In 1997 Insomniac Press published Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada by Rinaldo Walcott. Black Like Who? explores cultural politics inside and beyond Canada, delineating how black communities navigate and creatively attend to unbelonging and diaspora. The book theorizes the work of a range of writers, filmmakers, cultural critics, poets, historical figures, and novelists, while also insisting that these black intellectuals open up alternative ways to imagine blackness. These alternative imaginings, in part, illuminate Walcott’s radical vision: to forge collaborative connections and engender uncomfortable conversations that refuse crude plantocratic democracies…to imagine black life as always already enunciating new forms of humanity.

These conversations will celebrate 20 years of Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada, while also centralizing Walcott’s fantastic (in the Richard Iton sense) oeuvre of writings on black studies, queer theory, diaspora studies.

Learn more about Rinaldo Walcott and his work


Event Schedule

After Origins

May 18

9:30-3:00pm

  1. coffee and pastries/Innis Café…
  2. introductions/Leslie Sanders, OmiSoore Dryden, and Huda Hussan...
  3. tough geographies/Kass Banning, Sarah Stefana Smith, Christina Sharpe, Christopher Smith, C. Riley Snorton, David Chariandy, Andrea Davis (chair)…
  4. lunch (on your own)…
  5. multiplicities of blackness/Cornel Grey… “On the Run: Mapping Black Canada(s)” Yaniya Lee…“Blackness in the Unfinished Conversation Exhibition at the Power Plant Gallery (2015)” Stephanie Latty…“Burying History While Digging it Up: Excavating the Ruins of Blackness in Toronto” Ola Mohammed… “Tuning in to ‘The Way We Groove’: Sounding Out Black Canada” with Carrianne Leung (chair)...
  6. appetizers/drink/Proof/220 Bloor Street West…

New Forms of Human Life

May 19

9:30am-5:00pm

  1. coffee and pastries/Innis Café…
  2. detours/Julia Blakey… “Diversity Practices and Race Management at Queen’s University” Sam Tecle… “Black Atlantic Assemblages: Creative Politics of Black Difference” Maya Stitski… “Hip Hop Pedagogies and the Politics of Schooling in Canada” Emmanuel Tabi… “#BLACKLIKEWE: Rapping and Spoken Word Poetry as Education and Activism” with Tanya Titchkosky (chair)...
  3. lunch (on your own)…
  4. grammar for black/Aaron Kamugisha, Hazel Carby, Dina Georgis, Marlon M. Bailey, Alexander G. Weheliye, Gamal Abdel-Shehid (chair)…
  5. drinks and snacks/Innis Café…
  6. black like who?/video mixed tape/Mark V. Campbell…
  7. black like.../Dionne Brand and Rinaldo Walcott...
  8. appetizers/drink/proof/220 Bloor Street West...

Participants

  1. Gamal Abdel-Shehid
  2. Marlon M. Bailey
  3. Julia Blakey
  4. Dionne Brand
  5. Kass Banning
  6. Mark V. Campbell
  7. Hazel V. Carby
  8. David Chariandy
  9. Andrea A. Davis
  10. OmiSoore H. Dryden
  11. Dina Georgis
  12. Cornel Grey
  13. Huda Hassan
  14. Aaron Kamugisha
  15. Stephanie Latty
  16. Yaniya Lee
  17. Carrianne Leung
  18. Katherine McKittrick
  19. Ola Mohammed
  20. Leslie Sanders
  21. Christina Sharpe
  22. Christopher Smith
  23. Sarah Stefana Smith
  24. C. Riley Snorton
  25. Maya Stitski
  26. Emmanuel Tabi
  27. Sam Tecle
  28. Tanya Titchkosky
  29. Alexander G. Weheliye

Gamal Abdel-Shehid is Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology and Health Science at York University where he teaches courses on sport and social inequality/justice as well as courses on the nature of mind and consciousness. He is also appointed to (and past Director) of the Graduate Programme in Social and Political Thought where he regularly teaches the Frantz Fanon Seminar. He is the author of two books: Who Da Man?: Black Masculinities and Sporting Cultures and (with Nathan Kalman-Lamb) Out of Left Field: Sport and Social Inequality.

