Dr. Juanita De Barros and Matthew Monrose will talk to Dr. Michele Johnson about her research on the history of the Caribbean and the African diaspora and her important new co-edited publication, Unsettling the Great White North: Black Canadian History (University of Toronto Press, 2022).
Dr. Michele Johnson holds a BA. Hons, M.Phil. (U.W.I.), M.A and Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University and has taught in the Department of History at York University since July 2002.
Prior to teaching at York, Professor Johnson taught at the University of West Indies (Mona) from 1994 – 2002.
She is the former coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Programme and the former director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas (2013-2018).
Her research interests and publications reflect Jamaican cultural history, and the histories of gender relations, race/racialization, labour, domestic slavery, and domestic service in Jamaica and Canada.