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Angela Failler

Professor, Canada Research Chair

Angela Failler ©UWinnipeg
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My Research


Women's and Gender Studies


  • Diversity
  • Equity
  • Gender and Women's Studies
  • Social Issues
  • Cultural Studies
  • Public Memory

Areas of Expertise:

  • Culture
  • Public Memory
  • Women's and Gender Studies

Languages Spoken:

  • English

Available To:

  • Appear on radio or TV
  • Appear as a public speaker
  • Provide comment to media
  • Write articles
  • Discuss research with industry, government, and others


Dr. Angela Failler is Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies and Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory at the University of Winnipeg where she also directs the Centre for Research in Cultural Studies (CRiCS).

Her research is focused on how practices of culture and public memory are used to grapple with the “difficult knowledge” of historical traumas and injustices, including their ongoing/after effects. Her projects pay special attention to memorials, museums, commemorative artworks, community-based practices of remembrance, and government sponsored memory projects. She employs interdisciplinary, collaborative methodologies that draw on the expertise of scholars, educators, artists, curators, and other cultural practitioners.

She is the Principal Investigator of a long term study on public memory and the cultural afterlife of the 1985 Air India Bombings. She is also a founding member of Thinking Through the Museum and co-leads Museum Queeries, an interdisciplinary research project that prioritizes Two-Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, and queer (2S+LGBTTQ) contributions and interventions into museums and museum studies.

In 2012, Failler won the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence.

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