Marlon M. Bailey is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies. Marlon’s book, Butch Queens Up in Pumps: Gender, Performance, and Ballroom Culture in Detroit, a performance ethnography of Ballroom culture (UM-Press, 2013), was awarded the Alan Bray Memorial Book Prize by the GL/Q Caucus of the Modern Language Association. Some of the journals in which Dr. Bailey has published are Feminist Studies, Souls, Gender, Place and Culture, The Journal of Gay and Lesbian Social Services, and AIDS and Patient Care. Dr. Bailey is currently conducting an ethnographic study of the impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic on Black gay subjectivity. Marlon’s essay, “Love and Money: Performing Black Queer Diasporic Desire in Cuban Hustle,” appears in Blacktino Queer Performance, co-edited by E. Patrick Johnson and H. Ramón Rivera-Servera. His essay, “Black Gay (Raw) Sex,” was just published in No Tea, No Shade: New Writings in Black Queer Studies, edited by E. Patrick Johnson. Marlon is also a theatre/performance artist and recently performed his one-man show in progress, “Exploring Black Queer Sex, Love, and Life in the Age of AIDS,” at Concordia University in Montréal, Canada.

Kass Banning teaches at the Cinema Studies Institute, University of Toronto. Her research and teaching focuses on screen alterity, to include minor cinemas and new media, ranging from indigenous to diasporic to queer. She has a long-standing interest in cross-cultural aesthetics, transnationalism, and theories of mobility and affect. She has published extensively in the areas of minor Canadian and Black diasporic cinemas and documentary media; she is a co-editor of an anthology on Canadian women’s cinema with University of Toronto Press, and a co-founder and co-editor of the journals CineAction and Borderlines. Co-organizing a University of Toronto symposium with Rinaldo Walcott on the work of featured guest John Akomfrah occasioned her most recent publication, “The Nine Muses:Recalibrating Migratory Aesthetics” (Black Camera). Her current research focuses on screen-based installation in the gallery.

Julia Blakey is a M.A. student in the Department of Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her thesis uses theories of race and education to look at the relationship between university diversity policies and institutional racism. Her writing has appeared in GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine. She is also an anti-oppression facilitator and sexual health educator for CANVAS Programs.

Dionne Brand is a renowned poet, novelist, and essayist. Her poetry has won the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Trillium Prize for Literature, the Pat Lowther Award for poetry and the Griffin Poetry Prize. Her ten volumes of poetry include Land to Light On, No Language Is Neutral, thirsty, Inventory, and Ossuaries. Brand, was poet laureate of the City of Toronto from 2009-12. Brand is also the author of five works of fiction. Her critically acclaimed novels include What We All Long For, winner of the Toronto Book Award, Love Enough, In Another Place, Not Here, and At the Full and Change of the Moon. Brand’s non-fiction works include Bread Out Of Stone and A Map to the Door of No Return. She is Professor in the School of English and Theatre Studies at University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Mark V. Campbell is Director of the FCAD Forum for Cultural Strategies and Adjunct Professor in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University as well as a former Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Regina’s Department of Fine Arts. Mark is a scholar, DJ and advocate of the arts, with more than a decade of radio experience. Mark’s writing and research can be found in various publications such as the Journal of Critical Studies in Improvisation, The CLR James Journal of Caribbean Philosophy, The Southern Journal of Canadian Studies, The Globe and Mail, and Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture and Society. Mark’s forthcoming books include B-Sides and Other Kinds of Humans and Hip Hop North of the 49th Parallel a collection of essays of which he is a co editor. He is the founder of the Northsidehiphop Archive and co-founder of the Nia Centre for the Arts, an organization he left in 2015 that is devoted to exploring the arts and culture of the African diaspora. In January 2016 Mark was appointed to the Ontario Arts Council Board of Directors.

