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CELAC Fellow Tameka Samuels-Jones is one of York University Black Research Seed Grant winners

CELAC Fellow Tameka Samuels-Jones is one of York University Black Research Seed Grant winners

Six York researchers in five Faculties are the latest recipients of York University’s Black Research Seed Grants, totalling more than $150,000 in combined funding.   Created by the Office of the Vice-President Research & Innovation and the Office of the Vice-President Equity, People & Culture in 2022, the grants support Black scholars at York, particularly […]

CERLAC Fellow - Dr. Andrea Davis - Winner of the CALACS Best Book Award 2022 - Congratulations!

CERLAC Fellow - Dr. Andrea Davis - Winner of the CALACS Best Book Award 2022 - Congratulations!

About Dr. Andrea Davis Andrea A. Davis is Professor of Black Cultures of the Americas in the Department of Humanities at York University and co-editor of the Journal of Canadian Studies. A champion of Black Studies in the humanities and former Canadian Commonwealth scholar, her interdisciplinary research is rooted in an anti-racism feminist framework that […]

CERLAC Fellow Andil Gosine has been awarded a Beinecke Fellowship by the Clark Art Institute in the U.S. to pursue independent research building on his work around environmental art and justice.

CERLAC Fellow Andil Gosine has been awarded a Beinecke Fellowship by the Clark Art Institute in the U.S. to pursue independent research building on his work around environmental art and justice.

CLARK ART INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES RESEARCH AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM FELLOWSHIPS FOR 2024–2025  (Williamstown, Massachusetts)—The Clark Art Institute’s Research and Academic Program (RAP) announces the appointment of its 2024–2025 class of Fellows for summer 2024 and the upcoming academic year.  The Clark is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum […]

CERLAC Fellow Andil Gosine exhibit explores life, work of social justice advocate

CERLAC Fellow Andil Gosine exhibit explores life, work of social justice advocate

York University Professor Andil Gosine has curated a new exhibit called The Plural of He, exploring the life and work of the late Colin Robinson (1961-2021), a Trinidadian American poet and social justice advocate. It launches March 15 and will run until July 21 at the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art in New York City, the world’s only dedicated 2SLGBTQIA+ art museum. Gosine, […]

CERLAC Research Associate Sebastian Oreamuno helps with dance course

CERLAC Research Associate Sebastian Oreamuno helps with dance course

It’s likely that only a small percentage of Toronto residents could show you the steps to the cueca, the national dance of Chile that is performed at festivals and social gatherings, but a group of York University undergraduate students has swelled those ranks. Department of Dance students in Professor Bridget Cauthery’s Big Dance Small Space course […]

CERLAC Fellow Liisa North wrote and article about the anniversary of the invasion of Grenada

CERLAC Fellow Liisa North wrote and article about the anniversary of the invasion of Grenada

The Hill Times Remembering the invasion that time forgot Washington’s justifications for the Oct. 25, 1983, invasion of Grenada were a mix of gross exaggerations and outright lies. Opinion | BY KIRK ATKINSON, LIISA L. NORTHJanuary 29, 20 In the middle of the world’s multiple crises, it may be understood—although regrettable—why no Canadian news outlet […]

CERLAC Fellow Andrea Davis is recognized for pioneering Black studies in Canada

CERLAC Fellow Andrea Davis is recognized for pioneering Black studies in Canada

At its Fall 2023 Convocation ceremonies, British Columbia’s Royal Roads University awarded York University Professor Andrea Davis an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of her pioneering work bringing Black studies programming to Canadian academia. A professor in York’s Department of Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, Davis teaches courses in Black […]

CERLAC Fellow publishes a new article in The Conversation

CERLAC Fellow publishes a new article in The Conversation

Unpacking Elon Musk’s convoluted U.S.-Mexico border visit In late September, Elon Musk, the tech billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX, set the internet ablaze with his visit to the Texas-Mexico border to provide what he called an “unfiltered” perspective on the border crisis as thousands of migrants, mostly from Venezuela, crossed the Rio Grande River. In a […]

CERLAC Fellow new book considers Indigenous autonomy in Latin America

CERLAC Fellow new book considers Indigenous autonomy in Latin America

Miguel Gonzalez, an assistant professor in the Department of Social Science at York University, has co-edited Indigenous Territorial Autonomy and Self-Government in the Diverse Americas (University of Calgary Press, 2023), which explores Indigenous-inspired autonomous experiences and self-governments across three decades, from 1990 to 2020. The book offers country case studies examining autonomy and Indigenous self-government in nine Latin American […]