About Professor Davis
Dr. Andrea A. Davis is an associate professor in Black Cultures of the Americas in the Department of Humanities at York University where she founded the Black Canadian Studies Certificate. She is currently Special Advisor on the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies’ Anti-Black Racism Strategies. She holds cross-appointments in the graduate programs in English; Interdisciplinary Studies; and Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. Her research focuses on the literary productions of Black women in the Americas.
She 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 has published widely in journals such as Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice; Canadian Woman Studies; Caribbean Review of Gender Studies; Journal of Canadian Studies; Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean; and Topia: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. She is the author of the forthcoming book Horizon, Sea, Sound: A Cultural Critique of the Nation (Northwestern UP).
About Professor Wright
Handel Kashope Wright is a Professor and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, UBC. He is co-editor of the University of Toronto book series African and Diasporic Cultural Studies, board member of several journals including Critical Arts, the European Journal of Cultural Studies and the Canadian Journal of Education and has published widely on Africana cultural studies, critical multiculturalism, anti-racism, curriculum theorizing and qualitative research, including the monograph A Prescience of African Cultural Studies (Peter Lang, 2004) and the co-edited books Transnationalism and Cultural Studies (Routledge, 2012), Precarious International Multicultural Education (Sense, 2012) and The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent and Beyond (University of Toronto, 2014).
His community work includes membership on the Mayor of Vancouver’s Advisory Committee on Black History Month and the City of Vancouver’s External Advisory Committee on Equity and Diversity. Prof. Wright’s forthcoming publications include two co-edited books on Black British Columbia (Fernwood) and The Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy (University of Toronto Press, 2021).