UBC experts on Black History Month

February 09, 2024

Click to email a link to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)UBC experts on Black History Month Media AdvisoriesUBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Black History Month. Dr. Annette HenryProfessor, Department of Language and Literacy EducationTo arrange interviews: Sachi Wickramasinghe, [email protected] or 604-822-4636Interview language(s): English, FrenchRace and education; curriculum; antiracism; language diversity; teacher education; Black students; gender; equity, diversity and inclusionDr. Peter James Hudson (he/him)Associate Professor, Department of GeographyEmail: [email protected] languages(s): EnglishPan-Africanism; histories of capitalism, slavery and racism; Black resistance to colonialism and imperialism; Black consciousness and political thought; Black histories in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean; histories of Wall Street, banking, and U.S. militarism in the Caribbean*unavailable Feb. 7-10Oludolapo Makinde (she/her)PhD candidate, Peter A. Allard School of LawEmail: [email protected] language(s): EnglishAnti-Black racism and education, corporate governance/ESG and anti-Black racism*available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. PTDr. Louis Maraj (he/him)Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and MediaEmail: [email protected] language(s): English#BlackLivesMatter, Black language and communication, Black media history, Black Caribbean culture and creole, Blackness and anti-Blackness in the classroom and university, Black digital cultures, Blackness in sportsDr. Alexis McGee (she/her)Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and MediaTo arrange interviews: Erik Rolfsen, [email protected] or 604-209-3048Interview language(s): EnglishMusic, sound, voice, Black feminist rhetorical theory, writing*limited availability on Tuesdays and ThursdaysDr. Crystal Webster (she/her)Associate Professor, Department of HistoryTo arrange interviews: Erik Rolfsen, [email protected] or 604-209-3048Interview language(s): EnglishHistory, children, educationProf. Handel Kashope Wright (he/him)Professor, Department of Educational Studies; Director, Centre for Culture, Identity and Education; Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive ExcellenceTo arrange interviews: Sachi Wickramasinghe, [email protected] or 604-822-4636Interview language(s): EnglishAnti-Black racism, need for Black Studies at university and school levels, anti-racism and anti-racist education, multiculturalism and multicultural educationBlack B.C. past and present, Black youth, Black identity and its diversity of communities, relationship between Blackness and other identities, place of Blackness in EDID, African diasporic communities and community organizations in B.C. *unavailable Feb. 7-10

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UBC experts on Black History Month

Media Advisories

UBC experts are available to comment on topics related to Black History Month.

Dr. Annette Henry
Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education
To arrange interviews: Sachi Wickramasinghe, [email protected] or 604-822-4636
Interview language(s): English, French

  • Race and education; curriculum; antiracism; language diversity; teacher education; Black students; gender; equity, diversity and inclusion

Dr. Peter James Hudson (he/him)
Associate Professor, Department of Geography
Email: [email protected]
Interview languages(s): English 

  • Pan-Africanism; histories of capitalism, slavery and racism; Black resistance to colonialism and imperialism; Black consciousness and political thought; Black histories in Canada, the U.S. and the Caribbean; histories of Wall Street, banking, and U.S. militarism in the Caribbean


*unavailable Feb. 7-10

Oludolapo Makinde (she/her)
PhD candidate, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English

  • Anti-Black racism and education, corporate governance/ESG and anti-Black racism

*available between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT

Dr. Louis Maraj (he/him)
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
Email: [email protected]
Interview language(s): English

  • #BlackLivesMatter, Black language and communication, Black media history, Black Caribbean culture and creole, Blackness and anti-Blackness in the classroom and university, Black digital cultures, Blackness in sports

Dr. Alexis McGee (she/her)
Assistant Professor, School of Journalism, Writing, and Media
To arrange interviews: Erik Rolfsen, [email protected] or 604-209-3048
Interview language(s): English

  • Music, sound, voice, Black feminist rhetorical theory, writing

*limited availability on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dr. Crystal Webster (she/her)
Associate Professor, Department of History
To arrange interviews: Erik Rolfsen, [email protected] or 604-209-3048
Interview language(s): English

  • History, children, education

Prof. Handel Kashope Wright (he/him)
Professor, Department of Educational Studies; Director, Centre for Culture, Identity and Education; Senior Advisor to the President on Anti-Racism and Inclusive Excellence
To arrange interviews: Sachi Wickramasinghe, [email protected] or 604-822-4636
Interview language(s): English

  • Anti-Black racism, need for Black Studies at university and school levels, anti-racism and anti-racist education, multiculturalism and multicultural education
  • Black B.C. past and present, Black youth, Black identity and its diversity of communities, relationship between Blackness and other identities, place of Blackness in EDID, African diasporic communities and community organizations in B.C.

*unavailable Feb. 7-10

The source of this news is from The University of British Columbia

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