Hazel V. Carby is Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of African American Studies, Professor of American Studies at Yale University and Director of the Initiative on Race Gender and Globalization (IRGG). Her books include Reconstructing Womanhood (OUP, 1987), Race Men (Harvard, 1998), and Cultures in Babylon (Verso, 1999). She is completing the manuscript Imperial Intimacies, an auto-history of the intimate imperial entanglements of the islands of Britain and Jamaica from the anti-Napoleonic war to the anti-fascist war. Her new work in progress is entitled Treason-Workers. Professor Carby teaches courses on the literature and art of the black Atlantic and the Caribbean, on the transnational imaginaries of contemporary fiction, and on science fiction in literature, visual culture and music. Hazel Carby is a dual citizen of the U.K. and the U.S.A.

David Chariandy is a fiction writer and critic who teaches in the department of English at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada. His first novel, entitled Soucouyant (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007), was nominated for several literary prizes and awards, including the Governor General’s Award, the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book of Canada and the Caribbean, and the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe. His second novel, entitled Brother (M&S/Penguin Random House, 2017), will be published this fall. Chariandy’s criticism has been published in Callaloo, Topia, The Journal of West Indian Literatures, The Global South, and Postcolonial Text, as well as in The Oxford Handbook of Canadian Literature and The Routledge Guide to Anglophone Caribbean Literature. He is the co-editor with Phanuel Antwi of the forthcoming special issue of Transition Magazine highlighting Black Canadian literature. His fiction with an accompanying interview is featured in Callaloo 30.3 (2007) and Transition 113 (2014).

Andrea A. Davis is Chair of the Department of Humanities at York University in Toronto and holds cross-appointments in the graduate programs in Interdisciplinary Studies, English, and Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. She teaches courses in literatures and cultures of the Americas and has published widely on black women’s fictional writing and constructions of gender and sexuality. Her research is particularly interested in the intersections of the literatures of the Caribbean, the United States and Canada, and her work encourages an intertextual cross-cultural dialogue about black women’s experiences in diaspora. She co-edited with Carl James the anthology, Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence (2012), which charts the political, economic, historical and cultural connections between Canada and Jamaica. She is currently working on a comparative study that theorizes the complex ways in which gender, place and voice intersect in black women’s discursive practices in Canada.

OmiSoore H. Dryden’s research explores how the history of racism and colonialism frame contemporary cultural understandings of blood, specifically, gender, sexuality, and raced identities. She utilizes a black queer diasporic analytic to interrogate the discourses out of which the meanings of blood (healthy and tainted) are produced and how these discourses shape the blood system in Canada. Dr. Dryden is the co-editor (with Dr. Suzanne Lenon) of the collection, Disrupting Queer Inclusion: Canadian Homonationalisms and the Politics of Belonging (UBC Press, 2015). Dryden is currently working on her forthcoming monograph, which explores Canadian blood donation and the queerness of blackness.

Dina Georgis is an Associate Professor at the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. Her work is situated in the fields of postcolonial and sexuality studies. She draws on psychoanalytic concepts to think through how expressive and political cultures are responses to the queer affective remains of the past. Her book, The Better Story: Queer Affects from the Middle East (SUNY, 2013) considers the emotional dynamics of political conflict, the stories and subjectivities they produce, and what it means to make an ethical relationship to conflict. She has also published essays on memory and the Lebanese civil war and separately on queer Arab ontologies. In collaboration with Dr. Sara Matthews (WLU) and artist duo Bambitchell (Toronto), she is presently working on a project supported by SSHRC Development Research Creation entitled “Surveillant Subjectivities: Youth Cultures, Art and Affect.” Georgis teaches in the areas of postcolonial theory, cultural studies, aesthetic expression and psychoanalysis, and queer studies.

Cornel Grey is an international PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. Cornel’s research is located within the field of black studies and queer studies, with a focus on black geographies. He is concerned with shades and textures of black diaspora in the Americas and is especially interested in political movements that insist upon black life amidst laws and policies that seek to erase black presence. Cornel has also pursued research that focuses on constructions of sexuality in the Caribbean and the experiences of black queer diasporic subjects. Of particular interest is the way in which these subjects negotiate the tensions between race, sexuality and citizenship in their attempts to create a sense of community.

