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Jobb Arnold

Dr. Jobb Arnold

Dr. Jobb Arnold is an Assistant Professor in Conflict Resolution Studies. His research on The Affective Edges of Conflict explores how trauma and identity inform processes of cultural production in contested and conflicted spaces, and the role that these cultural interventions play in articulating anti-hegemonic political configurations and mobilizing across diverse social alignments.

Ph.D. Cultural Studies (Queen’s University)
M.A. Social Psychology (University of British Columbia)
                                      B.A. Psychology (Lakehead University)


Adina Balint

Dr. Adina Balint

Dr. Adina Balint is Associate Professor of French Studies in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at The University of Winnipeg. Her current project is on imaginaries of intercultural encounters in contemporary Canadian literature and visual arts.

Ph.D. in French and Francophone Literatures (University of Toronto)
M.A. in French Literature (University of Toronto)


Jane Barter

Dr. Jane Barter

Dr. Jane Barter is Professor of Religion and Culture at The University of Winnipeg. Her current research concerns memory of atrocity and religious meaning.

PhD (Theology) The University of Saint Michael’s College
Master of Theological Studies (Atlantic School of Theology)
Bachelor of Arts (University of King’s College, Halifax)


Dr. Claire Borody

Dr. Claire Borody

Dr. Borody is an Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in Theatre (University of Toronto)
M.Ed. in Pedagogical Theory with a Specialization in Theatre (University of Manitoba)
B.A. in English, Art History and Theatre (University of Manitoba)

Andrew Burke

Dr. Andrew Burke

Dr. Burke is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg. His current project is on cultural memory and Canadian film and television from the 1960s and 1970s. He also teaches in the MA Program in Cultural Studies.

Ph.D. in English (York University)
M.A. in English (Concordia University)
B.A. in Philosophy (Dalhousie University)

Lauren Bosc

Lauren Bosc (Project Coordinator)

Lauren Bosc is interested in feminist and queer representations of bodies -- particularly fat bodies -- in the context of film, television, and other media. She is currently Project Coordinator for the CSRG, for Thinking through the Museum: Difficult Knowledge in Public, a SSHRC Partnership Development project led by Dr. Angela Failler, and Research Coordinator for Dr. Failler's Canada Research Chair activities. 

M.A. in Cultural Studies (UWinnipeg)
                                      B.A. (Honours) in Women's and Gender Studies (UWinnipeg)


Dr. Jennifer Clary-Lemon

Dr. Jennifer Clary-Lemon

Dr. Clary-Lemon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in English (Arizona State University)
M.A. in English (DePaul University)
B.A. in Political Science (University of Arizona)


Bruno Cornelier

Dr. Bruno Cornelier

Dr. Cornellier is Assistant Professor in the Department of English at UW. His research is concerned with culture as a site of struggle in the negotiation of race-based relations of power within and across various settler colonial contexts. His current project focuses on cultural ownership, settler regimes of property, and indigenous sovereignty.

Ph.D. in Communication (Concordia University)


Michael Dudley

Michael Dudley

Michael Dudley is the Indigenous and Urban Services Librarian at UW, with research interests related to Indigenous studies, history, political science, urban planning, environmental psychology, film studies, homelessness and mental health, library science and the Shakespeare Authorship Question. 

M.A. in City Planning (University of Manitoba)
M.A. in Library and Information Studies (University of Alberta)
B.F.A. in Theatre (University of Victoria)


Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land

Dr. Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land

Dr. Dobchuk-Land is an Assistant Professor in the Criminal Justice Department. Her research is about settler colonialism and criminalization in Canada.

Ph.D. in Sociology (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
M.A. in Sociology (University of Toronto)
B.A. Hons in International Development Studies and Economics (McGill University)


Angela Failler

Dr. Angela Failler (Lead Researcher)

Dr. Failler is Associate Professor of Women's and Gender Studies and Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory at the University of Winnipeg. She also teaches for the MA Program in Cultural Studies, and leads the projects CMHR in FocusShoal Lake Solidarity, and Thinking Through the Museum. She also co-leads Museum Queeries with Dr. Heather Milne.

Ph.D. in Women's Studies (York University)
M.A. in Women's Studies (Dalhousie University)
                                      B.A. in Sociology (University of Saskatchewan)


Matthew Flisfeder

Dr. Matthew Flisfeder

Dr. Flisfeder is Assistant Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg. He has research interests in social media, popular culture, and film theory. 

