"Standing firm on uneven ground: A letter to Black women on academic leadership" in African Canadian Leadership. Continuity, Transition and Transformation
Challenging the myth of African Canadian leadership "in crisis," this book opens a broad vista of inquiry into the many and dynamic ways leadership practices occur in Black Canadian communities. Exploring topics including Black women’s contributions to African Canadian communities, the Black Lives Matter movement, Black LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS advocacy, motherhood and grieving, mentoring, and anti-racism, contributors appraise the complex history and contemporary reality of blackness and leadership in Canada.
With Canada as a complex site of Black diasporas, contributors offer an account of multiple forms of leadership and suggest that through surveillance and disruption, practices of self-determined Black leadership are incompatible with, and threatening to, White "structures" of power in Canada. As a whole, African Canadian Leadership offers perspectives that are complex, non-aligned, and in critical conversation about class, gender, sexuality, and the politics of African Canadian communities.
Annette Henry is a Professor in the University of British Columbia’s Department of Language and Literacy Education. Her teaching and research include antiracist and anti-colonial pedagogies; Black feminist pedagogies; Teaching Caribbean students; teacher education; and critical oral histories.
Other publications from this author include:
- "Killing us softly with questions" in The Nuances of Blackness (2020)
- "What folks don't get: How race, class and gender matter" in Colour Matters (2020)
- "'We especially welcome applications from visible minorities': Reflections on race, gender and life at three universities" in Race, Ethnicity and Education, 18 (5), 589–610 (2019)
- "Diasporic reasoning, affect, memory and cultural politics: An interview with Avtar Brah" in Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 36 (2), 243–263. (2015)
- "Reflection: Groundings – A framework for educational inquiry" in Afrocentric practice and education for human freedom: The through the years I keep on toiling: The selected works of Joyce E. King, 19–21 (2015)
- Critical Youth Studies Reader (2014)
- Taking Back Control: African Canadian Women Teachers' Lives and Practice (1998)