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Black History Month experts

January 24, 2011

The fol­low­ing is a list of experts from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Toron­to who can speak to var­i­ous issues relat­ing to Black His­to­ry Month.

Law enforcement/criminal jus­tice
Edu­ca­tion, law, cul­ture
Cul­tur­al plu­ral­ism in the Arts

Charles C. Smith
Depart­ment of Human­i­ties, UTSC
Office: 416–287-7136
Home: 416–686-3039

African-Amer­i­can and Amer­i­can lit­er­a­ture, law, his­to­ry and cul­ture
His­tor­i­cal and cul­tur­al per­spec­tives on race & U.S. Pol­i­tics
U.S. civ­il war sesqui­cen­ten­ni­al

Jean­nine Marie DeLom­bard
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor; Act­ing Direc­tor; Affil­i­at­ed Fac­ul­ty
Depart­ment of Eng­lish
Cen­tre for the Study of the Unit­ed States
Book His­to­ry & Print Cul­ture
Office: 626–405-3313 ext. 4
Home: 626–325-3313
Cell: 416–809-8489

African lit­er­a­ture
Colo­nial dis­course the­o­ry

Uzoma Eson­wanne
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Eng­lish & Cen­tre for Com­par­a­tive Lit­er­a­ture
St. George
Office: 416–946-3917
Cell: 647–233-5335

African social and eco­nom­ic his­to­ry
Tan­zan­ian and East African his­to­ry
South Africa and African con­flicts

Stephen J. Rock­el
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of Humanities/History
Office: 416–287-7145
Cell: 416–462-1143
*NOTE: Email is best way to con­tact

His­to­ry of cur­rent pol­i­tics of the Caribbean (includ­ing Haiti)
His­to­ry and lega­cy of slav­ery and slave eman­ci­pa­tion
Black his­to­ry

Melanie New­ton
Asso­ciate Pro­fes­sor
Depart­ment of His­to­ry
Office: 416–978-4054
Cell: 647–234-5701

African-Cana­di­an history/literature
African/American/Canadian Poet­ry
Anti-racism ini­tia­tives
Canadian/American/African poet­ry

George Elliott Clarke
Depart­ment of Eng­lish
Phone: 416–946-3143
Fax: 416–406-5898
*NOTE: If unable to reach by phone please leave 1 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

African inter­na­tion­al rela­tions
Human­i­tar­i­an­ism and peace­mak­ing in Africa
African inter­na­tion­al polit­i­cal econ­o­my

Thomas Kwasi Tieku
African Stud­ies
New Col­lege
Office: 416–946-0283
*NOTE: Email is best way to con­tact

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