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Daniel McNeil


Professor Daniel McNeil is an award-winning author, editor, and mentor who explores how movement, travel, and relocation have transformed and boosted creative development, the writing of cultural history, and the calculation of political choices.

Over the past two decades, he has contributed to research, teaching, and program development within and across disciplinary and institutional boundaries in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada.

In 2021, he was appointed the Queen's National Scholar Chair in Black Studies in recognition of his award-winning research achievements; his development of innovative, collaborative, and interdisciplinary research programs; and his provision of rich and rewarding learning environments for students to engage the connections between the arts, social justice, and decolonial thought. He is currently a producer and co-host of the Black Studies Podcast.

For more information, please see Professor McNeil's website.


Awards and recognition

2023    Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist

2022    Foreword Indies Book Award Finalist

2022    Black Scholars Excellence in Mentorship Award, Queen’s University

2022    Patrick O’Neill Award (Honourable Mention), Canadian Association for Theatre Research

2022    Editor’s Award, Canadian Journal of Communication

2021    Queen’s National Scholar Chair in Black Studies, Queen’s University

2019    Visiting Public Humanities Faculty Fellow, University of Toronto

2015 and 2018    Research Achievement Award, Carleton University

2012     Ida B. Wells-Barnett Visiting Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies, DePaul University

2005    Robert F. Harney Research Award, University of Toronto                                   

2001    Oxford-Canada Scholarship, Canadian Rhodes Scholars Foundation                

2000    Hart Prize for Modern History, Oxford University

Graduate supervision
  • Black Atlantic Studies
  • Black Cultural and Intellectual History (20th-21st centuries)
  • Diaspora and Decolonial Studies
  • Migration and Multiculturalism in Canada (20th-21st centuries)
  • Public Humanities and Podcasting

Department of History, Queen's University

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Kingston ON K7L 3N6




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