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I am an emerging Sociologist specializing in critical race studies, critical gender studies, decolonial pedagogy, and Black masculinity studies. I am active in community work, educational, and research consultancy to support Black, Indigenous, Queer, and other racialized communities. As such, I founded the Decolonial Perspectives and Practises Hub at Concordia University and co-founded the National Black Graduate Network. I am the project manager for the Anti-racist Pedagogy Project at Concordia, an active member of Concordia's Black Studies Collective, the coordinator of Concordia's Black Caucus and I held the position of student outreach coordinator with the Black Canadian Studies Association for two years.
I am completing my doctoral studies at Concordia University. My project, Black Masculinities in Canada: A Documentary of Black Empowerment and Community Engagement, supervised by Dr. Marc Lafrance, is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Joseph-Armand Bombardier Doctoral Scholarship.
Critical Race Studies l Critical Gender Studies l Decolonial Pedagogy l Black Masculinities Studies
© Concordia University, photo by Mark Sinclair & Michael Gannon
You can find me working where my passions and politics collide
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I am actively working on multiple initiatives that are geared toward disrupting the status quo! If you are interested in collaborating or supporting a project, connect with me.
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My doctoral project, Black Masculinities in Canada: A Documentary of Black Empowerment and Community Engagement is supported in part by funding from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
© Concordia University, photo by Lisa Graves
Change requires us to mobilize social justice reform in and out of the classroom. Academia is insufficient without the teachings of grassroots organizers and activists. I am proud to work for, receive support from, and co-create with leading community organizations.
(Akepe Nawo means Thank You in Evgbe. The indigenous language of the Ewe people of West Africa)
I appreciate your interest in my work. Subscribe and follow my journey as I mobilize my sociological specialization and passions to foster recognition and connectivity amongst Black scholarly communities, developing a theoretical framework dedicated to Black male expressivity and creating learning environments that celebrate QTBIPOC expertise in higher education.
If you're interested in or are conducting work related to anti-racism, gender, social justice and decoloniality, let's connect. We can partner or support one another!