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

Aboubakar Sanogo
Assistant Professor, Film Studies

613-520-2600, ext. 2346

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

Email: Daniel.McNeil@carleton.ca

McNeil has extensive experience nurturing interdisciplinary communities, fostering innovations in pedagogy and leading public outreach work.

McNeil’s two current research projects explore the intersection of environmental humanities and critical race studies. The first project addresses stereotypes that attempt to reduce and fix refugees, migrants and racialized minorities to a few essential characteristics. It draws on historically informed and forward-looking approaches to the arts, humanities, social sciences and public affairs that ask critical questions about the use of the term ‘climate refugees’ in our contemporary culture. The second project demonstrates the power of history in generating critical questions about the environmental metaphors of ‘floods,’ ‘swamping’ and the ‘winds of change’ that have framed and oversimplified discussions of immigration in Canada.

McNeil was 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, Mapping the experiences and struggles of un(der)employed Afro-Caribbean “Black” (ACB) young men in Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, focuses on understanding the social experiences of English-and French-speaking ACB young men who utilize youth employment training programs. The study aims to understand how race and gender biases are considered among co-ordinators, employers and funders who work, directly or indirectly, with young ACB men who are seeking employment through these programs.

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. More information about Clarke can be found here.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in
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