Experts Available: Black History Month

February is Black History Month and Carleton experts are available to discuss related topics.

Kamari Clarke
Professor, Global and International Studies

Emailkamari.clarke@carleton.ca
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 4170

Clarke’s research spans issues related to the rise of the rule of law movement; international courts and tribunals; the export, spread and re-contextualization of international norms; secularism and religious transnationalism; United Nations and African Union treaty negotiations; and Africa’s insertion into international law circuits. By exploring the increasing judicialization of politics in international criminal law circuits, her work explores the implications for rethinking culture, power, and justice in the contemporary period. She has conducted field studies in Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, the southern United States, and has worked on institutional studies of the International Criminal Court and the African Union. Clarke has served as an expert adviser to the African Union.

Pius Adesanmi
Professor, Department of English Language and Literature and Director, Institute of African Studies

EmailPius.Adesanmi@carleton.ca  and piusadesanmi@gmail.com
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2422

Adesanmi has a broad range of research and writing interests, from recent trends in theoretical approaches to African and post-colonial literatures to new political and cultural worlds in Africa and the black diaspora. His scholarship overlaps with an active career as an African public intellectual interested in issues such as the role of culture in shaping citizenship, subjectivity, human rights, identity, and the environment in ex-colonial societies affected by globalization.

Recently, he has been studying the social media revolution in Africa and the post-colonial world. He has been exploring how social media affects literature and culture.

Daniel McNeil
Associate Professor, Department of History and Migration and Diaspora Studies

Email: daniel.mcneil@carleton.ca
Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2835

McNeil’s research examines the cultural and intellectual history of the transatlantic world post-1865. His recent publications include chapters in Film Criticism in the Digital Age, American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic and Slavery, Memory, Citizenship. He is also the author of Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs. He is regularly invited to share his research about media, culture and society with academic, governmental and non-governmental organizations around the world.

He has previously held the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Professorship in African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University, and taught Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Hull and Newcastle University.

Amina Mire
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

Email:   amina.mire@carleton.ca

Mire’s areas of research interest include women and health; racialization and bio-medicalization of women’s bodies and skin; anti-aging; women, science and technology; political thought; sociology of gender; sociology of knowledge; gender and the cinema; as well as anti-racist and anti-colonial research.

Mire’s current research projects include examining the social, ethical, political and pedagogical implications of anti-aging discourse and practice; investigating the extent to which the female body continues to be a contested site of social investment and regulation; and a project examining changing skin-whitening technologies by tracing their emergence from colonial encounters, in which white skin was accorded social and cultural capital, toward the contemporary global marketing of biotechnology products that promise smooth, brightened and youthful-looking skin to affluent women.

 

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