Speaker Dr. Andrea A. Davis: Teaching Black Studies in the Humanities

Professor Andrea A. Davis standing on staircase, smiling at camera.

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Virtual event


Dr. Andrea A. Davis, professor in the Department of Humanities at York University, will be a guest speaker at a special event for Black History Month.

In this lecture and Q&A, Dr. Davis considers what happens when we center Black people’s ideas about themselves and offers a model for engaging the histories of Black peoples in Canada that exceeds a simple anti-racism lens.

Dr. Davis established and coordinates the Black Canadian Studies Certificate at York University and is co-editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies. She is an award-winning teacher and author of Horizon, Sea, Sound: Caribbean and African Women’s Cultural Critiques of Nation (2022).

Hosted by President Philip Steenkamp and facilitated by Associate Director Human Rights and EDI Alejandro Campos-Garcia.