About Professor Stewart
Anthony Stewart is John P. Crozer Chair of English Literature at Bucknell University. He is the author of George Orwell, Doubleness, and the Value of Decency (Routledge, 2003), You Must Be a Basketball Player: Rethinking Integration in the University (Fernwood, 2009), and Visitor: My Life in Canada (Fernwood, 2014). His latest book, Approximate Gestures: The Meaning of the Between in the Fiction of Percival Everett was published this spring by Louisiana State University Press. In 2016, he co-edited Post-Racial America? An Interdisciplinary Study, with Vincent Stephens, and in 2018, he co-edited (with Joe Weixlmann) a special issue of African American Review, on the work of Percival Everett. He is in the earliest stages of his next project, which will be a critical reflection on notions of home, as represented in the work of several African-descended writers, some of whom are American and some of whom are not, who write about ideas of home, whether that be the United States or elsewhere.
Professor Stewart did his undergraduate work at the University of Guelph, MA and PhD at Queen’s, and held his first academic position at Dalhousie (1996 – 2013). He moved to Bucknell University in 2013.
Binta Sesay, Student (Year 3), International Relations, UBC Okanagan; Equity and Inclusion Assistant, Equity and Inclusion Office, UBC Okanagan
Binta spent the last academic year as an executive member of the African Caribbean Student Club. Binta passionately advocates for women’s rights and the awareness of Black students’ experience on campus amongst others. Her goal is to make the campus a more diverse, inclusive and equitable environment for all marginalized groups.
Hussein Keshani, Associate Professor, Faculty of Critical and Creative Studies, UBC Okanagan
Hussein is an Associate Professor in Art History and Visual Culture at UBCO. As a specialist in South Asia and the Islamic World, his research and teaching interests include challenging Eurocentrism in the study of contemporary and historical arts, as well as the digital humanities.