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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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