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Annette Henry

David Lam Chair in Multicultural Education and Professor, Education, Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia

Professor, Faculty of Education, teaches Race, Culture, Language, Gender in Education.


We especially welcome applications from visible minorities - Keynote by Professor Annette Henry

“We especially welcome applications from visible minorities”: Reflections on Race, Gender and Life at UBC Complicity and Complexity: Realities of Racism at UBC Conference 2016

Dr. Annette Henry talks about Race Literacies: Black Canadian Speaker Series

Canadian campuses suffer from a lack of racial inclusion

University Affairs, February 9, 2016Print


Last November I attended an event called “UBC students of colour in solidarity,” an afternoon of activities for racialized and indigenous students and their supporters. The goal of the gathering was to challenge what organizers perceive as systemic racism and anti-blackness on Canadian campuses while also showing solidarity with recent U.S. and worldwide movements, such as those characterized by the Twitter hashtags #blackoncampus, #studentblackout and #mizzou.

Canadian black scholars deserve more attention

University of British Columbia, November 10, 2015Online


Canada is a proudly multicultural nation. But Annette Henry, a UBC professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, says Canadian black scholars have been overlooked for far too long. As the organizer of Race Literacies, a UBC series of forums with Canadian black scholars, she says we all benefit from a diversity of voices and experiences...

Academic world lacks diversity: prof

24 Hours Vancouver, November 12, 2015Online


Annette Henry, professor of language and literacy education, said black scholars bring new and different ways of looking at things that aren’t part of the mainstream Canadian narrative. “There is a black Canadian intellectual tradition, but it hasn’t really had a sustainable place in any field that one could call ‘Canadian scholarship,’” she said. “The Canadian narrative does not include all groups.” Henry said when she started thinking about the literacy required for the 21st century, it became clear to her that the discussion of race was different in UBC, which isn’t a “phenomenon” unique to the school, but is prevalent across the country...

Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice
by Annette Henry
State University of New York Press

We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups': Reflections on race, gender and life at three universities

Published by Race Ethnicity and Education

2015 This autoethnographic account documents and analyses university life as a racialised woman who has worked in both Canadian and American universities. The theoretical framework draws from critical perspectives on race, black feminisms and narrative and ...


The problematics of multiculturalism in a post-racial America

Published by Precarious International Multicultural Education

2012 I am an Anti-multicultualist. I use the term unapologetically, and with intention. I borrow it from Sylvia Wynter, Professor Emerita of Black Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Studies at Stanford University. Wynter uttered this phrase in the introduction to ...


Race and gender in classrooms: Implications for teachers

Published by Multicultural education: Issues and perspectives

2010 This chapter examines race and gender as interlocking dimensions in the lives of students. Teachers often consider race and gender distinct and unrelated categories. Teachers who view race and gender as interconnected rather than as separate can increase their ...


'Nostalgia for what cannot be': an interpretive and social biography of Stuart Hall's early years in Jamaica and England, 1932–1959

Published by Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education

2015 Much has been written about Stuart Hall's intellectual and theoretical contributions especially after the mid-1960s. This interpretive and social biography places Stuart Hall's life from 1932 to 1959 in a socio-historical context, beginning with his childhood in Jamaica ...


'There's salt‐water in our blood': the 'Middle Passage'epistemology of two Black mothers regarding the spiritual education of their daughters

Published by International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education

2006 The author examines the discourses and practices of two Black women educators regarding the spiritual education of their daughters. Their daughters attended an independent African‐centered community school in a large Midwestern city. Semi‐structured interviews were ...



Annette Henry is a Professor in Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia. Her scholarship examines Black girls and schooling, Black women teachers’ practice in Canada, U.S and the Caribbean as well as race, language, gender and culture in socio-cultural contexts of teaching and learning. She has written extensively about diverse feminisms and conceptual and methodological research issues especially in culture-specific contexts. She is currently conducting a Life History study in the Black Community in Vancouver and an ethnography in an inner-city school in Jamaica with Dr. Loraine Cook at the University of West Indies. She has received several awards including the Jason Millman Promising Scholar Award, AERA Distinguished Contributions to Gender Equity Research Award (SAGE) and the AERA Scholar of the Year Award (Research Focus on Black Education).


American Educational Research Association | Professional

2008 Annette Henry has been honored with an award from the American Educational Research Association for her research and advocacy for social justice.

Additional Titles and Affiliations

Black Community in Vancouver


  • U.S. and the Caribbean
  • Socio-Cultural Contexts of Teaching and Learning
  • Race Gender and Culture
  • Feminism
  • Culture-Specific Research
  • Black Girls and Schooling
  • Black Women Teachers Practice in Canada