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Tubman Talks

The HTI offers an intellectual space that fosters debate among all York scholars whose research interest focuses on the history and contemporary experience of Africans and people of African descent in Canada and globally. It gives individual researchers as well as research teams a platform for exchange. Therefore, the Institute is an intellectual space that offers an opportunity for individual scholars to critically strengthen their own research by presenting it to others in the spirit of engaging in debate. The Tubman talk series serve the above purpose.

Tii Nchofoung will be presenting his research as a Visiting Scholar at the Harriet Tubman Institute.

Tii Nchofoung holds a Master’s of Science in Mathematical Economics from the University of Dschang, Cameroon. He also holds a Diploma in Administration from the National School of Administration and Magistracy (ENAM), Cameroon. He works as an Administrator with the Ministry of Trade, Cameroon, at the same time, a doctoral candidate in Economics at the University of Dschang. He is also a visiting scholar with the Association of Promoting Women in Research and Development (ASPROWADA), Cameroon. His research works have been published in international peer-reviewed journals among others: Resources PolicyInternational Economic JournalForeign Trade ReviewTelecommunications Policy, and International Economics, just to name a few. His research interests are in the fields of international economics, inclusive and sustainable development.

Tka Pinnock is a Research Associate at the Harriet Tubman Institute. She will be presenting her MITACS fellowship research which focused on the needs of Black PSE students.

Tka C. Pinnock is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics at York University. Her research interests lie at the intersection of feminist political economy, political ecology, globalization and critical development studies where she explores the everyday politics of life work. Her dissertation project explores the constructions of indigeneity among African-descended marginalized workers as a political-economic response to the conditions of economic development, using the tourism sector in Jamaica as a case study. Pinnock’s community work also gives rise to an interest in diaspora studies and community-based research.

Ruth Murabadoro is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Harriet Tubman Institute. She will be presenting her research on Gender justice and narratives of violence by women in post-colonial Zimbabwe.

Ruth Murambadoro is an African scholar who works on women, transitional justice, gender justice, peacebuilding and politics of the Global South. She invests her research time curating women’s stories and amplifying African voices in peace education and scholarship. Ruth has conducted ethnographic field research in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique and Ghana, where she explored African mechanisms of resolving conflicts and their efficacy in meeting the justice needs of communities living on the margins. She is eager to connect with other scholars who take seriously issues of justice and redressing histories of African persons through knowledge production.

This Tubman Talk will be held in the Resource Centre at 314 York Lanes.

Timothy Walker is a professor of history at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He will be presenting On his new book, Sailing to Freedom:  Maritime Dimensions of the Underground Railroad (UMASS Press, 2021).

Elvis Dze Achuo will present his research as a Visiting Scholar with the Harriet Tubman Institute.

Elvis Dze Achuo is a Cameroonian and holder of a PhD in Mathematical Economics from the University of Dschang, Cameroon. He currently serves in the Ministry of Secondary Education, Cameroon. His research interests are in the domains of Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Resource Economics and Macroeconomics. He is a sustainable development enthusiast, passionate about environmental issues. His research output in these domains has featured in reputable international peer reviewed journals.