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New Black Studies Scholars Named

Queen's University has welcomed seven new faculty members to the black studies program, including Dr. Juliane Okot Bitek, who is also cross appointed in the Department of English and Gender Studies.

This semester, Juliane is teaching Creative Writing 393: Intermediate Prose Writing  in the English department this term. 

More about Juliane: Juliane is a poet-scholar whose 100 Days, a collection of poetry on how to remember the 1994 Rwanda Genocide, won the 2017 Glenna Luschie Prize for African Poetry and the 2017 INDIEFAB Book of the Year (Poetry) award. It was also nominated for several writing prizes. Juliane's most recent writings include: “What Choices between Nightmares: Intersecting Local, Global and Intimate Stories of Pain in Peacebuilding” Peacebuilding and the Arts (Palgrave/MacMillan, 2020); “Conversations at the Crossroads: Indigenous and Black Writers Talk” Ariel: A Review of International English LIterature (2020) and “Treachery as Colonial Intent: A Poetic Response Critical African Studies” (2021).

Read more about Queen's new black studies scholars here

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