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Yayo Vuni

Yayo Vuni

I completed my bachelor’s degree at Acadia University where I graduated with honours, double majoring in Sociology and Political Science. My honours thesis focused on the ‘’Impact of South Sudanese Cultural Marriage Practices on Women's Pursuit of Post-Secondary Education in Canada.” My research interest includes social justice in education and the contribution of African women […]

Lorne Foster

Lorne Foster

Lorne Foster is Professor, School of Public Policy & Administration (SPPA). He holds the York Research Chair in Black Canadian Studies & Human Rights (Tier 1). As the Director of the Institute for Social Research (ISR), Dr. Foster oversees the leading university-based survey research centre in Canada. He is past Academic Director, of the York Statistics Canada Research Data […]

Annie Bunting

Annie Bunting

Dr Annie Bunting is Professor of Law & Society at York University. Her research expertise includes socio-legal studies of marriage and childhoods, feminist international law, and culture, religion and law. Since 2010, she has directed an international research collaboration (SSHRC-funded Partnership) called Conjugal Slavery in War: Partnership for the study of enslavement, marriage and masculinities […]

Sylvia Bawa

Sylvia Bawa

Dr Sylvia Bawa is a global sociologist and tenured Associate Professor of Sociology at York University in Canada with expertise in human rights, development, gender and globalization. With immense experience working with international and local organizations and groups on development, social justice and human rights issues, her expertise in these areas have been recognized through […]

Sharon Henry

Sharon Henry

Sharon Henry is a graduate student in the Department of Sociology at York University.Sharon is a long-standing graduate member of Race Inclusion and Supportive Environments (RISE); an executive graduate caucus member of the Harriet Tubman Institute (HTI); a graduate representative at Center for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC); a graduate representative on […]

Beauty Umana

Beauty Umana

Beauty is an interdisciplinary scholar in sociolinguistics and health policy and equity passionate about mobility and social justice. Her sociolinguistic work has allowed her conduct research on language, migration, and social change. Her work focuses on Nigerian immigrants in Cape Town, drawing on their everyday lived experiences as immigrants to examine their social positioning as […]

Omosalewa O. Olawoye

Omosalewa O. Olawoye

Salewa is an Assistant Professor in the Business and Society Program of the Department of Social Science at York University. She is the current Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas at York University, Canada. She has a PhD in Economics and Social Science Consortium (University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2016). Her research focuses on heterodox approaches to […]

Ola Mohammed

Ola Mohammed

Ola Mohammed is an Assistant Professor of Black Popular Culture in the Humanities Department at York University. Her research is in the areas of Black Studies, Black Popular Music, Sound Studies and Diaspora Studies. She specializes in interdisciplinary research exploring Black cultural production, Black social life and Black being as sites of possibility.

Nathanael Ojong

Nathanael Ojong

Dr Ojong is Assistant Professor of International Development Studies and Deputy Director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas at York University. He is a Dr. Ojong is Assistant Professor of International Development Studies. He is Associate Editor of the journal Sustainable Development, Associate Editor of Energy Exploration & Exploitation, […]

Agnès Berthelot-Raffard

Agnès Berthelot-Raffard

Dr. Agnès Berthelot-Raffard is an Assistant Professor in the Critical Disability Studies graduate program in the School of Health Policy and Management at York University.Her works focus on Black Health Studies/Black Disability Studies. She analyses the impact of racism and racialization on all dimensions of health and well-being. She also tries to examine the consequences of epistemic […]