Ph.D. Communication and Culture (Ryerson and York Universities)
M.A. Communication and Culture (Ryerson and York Universities)
B.A. (Honours) in Fine Arts Cultural Studies and Communication Studies (York University)


Lorena Fontaine

Lorena Fontaine

Lorena is Associate Professor in the Department of Indigenous Studies and the Master of Arts in Indigenous Governance at UW. Her research interests include Indigenous Language Rights, Residential Schools and Heart Health.

Ph.D. Candidate Interdisciplinary Program (University of Manitoba)  
LLM Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy (University of Arizona)
LLB (University of Manitoba)
B.A. in Political Science (University of Winnipeg)

Dr. Peter Ives

Jennifer Gibson

Jennifer Gibson is Director/Curator of the University of Winnipeg’s campus art gallery, Gallery 1C03. She is responsible for the Gallery’s public programming and for the care and presentation of the university’s art collection.

M.A. in Canadian Art History (Carleton University)
B.A. (Honours) in History (University of Winnipeg)


Dr. Peter Ives

Dr. Peter Ives

Dr. Ives is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg. He also teaches for the MA Program in Cultural Studies.

Ph.D. in Social & Political Thought (York University)
M.A. in Social & Political Thought (York University)
B.A. in Political Science (Reed College)


Devon Kerslake

Devon Kerslake (past Project Coodinator)

Devon Kerslake holds a Masters degree in Cultural Studies from the University of Winnipeg. She also worked at the Winnipeg Film Group in Distribution, where she was responsible for the preservation and dissemination of over 800 Canadian Independent short films. Her research interests include curatorial practices, visual art and graphic narratives. 

Dr. Serena Keshavjee

Dr. Serena Keshavjee

Dr. Keshavjee is an Associate Professor in the Department of Art History, and coordinates the Curatorial Practices stream of the MA Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D.in Art History (University of Toronto)
M.A. in Art History (University of Toronto)
B.A. in Organizational Behavoiur (McGill University)


Paul Lawrie

Dr. Paul Lawrie 

Dr. Lawrie is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg. His research interests include histories of race, labor, disability and time in modern America.

Ph.D. in History (University of Toronto)
M.A. in History (University of Toronto)
B.A. (Hons.) in History (York University)


Brett Lougheed

Brett Lougheed

Lougheed is University Archivist/Digital Curator at the University of Winnipeg Archives. He currently chairs a working group of the Association for Manitoba Archives to devise and implement a strategy to replace subject headings in archival descriptions that are considered culturally insensitive to Manitoba's Indigenous peoples with terms that more accurately reflect their identity.

MA in History, Archival Studies (University of Manitoba)
BA (Honours) in History (University of Manitoba)


Dr. Mary-Jane McCallum

Dr. Mary-Jane McCallum

Dr. McCallum is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg, where she is also a member of the University Indigenous Advisory Circle.

Ph.D. in History (University of Manitoba)
M.A. in Native Studies and Canadian Studies (Trent University)
B.A. (Honours) in History (McMaster University)


Dr. Jaqueline McLeod-Rogers

Dr. Jaqueline McLeod-Rogers

Dr. McLeod-Rogers is a Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in English (University of Manitoba)
M.A. in English (joint program at the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg )
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Saskatchewan)


Dr. Heather Milne

Dr. Heather Milne (Project Leader)

Dr. Milne is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg. She also teaches for the MA Program in Cultural Studies. She also co-leads the project Museum Queeries with Dr. Angela Failler.

Ph.D. in English (York University)
M.A. in English (York University)
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of British Columbia)


Julie Nagam

Dr. Julie Nagam

Dr. Julie Nagam is the Chair in the History of Indigenous Art in North America this is a join appointment with the University of Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Nagam leads the SSHRC project The Transactive Memory Keepers: Indigenous Public Engagement in Digital and New Media Labs and Exhibitions (www.transactivememorykeepers.org).


Dr. Michelle Owen

Dr. Michelle Owen

Dr. Owen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Chair of the Disability Studies Advisory Committee at the University of Wininpeg.

Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies (University of Toronto)
M.A. in Theory and Criticism (University of Western Ontario)
B.A. (Honours) in Political Science (University of Western Ontario)


Dr. Julie Pelletier

Dr. Julie Pelletier

Dr. Pelletier is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Indigenous Studies at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology (Michigan State University)
M.A. in Cultural Anthropology (Michigan State University)
BUS combined major in Anrthropology, Sociology and Psychology (University of Maine)


Dr. Kathryn Ready

Dr. Kathryn Ready

Dr. Ready is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, and is the former coordinator of the MA Program in Cultural Studies at the University of Winnipeg. 

