Caribbean Studies

Senior Doctoral Fellow Speaker Series

Event Date: May 5th, 2021 Time: 1:30pm

Please join us for The 2020-2021 Senior Doctoral Fellow Speaker Series. Register here to attend. Wednesday, May 5, 1:30-2:00pm Catia Dignard (Caribbean Studies) Linguistic Representations of Black Characters in Cuban Fiction of the New Millennium If scholarship has focused on the return to the stereotypical portrayals of black characters during the 1990s, and that were…read more

Caribbean Studies

Crisis, Continuity, & Change in the Caribbean

Event Date: April 29th, 2021 Time: 10:00am

Diaspora Voices 2021 – Crisis, Continuity & Change in the Caribbean An interdisciplinary, student-run conference hosted by the University of Toronto’s Caribbean Studies Program. Conference Date: Thursday April 29, 2021 (10am-4:30pm)   This conference is a showcase and celebration of the interdisciplinary, thought-provoking work that students within Caribbean Studies have put together this year. Within…read more

Caribbean Studies

Marielle Franco: Honour, Memory and Justice

Event Date: March 13th, 2020 Time: 2:00pm

Caribbean Studies at New College Presents Marielle Franco: Honour, Memory and Justice – A Conversation with Tamiris Pereria Rizzo Friday March 13, 2020. 2-4pm Sidney Smith Hall Room 1085, 100 St. George St.  Join us for a conversation with Afro-Brazilian activist and scholar, Tamiris Pereria Rizzo. Tamiris is an organizer with the 21 Days Against…read more

Caribbean Studies

Black plague, virus and monstro: Haiti and Blackness in contemporary Dominican Literature

Event Date: February 28th, 2020 Time: 2:00pm

The Caribbean Studies Program & The Centre for Comparative Literature present A Lecture Series on Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Studies Feb 28: RAMÓN (ARTURO) VICTORIANO-MARTÍNEZ, University of British Columbia “Black plague, virus and monstro: Haiti and Blackness in contemporary Dominican Literature” Victoria College, Room 212 91 Charles Street West, Toronto These free public lectures will…read more

Caribbean Studies

Representing Racial Permeability: (Dis)Ability and Racial (Dis)Affiliations

Event Date: February 24th, 2020 Time: 4:00pm

The Caribbean Studies Program & The Centre for Comparative Literature present A Lecture Series on Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Studies Feb 24: MYRIAM CHANCY, Scripps College “Representing Racial Permeability: (Dis)Ability and Racial (Dis)Affiliations” Victoria College, Room 212 91 Charles Street West, Toronto These free public lectures will take place at the University of Toronto, St.…read more

Caribbean Studies

Learning the Caribbean to Emancipate the Future

Event Date: February 14th, 2020 Time: 12:00pm

The Caribbean Studies Program & The Centre for Comparative Literature present A Lecture Series on Critical Perspectives on Caribbean Studies FEB 14: SILVIO TORRES-SAILLANT, Syracuse University “Learning the Caribbean to Emancipate the Future” Emmanuel College, Room 119 75 Queen’s Park Cres E., Toronto These free public lectures will take place at the University of Toronto,…read more

African Studies

Survival and Liberation: Student Politics, Pan-Africanism, and Black Power in Britain

Event Date: February 3rd, 2020 Time: 5:00pm

Two Black activists reflect on their struggles and journeys through the social, cultural and political landscapes of the United Kingdom. Zainab Abbas and Ansel Wong were leaders of the Black Liberation Front, a Third World revolutionary organization founded in North London in 1971. The Black Liberation Front combatted fascist violence in Britain, constructed “central communal…read more

Caribbean Studies

Queer, Creole, Contested: Caribbean Archives Reimagined

Event Date: November 27th, 2019 Time: 5:00pm

In this panel, space is opened to reimagine ideas of legitimate histories, legitimate archives, and  legitimate knowledge production within the Caribbean (to queer the Caribbean). Focusing particularly on the idea of alternative archives, this panel will be chaired by MÓNICA ESPAILLAT LIZARDO, who will present their doctoral work in progress that posits alternative queer archives…read more

Caribbean Studies

The Criminality of Empire: Enrique José Varona and Fin-de Siècle Criminology in the Revista Cubana

Event Date: October 17th, 2019 Time: 2:00pm

Join us for a a talk with Oxford professor María del Pilar Blanco: The Criminality of Empire: Enrique José Varona and Fin-de Siècle Criminology in the Revista Cubana. This presentation situates Varona’s journalistic intervention within the broader context of transatlantic criminology, and especially the work of Cesare Lombroso, whose influence in Cuba was far-reaching. 

African Studies

Ubah Cristina Ali Farah: To Leave in The Afternoon

Event Date: April 2nd, 2019 Time: 1:00pm

Join us for a reading with Ubah Cristina Ali Farah. The reading is titled To Leave in The Afternoon: Inheriting the Language of a Civil War WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019  | 1- 2:30pm  WHERE: WGSI Lounge, 40 Willcocks Street, New College   Organized by  the Women and Gender Studies Institute & Co-sponsored by the African Studies Program.

Academic Programs

Application Deadline: School of Cities Student Fellowship Award

Event Date: December 5th, 2018 Time: 11:59pm

SofC Connects! A Call for Student Fellowship Applications We are thrilled to announce the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award to provide unique opportunities for urban-focused interdisciplinary and collaborative learning, mentorship, research, experiential and service-based learning to students at all three campuses and across divisional boundaries. What is the School of Cities Student Fellowship Award?…read more

African Studies

Common Ground: Conversations with Indigenous and Racialized Communities on Urban Agriculture in Toronto

Event Date: October 23rd, 2018 Time: 9:30am

Common Ground offers an opportunity to talk strategies for decolonizing and dismantling racism in urban agriculture (UA). We will look at specific opportunities for strengthening relationships between UA practitioners from Indigenous, racialized and white settler communities. This is a free event and food will be provided by Nish Dish. Speakers include Isaac Crosby (Evergreen Brickworks),…read more

Academic Programs

Congress of Black Writers and Artists: An Argument for Black Studies in Canada (Two-Day Symposium)

Event Date: October 19th, 2018 Time: 5:00pm

The year 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Congress of Black Writers and Artists in Montreal, Quebec. Created as a meeting place for Black intellectuals, activists and artists, the Congress offered an opportunity to engage in Black radical scholarship, to display Black creative production, for Black people to gather in communion and most importantly,…read more

Alumni & Friends

“Dominica, the Caribbean and Climate Resiliency in an Age of Change”: Presentation by the Hon. Roosevelt Skeritt for CARICOM Day

Event Date: October 12th, 2018 Time: 4:00pm

New College Principal Bonnie McElhinny, the Caribbean Studies program & the CARICOM Consular Corps cordially invite you to a special presentation in celebration of  CARICOM Day 2018 featuring keynote speaker the Hon. Dr. Roosevelt Skerrit, the prime minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, titled “Dominica, the Caribbean and Climate Resiliency in an Age of Change.” When: Friday, October 12,…read more

Academic Programs

NEW Pedagogy Lunch Series: Supporting Academic Integrity

Event Date: April 13th, 2018 Time: 12:00pm

The NEW Pedagogy Lunch Series provides an opportunity for instructors, TAs and other interested New College members to come together to network and reflect on our pedagogical practices. In this session on supporting academic integrity, led by James Corcoran, Research Officer at the International Foundation Program, we will critically reflect on pedagogical approaches for supporting…read more