Katherine McKittrick

Katherine McKittrick

Professor and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies

On leave July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2025

Black Studies; Gender Studies

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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

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Research interests
Black Studies, Cultural Geographies, The Arts (music, fiction, poetry, visual art), Theories of Race, Interdiscplinarity

Katherine McKittrick is Canada Research Chair (1) in black studies. She researches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, and critical-creative methodologies. She authored Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle, edited Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis, and co-edited, with Clyde Woods, Black Geographies and the Politics of Place. Her most recent monograph, Dear Science and Other Stories is an exploration of black methodologies. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Selected Publications