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Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

Dr. Rinaldo Walcott

Canada Research Chair
Social Justice and Cultural Studies
Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto
Department of Sociology and Equity Studies in Education
252 Bloor St. West, 12th Floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1V6
rwalcott@oise.utoronto.ca

Books:

  • Surviving the Crossing: Studies in the Work of Austin C. Clarke. Toronto: Guernica Press (Contract negotiated, manuscript under preparation).
     
  • Forthcoming, Walcott, R., Disturbing the Peace: The Impossible Dream of Black Canadian Studies. Toronto: UT Press (Contract under negotiation, manuscript finished).
     
  • Forthcoming, ReCrossings: Languages of the Middle Passage. Missouri: University of Missouri Press (Contract under negotiation, manuscript partially completed).
     
  • Forthcoming, Black Queer Diaspora: Reading from a Queer Place in Diaspora (still under discussion with two different publishers, manuscript still in preparation).
     
  • 2003, Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada (Toronto: Insomniac Press). [Second Revised Edition]
     
  • 2000, Rude: Contemporary Black Canadian Cultural Criticism [Editor]. (Toronto: Insomniac Press).
     
  • 1997, Black Like Who?: Writing Black Canada (Toronto: Insomniac Press).


Chapters in Books:

  • (2007), “The Sight of Sound: The Last Angel of History.” In S. Lord and J. Marchessault (Ed.). Fluid Screens: Digital Time and Cinema. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
     
  • Forthcoming, “Rhetorics of Blackness, Rhetorics of Belonging: The Politics of Representation in Black Expressive Culture in Canada”. In D. Chariandy, J, Harris and R. Almonte (Ed.), Writing Thru Blackness: Critical Essays on Black Literatures in English Canada. [Reprinted from Canadian Review of American Studies, 29, 2, p.1-24.] (Contract being negotiated).
     
  • In press, “Caribbean Pop Culture in Canada; Or the Impossibility of Belonging to the Nation”. In J. Mannette (Ed.), The Presence of Absence: Reconceptualizing the Canadian Nation. Nova Scotia: Fernwood Press. [Reprinted from Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism.]
     
  • (2005), "Outside in Black Studies: Reading from a Queer Place in Diaspora". In P. Johnson and M. Henderson (Ed.). Black Queer Studies in the New Millennium. Duke University Press.
     
  • (2004), “’A Tough Geography’: Towards A poetics of Black Space(s) in Canada”. In C. Sugars (Ed.). Unhomely States: Theorizing English-Canadian Postcolonialism. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.
     
  • (2004), “Beyond the ‘nation thing’: Black Studies, Cultural Studies and Diaspora Discourse (Or the Post-Black Studies Moment)”. In C. Boyce Davies and M. Gadsby (Ed.). African New-World Studies: Diaspora Theory Decolonizing the Academy in the 21st Century. African World Press.
     
  • (2003), “’but I don’t want to talk about that’: Postcolonial and Black Diaspora Histories in Video Art”. In U. Biemann (Ed.). Stuff It: The Video Essay in the Digital Age. Zurich and New York: Edition Voldemeer and Springer Wien New York.
     
  • 2003, “The Struggle for Happiness: Commodified Black Masculinities and Vernacular Cultures”. In P. Trifonas (Ed.), Pedagogies of Difference: Rethinking Education for Social Justice. New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
     
  • 2002, "'It's My Nature': The Discourse of Experience and Black Canadian Music". In J. Sloniowski and J. Nicks (Ed.) Slippery Pastimes: A Canadian Popular Culture Reader. Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press.


Articles in Refereed Journals:

  • (Forthcoming), "Reading Traces: C.L.R. James, Austin C. Clarke and a Pedagogy for Black Futures". Présence Africaine.
     
  • (2004), “Dramatic Instabilities: Diasporic Aesthetics as a Question for and about Nation”. Canadian Theatre Review.
     
  • (2001), “Caribbean Pop Culture in Canada; Or the Impossibility of Belonging to the Nation”. Small Axe: A Journal of Caribbean Criticism. 9, p.123-139.
     
  • (2000), “At The Full and Change of Canlit: An Interview with Dionne Brand”.Canadian Women’s Studies. 20, 2, p.22-26.
     
  • (2000), "'Who is she and what is she to you?': Mary Anne Shadd Cary and the Impossibility of Black/Canadian Studies". Atlantis: A Women's Studies Journal. 24, 2, p.137-146.
     
  • (1999), “Rhetorics of Blackness, Rhetorics of Belonging: The Politics of Representation in Black Expressive Culture in Canada”. Canadian Review of American Studies, 29, 2, p.1-24.
     
  • (1998), "Deceived: The Unreadability of the O.J. Simpson Case". Review Essay of Birth of a Nation 'Hood: Gaze, Script, and Spectacle in the O.J. Simpson Case. Canadian Review of American Studies, 28, 2, p.177-188.
     
