Taylor CenacThe Department of Gender Studies is pleased to announce Taylor Cenac as the new Black Studies Program and Administrative Assistant.

In this role, Taylor will be responsible for the daily administration and operation of the Black Studies undergraduate program, and she will coordinate recruitment events, experiential learning opportunities, and student engagement activities.  As Black Studies Program and Administrative Assistant, Taylor will provide administrative, finance, and research support to Black Studies faculty members.

Taylor brings administrative, research, program development, and social service experience to this role; she holds a BAH in Women and Gender Studies (University of Toronto), an MA in Gender Studies (Queen’s University), and a Social Service Worker diploma (St. Lawrence College). The committee was impressed by Taylor’s intellectual curiosity, her commitment to learn from and advocate for black and other marginalized people, and her demonstrated ability to action EDII in the community and in the workplace.  

“We are delighted to have Taylor join us as we launch Black Studies at Queen’s University. Her commitment to the field paired with her experience as a researcher, social worker, and administrator is very impressive. I look forward to working with her, sharing ideas with her, and building with her,” adds Black Studies Program Director, Katherine McKittrick.

Taylor shares, “I am thrilled to be a part of this new minor. From my time at Queen’s, I craved community-learning opportunities, and I look forward to working with students, staff, faculty and community members to create enriching and meaningful interactions at the university and beyond.” 

Taylor’s start date is October 20, 2021.  She can be reached at tdtc@queensu.ca and 613-533-6268