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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