Huda Hassan is a doctoral student in Women and Gender Studies at University of Toronto, under the supervision of Dr. Rinaldo Walcott. She holds a Master of Arts in Humanities from York University and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in African Studies, Philosophy, and Political Science from University of Toronto. Huda also works as a journalist and cultural commentator in Toronto. Exploring race, gender, identity and community, her work has appeared in The National Post and NOW Magazine, as well as CBC, CTV News, BuzzFeed, and more. As a public speaker, Huda has led workshops and conducted keynote speeches in various spaces, such as York University, Women’s Health Centre, OISE-University of Toronto. For her dissertation project Huda is interested in black masculinity, criminality, and mass-mediated inscriptions of Black and Muslim diasporas in Canadian mass media, particularly in the wake of Canadian media’s investigative reports on Rob Ford as an alleged user of crack-cocaine in 2013. Her research areas of interest include transnational feminism, critical race theory, black cultural studies, and post-colonialism.

Aaron Kamugisha is Senior Lecturer in Cultural Studies at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus. His current work is a study of coloniality, cultural citizenship and freedom in the contemporary Anglophone Caribbean, mediated through the social and political thought of C.L.R. James and Sylvia Wynter. He is the editor of five edited collections on Caribbean thought: Caribbean Political Thought: The Colonial State to Caribbean Internationalisms (2013), Caribbean Political Thought: Theories of the Post- Colonial State (2013), (with Yanique Hume) Caribbean Cultural Thought: From Plantation to Diaspora (2013) and Caribbean Popular Culture: Power, Politics and Performance (2016), and with Jane Gordon, Lewis Gordon and Neil Roberts Journeys in Caribbean Thought: The Paget Henry Reader (2016). He is currently the Book Reviews Editor and a member of the editorial working committee for the journal Social and Economic Studies, a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of West Indian Literature, and a member of the editorial collective of the journal Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism.

Stephanie Latty is a scholar, writer and educator. She is currently a doctoral student in the Department of Social Justice Education in the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. Stephanie’s research interests are interdisciplinary in scope but are grounded in Black feminisms, critical race theory, and afro-pessimism. Most recently, Stephanie’s work has been focused on gendered anti- Black state violence and visuality.

Yaniya Lee is an MA candidate in Gender Studies at Queen’s University. Her research draws on the work of Black Studies scholars to reconsider black art histories in Canada. She regularly curates and writes arts reviews, essays and exhibition texts. Her writing has appeared in C Magazine, Magenta, Adult, Fader and Motherboard. In 2016 she curated the program of videos Labour, Land and Body: Geographies of De/colonialism for Vtape’s Curatorial Incubator. Last fall, with members of the 4:3 Collective, she organized the MICE Symposium on Transformative Justice in the Arts. She is an Editorial Committee member of C Magazine and a founding collective member of MICE Magazine.

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto working under Dr. Rinaldo Walcott. Leung currently works at OCAD University. She is a co-editor along with Darryl Leroux and Lynn Caldwell of Critical Inquiries: A Reader in Studies of Canada. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her second book of fiction titled, That Time I Loved You will be released by Harper Collins Canada in winter 2018.

Katherine McKittrick took two courses with Rinaldo Walcott around 2002 and they were fantastic. His writings and friendship continue to inspire her. Katherine is Associate Professor at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. Her research is interdisciplinary and attends to the links between theories of race, liberation, anti-colonial thought, and creative texts. In addition to articles and essays, and an upcoming book called Dear Science and Other Stories, she authored Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle (Minnesota) and edited Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis (Duke). Katherine is also editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography and co-edits, with Simone Browne and Deb Cowen, the book series Errantries (Duke).

Ola Mohammed is a Ph.D. student in Social and Political Thought at York University in Toronto, Ontario Canada as well as the Co-Chair of the York University Black Graduate Students’ Collective. Her doctoral research examines the complications and slipperiness of the black diasporic sonic practices within Canada and thinks through popular music, particularly hip-hop music and R&B as sites where all of these things—nation, power, culture, history and identity—come together and allow us to consider the ear as a path into the processes of black diasporic invention and reinvention.

