflict and reconciliation. Established in 2017, the Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS) enhances UWinnipeg’s ability to highlight these engagements and functions as a hub for interdisciplinary collaboration between students, faculty, and community research partners.

CRiCS increases research capacity on campus by providing a context for developing methods and tools for Cultural Studies research, supporting the program of the Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory, and connecting student Research Assistants, Research Associates, Visiting Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows to the projects of the Centre. CRiCS aims to build sustainable, socially relevant research programs and raise the national and international profile of UW as an outstanding place to do Cultural Studies research.

The Centre features:

  • A Collaborative Research and Knowledge Mobilization Lab used for workshops, cultural production, curatorial design and display, other forms of research creation, in-person meetings, and teleconferencing
  • A connected workspace for Research Assistants
  • A shared office for the Centre’s Research Coordinator
  • An office space for the Centre Director
  • A resource room
  • An interview and data storage room
  • An office space for visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows