Black History - Black Futures logoProfessor Rosalind Hampton of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education will deliver a lecture entitled “Plotting Black Studies in Canada” on Friday, Feb. 4.

Friday lecture to explore role for Black studies in Canada

A lecture by Rosalind Hampton, assistant professor of Black studies in the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto, is the second in the Distinguished Speaker Series in Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Pedagogies, presented by the Office of the Vice-President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.

“Plotting Black Studies in Canada” will run on the Microsoft Teams platform at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 4. Attendance is free and open to the public; join the live event on MS Teams here.

Dr. Hampton’s areas of teaching and graduate student supervision include Black radical thought; arts and creative practice; Black women’s life writing; Black learners in Canada; and critical ethnographic and arts-informed methods of inquiry. Her 2020 book Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University examines racialized social relations in Canadian higher education through a study grounded in Black people’s experiences at McGill University since the late 1950s.

Her presentation Friday will examine the conditions through which Black studies has intervened in relation to the academy and might intervene in the neoliberal university of today.