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Caitlin Gordon-Walker

Caitlin Gordon-Walker
Surrey Office: 
Fir 332

As an interdisciplinary scholar, my work draws together perspectives from anthropology, museology, political theory, history, sociology, geography, literature, and visual and material culture studies. My recent research explores how museums represent cultural identity and difference, examining in particular the implications of various representational practices for their effects on hegemonic and counter-hegemonic understandings of cultural identity and difference in relation to nationalism. My book Exhibiting Nation: Multicultural Nationalism (and Its Limits) in Canada’s Museums, examines these themes in the Canadian context. This research is part of my longer-term interest in the politics of museums and other forms of public cultural representation, both in Canada and elsewhere, in relation to nationalism, colonialism, and difference.

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