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Dr. Afua Cooper

Associate Professor; James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, Dalhousie University

Social justice and inequality, African diaspora, Body and embodiment, Critical race theory, Decolonizing studies and methodologies, Gender, Slavery, abolition and freedom, Africa, Black Canada

Media

Incoming Poet Laureate Dr. Afua Cooper

Incoming 2018-2020 Poet Laureate Dr. Afua Cooper presents her poem "Negro Cemeteries" at Halifax Hall on April 24, 2018

What'll it take to see someone other than an old white man running this province?

New StatsCan data ‘indispensable’ for understanding systemic anti-Black racism, says professor

Dalhousie panel uncovers links between university and slave trade

Why the Black struggle in Canada has all but been erased. Two historians explain our blind spot

PAINTING COMMEMORATING MIGRATION OF BLACK REFUGEES TO NOVA SCOTIA ON SPECIAL LOAN FROM ARMY MUSEUM

Biography

Afua Cooper is the James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies. Her research interests are African Canadian studies, with specific regard to the period of enslavement and emancipation in 18th and 19th century Canada and the Black Atlantic; African-Nova Scotian history; political consciousness; community building and culture; slavery’s aftermath; Black youth studies.

Expertise

  • Social justice and inequality
  • African diaspora
  • Body and embodiment
  • Critical race theory
  • Decolonizing studies and methodologies
  • Gender
  • Slavery, abolition and freedom
  • Africa
  • Black Canada

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