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Black Studies Summer Seminar - Call for Applications

June 14-18, 2021

The Black Studies Summer Seminar is a one-weeklong research-intensive seminar engaged with various themes in or connected to Black studies hosted by the University of Toronto Scarborough and Queen’s University. Designed to produce generative and fruitful academic debates, we are focused on the professional development of Ph.D. candidates, Postdoctoral Fellows and pre-tenure faculty with lived experience of being racialized as Black.

The Black Studies Summer Seminar will work at the intersection of creative, academic and activist work, highlighting radical interdisciplinarity and centering collaboration, co-creation and experiential learning. 

Seminars, Workshops and Presentations will be led by Kristin Moriah, Denise Ferreira Da Silva, Katherine McKittrick, Andrea Davis, Charmaine Lurch, Sandra Brewster, Mark V. Campbell, Kevin Ormsby, Andrea Fatona, Karina Vernon, Anique Jordan, Cheryl Thompson, OmiSoore Dryden, Alexander G. Weheliye, Pamela Edmonds and others.

Application Process

Applicants are asked to complete the application by submitting 

  • a two-page research statement including how you envision this seminar to advance your scholarly work
  • the names of two references familiar with your work
  • an updated C.V.

Details on subsidies will be available at a later date. 

Please email all applications in a single PDF document to by March 1, 2021.

A collaborative partnership between University of Toronto and Queen's University

Department of English, Queen's University

Watson Hall
49 Bader Lane
Kingston ON K7L 3N6

Telephone (613) 533-2153


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74446 extension 74446


Telephone (613) 533-6000 ext. 74447 extension 74447

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