June 13, 2022
Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy is a new book edited by Drs. Awad Ibrahim, Tamari Kitossa, Malinda Smith and Handel Kashope Wright, released in February 2022. It contains essays which focus on Black life in academia and offer new historical, social and cultural insights into what it means to be a Black academic.
Contributors to the book shift from margin to centre of the story, and explore two themes: expanding the construction of Blackness to allow for nuance and depth in experience of what it means to be Black in the academy; and challenging the dominant idea of Blackness in the white colonial imagination, particularly anti-Black tropes and the dehumanization of Blackness.
Nuances of Blackness in the Canadian Academy is essential reading for all those in academia seeking to understand the experience of Blackness in the academy, and is available through the University of Toronto Press.