Leslie Sanders is University Professor in the Department of Humanities, York University. Her publications include The Development of Black Theater in America, two volumes of the performance works of Langston Hughes, and articles on Dionne Brand, Djanet Sears, Andrew Moodie, Austin Clarke. With Heather Smyth, she co-edited the recent MaComère (14: 1-2) issue on Dionne Brand. Webmaster of African Canadian Online, and author of the web based curriculum project African Canadian Literature, she has, for over twenty years, partnered with Rinaldo Walcott on many projects, and conferences. About twenty years ago she founded the Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada at York University, an aspirational rather than actual Centre, as is the project of Black Canadian Studies which Black Like Who? so decisively initiated.

Christina Sharpe is Professor at Tufts University in the Department of English and the Programs in Africana and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Her second book, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being, was published by Duke University Press in November 2016 and was named in the Guardian as one of the best books of 2016. Duke University Press also published her first book, Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects, in 2010. She is currently working on a critical introduction to the Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) and two monographs, Thinking Juxtapositionally and Refusing Necrotopia. She is the recipient of a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship and a Tufts University Deans’ Research Semester. She has recently contributed an essay (“Love is the Message”) to the book produced to accompany Arthur Jafa’s first solo exhibition Love is the Message, The Message is Death. She has also published essays recently in The Black Scholar, American Literary History, and The New Inquiry.

Christopher Smith is a doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Social Justice Education – OISE/ University of Toronto and a New College Senior Doctoral Fellow in Equity Studies - (2016/17). His current research interests are interdisciplinary but are mainly situated in the fields of Black Diaspora Cultural studies, Social & Cultural Geography, Queer, Feminist, and decolonial theories, with an emphasis on black expressive cultures and politics. His current project “Apprehending Black Queer Diasporas: Transnational Circuits and Emplacements” – examines circuits of political and cultural exchange that have shaped configurations of black queer community formation(s) in three global cities. By centering the phenomenon of Black Pride festivals as a counter narrative to homonormative discourses of citizenship, and the political practices that are enacted in pursuit of this goal, this project highlights the complexity of LGBT equality and human rights efforts in our current era. Most recent publications include “Gettin’ ‘Down’ with the ‘Below’: Visual AIDS 2016 and the Politics of ‘Archival Activism’ in the special issue “AIDS & Memory”, DRAIN: A Journal of Contemporary Art and Culture and a co- authored chapter on trans-inclusion in sports curriculum and practice with Dr. Heather Sykes (OISE/UofT) in Social Justice in Physical Education: Critical Reflections and Pedagogies for Change (Canadian Scholar’s Press, 2016).

Sarah Stefana Smith is a visual artist and scholar. She obtained her Ph.D. in Social Justice Education from the University of Toronto. She has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College and a BA in Sociology and Anthropology from Spelman College. Her research communicates between the fields of black art and culture, queer theory and affect studies, visuality and aesthetics. Sarah was a recipient of an Art and Change Grant from the Leeway Foundation, an Ontario Arts Council Grant, and the John Pavlis Fellowship as an artist in residence at the Vermont Studio Center. She most recently was the recipient of the Bremen International Student Fellowship at the University of Bremen in 2013. Her publications include “Composite Fields (2015) on ‘Nothingness’ and Mu” in Drain Journal and “Appetites: Destabilizing the Notion of Normalcy and Deviance Through the Work of Wangechi Mutu and Octavia Butler” published in Ruptures: Anti-colonial and Anti-Racist Feminist Theorizing. See also: www.sarastefansmith.com.

