On January 24, 2020, members of Museum Queeries research team visited the Two-Spirit Archives, housed at the University of Winnipeg. This visit included a roundtable discussion led by Albert McLeod (Co-Director, Two-Spirited People of Manitoba), the main donor of the fonds/material of the collection. Click here to read timely “SnapThought” responses to exhibitions, galleries, and museum spaces from our research assistants and research team!
An interdisciplinary team of Research Assistants (RAs) presented their research at the 7th Annual Meeting of the Sexuality Studies Association/L’association des études de la sexualité. The meeting, which took place as a part of the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities in Vancouver, BC, from June 2-4, included these students on a panel titled “Museum Queeries: Thinking Through the Museum.”
Each student presented work evolving from their projects as research assistants supervised by UWinnipeg faculty members Dr. Angela Failler (Women’s and Gender Studies) and Dr. Heather Milne (English).
Chaired by Museum Queeries Research Associate Nicole Ritchie (York University), the panel featured:
- Disrupting the Archive: Sex Work, Displacement, and Development in Winnipeg, by Dallas Cant
- Collecting Experience in Idea Museums, by Claire Wright
- Archiving Trans History, by Jase Falk
- Queer Black Bodies and the Museum, by Thiané Diop
The conference was an excellent opportunity for these RAs to not only share their engaging projects with their peers, but also to attend and participate in other panels that were related to their work.
For more information on the Sexuality Studies Association’s Meeting, see their website.
For more information about these RAs, check out the Research Assistants page.