Deirdre McCorkindale (PhD candidate) has been appointed Assistant Professor in Black Canadian History at the University of Guelph. She will teach in the History department and the new Black Canadian Studies Minor program. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2022.
Deirdre is currently completing her doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr. Barrington Walker and Dr. Rosanne Currarino. Her dissertation, “What Colour is Intelligence?: Kent County and the Tanser Study," explores scientific racism through a specific examination of the history of racial intelligence testing on Black children in Kent County, Ontario.