Part of Race Literacies – as series of events featuring renowned Black Canadian Scholars
Liu Institute for Global Issues
Tuesday, January 26, 2:00 PM
Rinaldo Walcott is an Associate Professor and Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. He is a member of the Department of Social Justice Education at OISE, as well as the Graduate Program in Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto. His teaching and research is in the area of black diaspora cultural studies and postcolonial studies with an emphasis on questions of sexuality, gender, nation, citizenship and multiculturalism. From 2002-2007 Rinaldo held the Canada Research Chair of Social Justice and Cultural Studies where his research was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Innovation Trust.
Rinaldo Walcott is the author of Black Like Who: Writing Black Canada (Insonmiac Press, 1997 with a second revised edition in 2003); he is also the editor of Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism (Insomniac, 2000). As well Rinaldo is the Co-editor with Roy Moodley of Counselling Across and Beyond Cultures: Exploring the Work of Clemment Vontress in Clinical Practice (University of Toronto Press, 2010).
Currently, Rinaldo is completing Black Diaspora Faggotry: Readings Frames Limits, which is under-contract to Duke University Press. Additionally Rinaldo is co-editing with Dina Georgis and Katherine McKittrick No Language Is Neutral: Essays on Dionne Brand (forthcoming). Additionally, Rinaldo is completing The Long Emancipation: Moving Towards (Black) Freedom, An Essay. As an interdisciplinary black studies scholar Rinaldo has published in a wide range of venues. His articles have appeared in journals and books, as well as popular venues like newspapers and magazines, as well as other kinds of media.
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