C. Riley Snorton is an Assistant Professor in Africana Studies and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Cornell University. He earned his PhD in Communication and Culture, with graduate certificates in Africana Studies and Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010. He is a recipient of a predoctoral fellowship at the W.E.B. DuBois Institute at Harvard University (2009), a Mellon postdoctoral fellowship at Pomona College (2010), and a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture (2015). Snorton’s research and teaching expertise include cultural theory, queer and transgender theory and history, Africana studies, performance studies, and popular culture. He has published articles in the Black Scholar, the International Journal of Communication, Hypatia: A Journal of Feminist Philosophy, Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, and Culture, and Society. Snorton’s first book, Nobody Is Supposed to Know: Black Sexuality on the Down Low (University of Minnesota Press, 2014), traces the emergence and circulation of the down low in news and popular culture. His second book, Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity is forthcoming with the University of Minnesota Press in November 2017. Snorton has also been listed as one of “Ten Transgender People You Should Know” by BET.

Maya Stitski is a PhD candidate in Cultural Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, under Dr. Katherine McKittrick’s supervision. She holds an MA from the London School of Economics in Gender and Social Policy and a BAHon from Queen’s University in Politics and Women’s Studies. Her current research program and forthcoming dissertation will explore the connections between hip hop pedagogies, knowledge production, and studies of race in Canada.

Emmanuel Tabi is a Ph.D candidate at OISE/University of Toronto. His work examines how race, gender and class dynamics intersect within Toronto’s urban arts centers and how they are performed through various forms of cultural production such as spoken word poetry and rapping. As a multi-instrumentalist, spoken word poet and an active contributor to Toronto’s urban arts communities, Emmanuel provides a unique vantage point as both researcher and artist. Emmanuel is in the midst of writing his dissertation entitled “I too know why the caged bird sings: Rapping and spoken word as activism and education,” which explores how Black male youth in Toronto use spoken word poetry and rapping as a form of both community organizing and education.

Sam Tecle is a PhD candidate in the Sociology Department at York University. His areas of focus include: Black and Diaspora Studies, Urban Studies, and Sociology of Education. His dissertation focuses on the experiences and perspectives relating to blackness and Black identification of East African Diasporas across the UK, Canada and the US to blackness and Black identification. Some recent publications include: “Antiblackness in Canada,” which appears in Canadian Dimension magazine, as well as a co-publication with David Austin titled, “Just Below The Threshold: A Conversation with David Austin on Black Leadership” in a forthcoming edited volume on African- Canadian Leadership. Sam is also Co-Chair of the York’s Black Graduate Students Collective (BGSC) at York, which works towards increased black faculty and better experiences of Black graduate students at York University.

Tanya Titchkosky, Professor, Social Justice Education, OISE U of T, is author of three books Disability…, Self…, and Society…, as well as Reading and Writing Disability Differently and, most recently, The Question of Access: Disability, Space, Meaning. She is also co- editor with Rod Michalko of Rethinking Normalcy: A Disability Studies Reader. Tanya works from the position that disability is an aspect of the human imagination and needs to be studied as a set of interpretive relations. Rinaldo Walcott’s work has influenced her sense of what “human imagination” might mean in theorizing our lives together. Tanya’s work is supported by a SSHRC grant, “Re-imaging the Appearance and Disappearance of Disability in the Academy.”

Alexander G. Weheliye is Professor of African American Studies at Northwestern University where he teaches black literature and culture, critical theory, social technologies, and popular culture. He is the author of Phonographies: Grooves in Sonic Afro-Modernity (2005) and Habeas Viscus: Racializing Assemblages, Biopolitics, and Black Feminist Theories of the Human (2014). Currently, he is working on two projects. The first, Feenin: R&B’s Technologies of Humanity, offers a critical history of the intimate relationship between R&B music and technology since the late 1970s. The second, Black Life/Schwarz-Sein, situates Blackness as an ungendered ontology of unbelonging. A selection of his writings can be found here.

Acknowledgements, Appreciations, and Organizers

Katherine McKittrick, Dionne Brand, Leslie Sanders, Yasmine Djerbal, Maya Stitski, Yaniya Lee, Julia Blakey, Sam Tecle, Kass Banning, Jalani Morgan, Simone Browne, Kasia Rukszto, Patricia Lee, Abdi Osman, Anjula Gogia, Henar Perales, SSHRC, Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto and Another Story Bookshop…

For more information contact Katherine McKittrick k.mckittrick@queensu.ca