Professor Gertrude Mianda has been appointed the new director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University. Mianda’s appointment went into effect on July 1.
Mianda is an associate professor in the Gender and Women’s Studies program at Glendon Campus. She also served as the chair of the School of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at York University from 2011-15. Mianda has a PhD in sociology in gender and development from Université Laval in Quebec City.
The Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University is committed to the understanding of the history of slavery and its legacy. It also fosters inter- and multi-disciplinary approaches.