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Christina Sharpe

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Department of Humanities

Professor

Office: Vanier College, 217
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 33958
Email: cesharpe@yorku.ca


Christina Sharpe is a Writer, Professor, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University. She is the author of: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press, 2016)—named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award—and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2010). Her third book, Ordinary Notes, will be published in 2023 (Knopf/FSG/Daunt). She recently completed "The abacus of her eyelids," the critical introduction to Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems of Dionne Brand. She is working on a monograph called Black. Still. Life.

She has recently published essays in Art in America; Alison Saar Of Aether and Earthe; Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America; Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America; and Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing.

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Degrees

PhD, Cornell University
MA, Cornell University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

, Black Diaspora Literature and Theory, Black Diaspora Visual Cultures, Black Feminist Theory, Black Queer Studies
  • NonFiction Finalist Hurston/Wright Legacy Award - 2017
  • Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship - 2001


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 AP/HUMA4309 3.0 A The Body and the Visual SEMR
Winter 2023 GS/HUMA6167 3.0 M Imagining Slavery and Freedom SEMR


Christina Sharpe is a Writer, Professor, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University. She is the author of: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke University Press, 2016)—named by the Guardian and The Walrus as one of the best books of 2016 and a nonfiction finalist for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award—and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke University Press, 2010). Her third book, Ordinary Notes, will be published in 2023 (Knopf/FSG/Daunt). She recently completed "The abacus of her eyelids," the critical introduction to Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems of Dionne Brand. She is working on a monograph called Black. Still. Life.

She has recently published essays in Art in America; Alison Saar Of Aether and Earthe; Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America; Reconstructions: Architecture and Blackness in America; and Jennifer Packer: The Eye Is Not Satisfied With Seeing.

Degrees

PhD, Cornell University
MA, Cornell University
BA, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

, Black Diaspora Literature and Theory, Black Diaspora Visual Cultures, Black Feminist Theory, Black Queer Studies

Awards

  • NonFiction Finalist Hurston/Wright Legacy Award - 2017
  • Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellowship - 2001



Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 AP/HUMA4309 3.0 A The Body and the Visual SEMR
Winter 2023 GS/HUMA6167 3.0 M Imagining Slavery and Freedom SEMR