About Angela Failler

Dr. Angela Failler is an Associate Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies and the Canada Research Chair in Culture and Public Memory at the University of Winnipeg. She is also a Research Affiliate of the Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies, Lead Researcher of the Cultural Studies Research Group (CSRG), and instructor for the MA Program in Cultural Studies. Her current research is focused on public memory of the 1985 Air India bombings, which has cumulated in a co-edited work The Art of Public Mourning: Remembering Air India with Chandrima Chakraborty and Amber Dean, and an in-progress sole-authored book.

October 11, 2018 On June 23, 1985, 329 passengers were killed once a bomb detonated on Air India Flight 182 as it travelled from Montreal via Toronto to Delhi. The same day a second bomb detonated for another Air India flight that was scheduled to leave the Narita International Airport (Japan), killing 2 baggage carriers. This talk will discuss how the tragedy of the 1985 Air India bombings has taken form in Canadian public memory from 1985 to now.