February is Black History Month and Carleton experts are available to comment.

Aboubakar Sanogo
Assistant Professor, Film Studies

Phone:  613-520-2600, ext. 2346
Email:    Aboubakar.Sanogo@carleton.ca

Sanogo is the founder of the African Film Festival of Ottawa and is available to discuss the 2019 festival, which takes place from Feb. 9 to Feb. 16.

Sanogo’s research interests include African and Afro-diasporic cinemas, documentary film theory, history and form, transnational and world cinemas, film preservation and restoration, colonial cinema, early and silent cinema, and film festival studies. Sanogo has curated film programs for the Toronto International Film Festival Cinematheque, the Pan-African Film Festival of Ouagadougou, the Il Cinema Ritrovato Film Festival in Bologna, Italy and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Sanogo is currently working on the African Film Heritage Project – a partnership between the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers, Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – which seeks to preserve and restore 50 African films of historical, cultural and artistic significance.

Daniel McNeil

Associate Professor, History

Phone: 613-520-2600, ext. 2835
Email: Daniel.McNeil@carleton.ca

McNeil’s research demonstrates the suggestive, provocative and explorative work of diasporic and dissident subjects who are in, but not always of, the global North. He contributes to collections that unsettle dominant narratives of Canadian history and culture, African American arts, activism and aesthetics, and Francophone immigration discourse in Europe and North America.

McNeil is the award-winning author of Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs, the first volume in Routledge’s series on the African and black diaspora. His recent contributions to the study of the ethics and aesthetics of the black Atlantic have been published in Film Criticism in the Digital Age, American Shame: Stigma and the Body Politic and Slavery, Memory, Citizenship.

McNeil previously served as the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University, and taught Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Hull and Newcastle University.

Warren Clarke
PhD student, Sociology

Phone: 873-353-1493
Email: warrenclarke@cmail.carleton.ca

Clarke’s research interests include youth cultures; social citizenship; neoliberalism and gentrification; race and ethnicity; anti-colonialism; and masculinity. Clarke’s current research is focused on how first and second generation young Canadian African and Caribbean black (ACB) men experience youth employment training programs in Ontario and Quebec.

As a way to bring awareness to the stigmatization and social barriers faced by ACB young men, Clarke has curated and facilitated a community event series called Barber Shop Talk. This event dedicates itself to disrupting misconceptions about black masculinity, creating a space for conversation, expression and the generation of solutions for some of the significant stressors that Canadian black men and boys face. There is a need for Canadian community members to come together to build and support the links in the chain with the goal of encouraging positive social outcomes for black men and boys.

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