  • (1997), "'A Tough Geography': Towards a Poetics of Black Space(s) in Canada." North: New African Canadian Writing, WestCoast Line, 22, 31, 1, p.38-51.
     
  • (1997), "Songs/Sounds of Postmodern Blackness: Histories. Cultures. Youth." Educational Researcher, 26, 2, p.35-38.
     
  • (1995), "'Out of the Kumbla': Toni Morrison's Jazz and Pedagogical Answerability." Cultural Studies, 9, 2, p.312-331.
     
  • (1994), "Pedagogical Desire and the Crisis of Knowledge." Discourse: The Australian Journal of Educational Studies, 15,1, October, p.64-74.
     
  • (1992), "Theorizing Anti-Racist Education: Decentering White Supremacy in Education." In S.P. Sharma, ed., The Western Canadian Anthropologist, 7, 1,2, p.109-120.


Invited Presentations:

  • (2004), Black Men in Frocks: Sexing Race in a Gay Ghetto (Toronto). Cultural Studies Program, Wilfrid Laurier University.
     
  • (2004), Black Men in Frocks: Sexing Race in a Gay Ghetto (Toronto). Faculty of Art History and Communications Studies, McGill University.
     
  • (2004), Black Men in Frocks: Sexing Race in a Gay Ghetto (Toronto). Department of Women’s and Gender Students, University of Saskatchewan.
     
  • (2003), Not In My Country: Safe Sex Campaigns, Transnationality and the Continuing search for Queer Nation. Faculty of Information and Media Studies, University of Western Ontario.
     
  • (2003) Beyond the ‘nation thing’: Black Studies, Cultural Studies and Diasporic Discourse (Or the Post-Black Studies Moment). The African Diaspora in the Americas: Current Research. Ohio University, Ohio. (Keynote Address)
     
  • (2003) Against the Rules of Blackness: Hilton Als’ The Women and Jamaica Kincaid’s My Bother (Or How to Raise Black Queer Kids). York University Annual Graduate English Students Conference. Toronto. (Keynote Address)
     
  • (2003) A Conversation with Rinaldo Walcott, Diverse Perspectives in Education. 3rd annual Student Research Conference, OISE?UT, Toronto. (Keynote Address)
     
  • (2003),Towards a Methodology for Reading Hip Hop in Canada. Black Canadian Musics/Black Musics in Canada. York University. (Keynote Address)
     
  • (2002), Not In My Country: Safe Sex Campaigns, Transnationality and the Continuing search for Queer Nation. At Revisionings: Theorizing Queer Interventions. Institute for Political Economy, Carleton University, Ottawa. (Keynote Address)
     
  • (2002), “’ …more interesting than tolerance’: On Hospitality and Queer Citizenship in a Time of Post-rights Talk”. Bent on Change II: Beyond Tolerance: Rethinking Queer Issues on Campus and in Communities. A conference sponsored by York University, Ryerson University and University of Toronto, Toronto. (Keynote Address)
     
  • (2002), “Post-black power Knowledges”. Women of Colour Lecture Series, Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, OISE/UT.


Conferences:

  • (2004), “Black Men in Frocks: Sexing Race in a Gay Ghetto (Toronto)”. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton.
     
  • (2003).“Multiculturally Crazy”. Critical Multicultural Counselling Conference. OISE/UT, Toronto.
     
  • (2003), “’the necessary modesty of cultural studies’: Or a Hopeful Politics of Cultural Studies”. Canadian Association of Cultural Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton.
     
  • (2003), Moderator and Discussant, Hearts and Minds: Sexuality and Education. The Annual Sexual Diversities Studies conference, University College, UT, Toronto.
     
  • (2003), “Towards A Black Canadian Diasporic Aesthetic”. AfriCanadian Playwrights Festival, University College and World Stage Festival, Toronto.
     
  • (2003),” One of the Ironies of Geography: Black Canada and the Limits of Diaspora Studies”. Institute of African American Research, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
     
  • (2002), “’but I don’t want to talk about that’: Postcolonial and Black Diasporic Histories in Video Art”. Stuff It: The Video Essay in the Digital Age. Ith Institute for Theory of Art and Design, Zurich.
     
  • (2002), “The Imperatives to Pass Them On: Reading and Teaching Toni Morrison”. ACCUTE, Toronto.
     
  • (2002), Diaspora Studies Roundtable: Theoretical Problems and Prospects. CACLALS, Toronto.
     
  • (2002), “Other Cities: Canadian Popular Culture and Urban Life in the Time of Globalization”. Diasporic City, The Cultures of Cities Center, Toronto.
     
  • (2002), “Land to Light On: Making Reparation in a Time of Transnationality”. Canadian Association of American Studies, London, ON.