James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies


• An Endowed National Senior Academic Chair established at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. • Based in Halifax to honour and recognize the unique historical presence of African Nova Scotians. • To lead and support knowledge mobilization endeavours on Black Canadian and related studies. • To further develop and mobilize research on Black peoples in Canada, and the African Diaspora. • A resource for the study of Black Canada. • To internationalize Black Canadian Studies through research, and scholarship, and collaboration with national and international scholars and institutions. • To train young scholars in the diverse disciplines of African Canadian studies. • To foster an understanding of the cultural diversity of Black Canadians. • To create a bridge between the academy and the wider African-descended communities. • To connect local, national, and international Black communities. • The James R. Johnston Chair is ensconced in the Sociology and Social Anthropology Department in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Source: https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/jrj-chair.html


6135 University Ave, Suite 1128
Marion McCain Arts and Social Sciences Building
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2

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