Christina  Sharpe

Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities

Tier 1 - 2020-12-01
York University
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Research summary

Black Studies is a growing field of research at a number of Canadian universities that have responded to students’ desire to see themselves in the curriculum. Dr. Christina Sharpe, Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities, is creating an interdisciplinary, comprehensive and vibrant research hub for Black Studies.

She and her research team are creating a new model of study that brings together established and emerging Black Studies scholars, graduate students, and visual and performing artists whose work investigates the myriad ways in which Black lives are made and lived. Through collaborative, theoretical and community-based research methods, Sharpe and her team are exploring interdisciplinary ways of knowing and acting to generate scholarly and creative Black Studies knowledges.