Media Releases

Black History Month

January 30, 2014

The following is a list of University of Toronto experts who can comment on a variety of issues related to Black History Month.

Multiculturalism and social integration
Post-war immigration in Canada, Germany, U.K., France
Randall Hansen
Canada Research Chair in Immigration and Governance
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-978-3291
*NOTE: Only available by email

Black history
Black and minority education
International development
Pan Africanism
George Jerry Sefa Dei
Professor and Chair
Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
Office: 416-978-0460
Home: 416-539-8551
Cell: 647-895-8551
Other languages: Twi

African social and economic history
Tanzanian and East African history
South Africa and African conflicts
Stephen J. Rockel
Associate Professor
Department of Humanities, UTSC
Office: 416-287-7145
Home: 416-462-1143

History of the role of religion in American black culture, society and politics
Arthur Sheps
Associate Professor
Trinity College and Scarborough, Department of History
Department and Centre for the Study of Religion

South African politics
Land claims in Africa
Politics of international development
Race and environment
Thembela Kepe
Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Program in International Development Studies
Office: 416-287-7281
Home: 416-284-4897

Development strategies: Africa
Failed states in the developing world
Globalization and international development
Politics in Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius
Social democracy in the global periphery
Richard Sandbrook
Department of Political Science
Munk Centre for International Studies
Office: 416-946-8936
Home: 416-967-1265

African-American and American literature, law, history and culture (especially before 1900)
Jeannine Marie DeLombard
Associate Professor
Department of English
Affiliated Faculty, Centre for the Study of the United States
Affiliated Faculty, Book History and Print Culture
Home: 416-203-2266
Cell: 416-809-8489
*NOTE: Best to email with follow-up call to cell

African literature
Colonial discourse theory
Postcolonial literature
Literary theory
Uzoma Esonwanne
Associate Professor
Department of English and Centre for Comparative Literature
Office: 416-946-3917
Home: 416-780-0479
Cell: 647-233-5335
Other Languages: Igbo

Haitian literature
Migrant literature
Corine Beauquis
Department of Humanities
Department of French
Home: 416-686-5257
Cell: 647-389-5257
Other languages: French
NOTE: Preference for French media outlets

African-Canadian history/literature
African/American/Canadian poetry
Canadian/American/African poetry
Anti-racism initiatives
George Elliott Clarke
Department of English
Phone: 416-946-3143
Fax: 416-978-2838
*NOTE: If unable to reach by phone please leave one page fax

African politics (West Africa, Nigeria and Ivory Coast)
Dr. Ruth Marshall
Assistant Professor
Department and Centre for the Study of Religion
Department of Political Science
Office: 416-978-0241
Cell: 416-839-9295

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