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Dr. Angela Failler

Associate Professor
University of Winnipeg
Participates in 1 Session
Angela Failler is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies at the University of Winnipeg (UW). She is Lead Researcher of UW’s Cultural Studies Research Group. She also teaches and supervises for the MA Program in Cultural Studies and is a Research Affiliate with the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies. Her major research program is focused on culture and public memory. She is also interested in phenomena at the intersection of culture, embodiment, and psychical life and has published writings on anorexia and self-harm in this vein. In addition, she directs a multi-institutional partnership development project on difficult knowledge in museum contexts. Dr. Failler serves on the Editorial Board of the international journal Review of Education, Pedagogy and Cultural Studies. She teaches in the areas of feminist theory, cultural studies, queer theory, and embodiment and subjectivity. In 2012 she won the Clifford J. Robson Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Winnipeg.

Sessions in which Dr. Angela Failler participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
13:30 - 15:00 | 1 hour 30 minutes
Heritage Changes RightsMuseumsPublic event

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights opened to the public in September 2014. Yet this "first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights," met serious criticism from a variety of stakeholders before it even opened its doors. These stakeholders included Indigenous and Ukrainian communities, anti-poverty activists, feminists, gay rights activists, and disability advocates who questioned some of the museum's key curatorial choices in framing issues of righ...