Rinaldo Walcott

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Rinaldo Walcott is an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, the Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute, and a member of the Graduate Program in Cinema Studies at University of Toronto. From 2002-2007 Rinaldo held the Canada Research Chair of Social Justice and Cultural Studies, research that was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust. From January 2010 to June 2010 Rinaldo was Senior Research Fellow at the Warfield Center for African American Studies and the Department of African Diaspora and African Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.

Rinaldo Walcott is the author of Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada (Insomniac Press, 1997 with a second revised edition in 2003) and Queer Returns: Essays On Multiculturalism, Diaspora and Black Studies (Insomniac Press, 2016); he is also the editor of Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (Insomniac Press, 2000). He is also the co-editor with Roy Moodley of Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures: Exploring the Work of Clemment Vontress in Clinical Practice (University of Toronto Press, 2010). Additionally Rinaldo is co-editor with Dina Georgis and Katherine McKittrick of No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand a special issue of Topia: The Journal of Canadian Cultural Studies. Rinaldo is currently preparing two monographs for Duke University Press: Black Diaspora Faggotry: Readings Frames Limits and The Long Emancipation. In addition to appearances on radio and television, his work appears in multiple journals and books, as well as newspapers and magazines. In 2017 Rinaldo was the recipient of the African Canadian Achievement Award for Excellence in Education.


Black Like Who

Queer Returns


Counseling Across and Beyond Cultures

No Language is Neutral

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