Ph.D. in English (University of Ottawa)
M.A. in English (University of Ottawa)
B.A. in English and Classics (McMaster University)


Dr. Mavis Reimer

Dr. Mavis Reimer

Dr. Reimer is a Professor in the Department of English, Dean of Graduate Studies, and Canada Research Chair in Young People's Texts and Cultures at the University of Winnipeg. She also teaches for the MA Program in Cultural Studies.

Ph.D. in English (University of Calgary)
M.A. in English (University of Dalhousie)
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Winnipeg)


Sharanpal Ruprai

Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai

Dr. Sharanpal Ruprai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Women's and Gender Studies. As an interdisciplinary humanities scholar, her research and teaching interests include: indigenous and critical race feminism, religious and cultural studies and artistic practice.

Ph.D. in Humanities (York University)
M.A. in English (University of Calgary)
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Winnipeg)
                                      BE.d. (University of Winnipeg)


Dr. Deborah Schnitzer

Dr. Deborah Schnitzer

Dr. Schnitzer is Professor Emerita, National 3M Teaching Fellow, and co-director of the Institute for Literacy and Transformative Learning (part of Global College) at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in English (University of Manitoba)
M.A. in English (University of Calgary)
B.A. (Honours) in English and Philosophy (University of Western Ontario)


Ray Silvius

Dr. Ray Silvius

Dr. Silvius is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Winnipeg.  His research interests include cultural political economy, multipolarity within the global political economy, Russian political economy, and the political economy of refugees.

Ph.D. Political Science (Carleton University)
M.A. Political Science (Carleton University)
B.A. Political Science (Brandon University)


Adina Balint

Dr. Heather Snell

Dr. Snell is Associate Professor of English and the coordinator of the M.A. Cultural Studies program at the University of Winnipeg. Her research straddles two fields, postcolonial cultural studies and young people’s texts and cultures.

Ph.D. in English (University of Western Ontario)
M.A. in Theory & Criticism (University of Western Ontario)
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Guelph)


Dr. Catherine Taylor

Dr. Catherine Taylor

Dr. Taylor is Professor and Director of Academic Programs in the Faculty of Education and Professor in the Faculty of Rhetoric, Writing, & Communications at the University of Winnipeg. She also teaches for the MA Program in Cultural Studies.

Ph.D. in Cultural Studies and Critical Pedagogy (University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education)
M.A. in English Language and Literature (Queen's University)
B.A. (Honours) in English Literature (Trent University)


Dr. Kathleen Venema

Dr. Kathleen Venema 

Dr. Venema is Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in English Language and Literature (University of Waterloo)
M.A. in Language and Professional Writing (University of Waterloo) 
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Winnipeg)
B.Ed. (University of Winnipeg)


Kevin Walby

Dr. Kevin Walby (Project Leader)

Dr. Walby is Associate Professor of Criminal Justice and Chancellor's Research Chair (2015-18) at the University of Winnipeg. His research examines tourism and representations related to prison, jail, police, court, and nuclear testing museums. He leads the project Carceral Cultures.

Ph.D. in Sociology (Carleton University)
M.A. in Sociology (University of Victoria)
B.A. in Sociology (University of Saskatchewan)


Dr. Tracy Whalen

Dr. Tracy Whalen 

Dr. Whalen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in English (University of Waterloo)
M.A. in English (Queen's University)
B.A. (Honours) in English (Memorial University of Newfoundland)


Jenny Wills

Dr. Jenny Heijun Wills (Project Leader)

Dr. Wills is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at the University of Winnipeg. Her current work focuses on Asian/American and African American responses to white liberalism, biologism, and race in the Post-Human Genome Era. She also leads the Alternative Kinship project and the Critical Race Network.

Ph.D. in Literature and Theatre Studies in English (Wilfrid Laurier University)
M.A. in English and Film Studies (Wilfrid Laurier University)
                                      B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Waterloo)
                                      B.A. in Journalism (Ryerson University)


Larissa Wodtke

Larissa Wodtke

Wodtke is Research Coordinator at the Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (Department of English) at the University of Winnipeg and Managing Editor of the centre's academic journal Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures.

M.A. in Rhetoric and Communication Design (University of Waterloo)
B.A. (Honours) in English (University of Winnipeg)


Dr. Doris Wolf

Dr. Doris Wolf 

Dr. Wolf is Assistant Professor in the Department of English and Director of the Centre for Research in Young People's Texts and Cultures (Department of English) at the University of Winnipeg.

Ph.D. in English Literature (University of Alberta)
M.A. in English Literature (University of Calgary)
B.A. (Honours) in English Literature (University of Carleton)