Meet the Committee

Sophie Daschuk (she/her) is a fourth year Bachelor of Arts student at the University of Regina. She is majoring in Anthropology and minoring in Justice Studies.

Sherry Farrell Racette is an interdisciplinary scholar with an active arts and curatorial practice. She has done extensive work in archives and museum collections with an emphasis on retrieving women’s voices and recovering knowledge. Primarily a painter and textile artist, Farrell Racette is also an illustrator and has collaborated with noted authors Maria Campbell, Ruby Slipperjack, Freda Ahenakew and Wilfred Burton. Beadwork has become increasingly important in her artistic practice, pedagogy, and curation.

Currently teaching in the Faculty of Media, Art and Performance (art history), she was previously cross-appointed to the Departments of Native Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at the University of Manitoba, and the Department of Art History at Concordia University, Montreal. In 2016 Farrell Racette was the Distinguished Visiting Indigenous Faculty Fellow, at the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto and Visiting Resident Scholar at Massey College. In 2021 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the University Art Association of Canada (UAAC-AAUC). She is a member of Timiskaming First Nation in Quebec.

Michelle L. Folk (she/her/hers) received her PhD in religious studies from Concordia University. As a member of the department of gender, religion, and critical studies, she teaches in South Asian religion and culture at Campion and Luther Colleges at the University of Regina.

Alex King (she/ her) (Chair) is the Curator/Preparator for the University of Regina President’s Art Collection, previously working in curatorial roles in Saskatchewan (Treaty 4) and Winnipeg (Treaty 1). She holds an MA in International Museum Studies from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a BA in Visual Culture from the University of Brighton, UK.

Crystal Mowry is the Director of Programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Alex Oehler (he/him) is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Regina, with research interests in the Circumpolar North, including Arctic Canada and Siberia. He teaches undergraduate museum ethnography and holds a PhD in Social Anthropology form the University of Aberdeen, UK and an Interdisciplinary MA in Anthropology and First Nations Studies from the University of Northern British Columbia, Canada.