Affiliated Faculty

  • Jennifer Carter


    Jennifer Carter is Professeure of Nouvelles muséologies, patrimoines immatériels et objets culturels in the Département d’histoire de l’art at the Université du Québec à Montréal, where she teaches courses on the history and theory of museums. Prior to her appointment at UQÀM in 2011, Jennifer held the position of Assistant Professor in the Museum Studies program in the Faculty of Information at the University of Toronto since 2008.expand

    Jennifer conducts research in the areas of museology, representation, and architecture, and considers how these practices mediate, and are mediated by, the cultural institutions that frame them. A more recent research project takes up the emergent phenomenon of human rights museology. She has published essays in Museum Management and Curatorship (2012); National Museums: New studies from around the world (Routledge, 2011); La revue de l’Association québécoise d’interprétation du patrimoine (Montréal, 2010); and Chora Five: Invervals in the philosophy of architecture (McGill-Queen’s Press, 2007).
  • Angela Failler

    Angela Failler (PhD York University, MA Dalhousie University, BA University of Saskatchewan) is Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and former Chancellor’s Research Chair (2012-15) at the University of Winnipeg. 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.expand
    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 the multi-institutional partnership development project Thinking Through the Museum: Difficult Knowledge in Public. 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.  Image c/o Seaweed Rudy. 
  • Cynthia E. Milton

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    Cynthia E. Milton is Professor of Latin American History the Université de Montréal. Her interdisciplinary research studies TRCs and alternative modes of truth-telling, and artistic representations and cultural interventions in the constructions of historical narratives in the aftermath of state violence and in the era of human rights. Major honours include the Bolton Johnson Prize for the best book published in her field. She is presently the President of the College the Royal Society of Canada.

  • Monica Patterson


    Monica Eileen Patterson is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University in Ottawa. From 2012-2014 she was a Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at CEREV. She received her doctorate in Anthropology and History, and a certificate in Museum Studies, from the University of Michigan. She is currently pursuing two projects based on her field and archival research in southern Africa: expand

    a monograph examining contested constructions of childhood in late apartheid South Africa, from 1976 to the early 1990s when negotiations for the transition to democracy began; and an experimental exhibit that allows former and current South African children to reflect on their experiences of childhood and explore the meanings of the apartheid past and its present-day legacies. Patterson is coeditor of Anthrohistory: Unsettling Knowledge and Questioning Discipline andCurating Difficult Knowledge: Violent Pasts in Public PlacesShe has also published in volumes including Encyclopedia of South Africa (2011),The Art of Truth-Telling about Authoritarian Rule (2005), and Responsibility in Crisis: Knowledge Politics and Global Publics (2004). Monica is particularly interested in the intersections of memory, childhood, and violence in postcolonial Africa, and the ways in which they are represented and engaged in contemporary public spheres. Visit Monica Patterson’s page at