Department of Gender Studies

Department of Gender Studies
Department of Gender Studies
Katherine McKittrick

Katherine McKittrick

Professor in Gender Studies and the Graduate Program in Cultural Studies

PhD (Women’s Studies), York University
MA (Women’s Studies), York University
BAH (Women’s Studies), York University
BA (English Literature and History), University of Ottawa

Office: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D512
Phone: 613-533-6000 ext.78813
Research interests: Black Studies, Cultural Geographies, The Arts (music, fiction, poetry, visual art), Theories of Race, Interdiscplinarity

Katherine McKittrick researches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, cultural geographies and gender studies. Her research is interdisciplinary and attends to the links between epistemological narrative, liberation, and creative text. Katherine also researches the writings of Sylvia Wynter. She is a member of the Royal Society of Canada (College) and the American Academy of Arts and Science and former editor of Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography.

Research and supervision areas

Diasporic and colonial histories; cultural geographies; black studies; theories of race; the arts.


GNDS 312: Black Feminisms
GNDS 427: Towards the Human: Race & Politics of Expression
GNDS 810: Black/Geographies/Liberation

Selected Publications