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Andrea Medovarski

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Department of Humanities

Assistant Professor

Office: 250 Vanier College
Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 70414
Email: medov@yorku.ca

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Andrea Medovarski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University, specializing in Black diaspora cultural studies. An interdisciplinary scholar, her research focuses on situating Canada within the context of the Americas and exploring histories of transatlantic slavery and colonization. She has published extensively on black diasporic cultural productions with a particular focus on black Canadian literature and film, in book chapters and in journals such as TOPIA, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature and The Journal of Postcolonial Writing. She has also published a book on the second-generation children of immigrants in black Canadian and black British women’s writing. Her current research agenda includes a SSHRC-funded project that explores cultural representations of the Middle Passage in diasporic literature, film and visual art from Canada, the US, the UK and the Caribbean. Deeply committed to access issues in postsecondary education, Dr. Medovarski has taught in various access/bridging programs at York and has also received HEQCO funding for her research on ‘nontraditional’ students. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of the journal Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, and Inanna Publications, a feminist press.

Degrees

PhD, York University
MA, York University
BEd, Queen's University
BA, Queen's University

Professional Leadership

  • 2014-2017  - Senator, York University Senate One of 18 elected-at-large faculty representatives Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.
  • 2016-Present  -  Department of Humanities Representative Council of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University.
  • 2016-Present  -  Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies York University Godard Dissertation Prize Selection Committee.
  • 2017-Present  -  Executive Committee, Department of Humanities, York University, Faculty Representative.
  • 2017  -  Hiring Subcommittee of the Recruitment Committee, Department of Humanities, York University Faculty Representative, search for Canada 150 CRC in Black Diaspora thought and cultures.
  • Community Contributions

  • 2013-2014  - Co-president Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence, Toronto, ON.
  • 2010-2014  - Board of Directors Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence, Toronto, ON.
  • 2011-2015  - Instructor Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence, Toronto, ON.
  • 1999-2001  - Literacy Tutor Parkdale Project Read, Toronto, ON.
  • Current Research Projects

    Unmanageable Stories: Cultural Representations of the Middle Passage

      Description:
    • A SSHRC-funded, comparative, book-length project that examines representations of the Middle Passage in novels, plays, poetry, visual art, and film from Canada, the US, the UK and the Caribbean. Main research questions include: How is the Middle Passage representable, and on what terms? Given the traumatic nature of the Middle Passage, how do artists/writers offer legibility to such a violent history and experience? And, what is the ethical purpose of creative texts (visual and literary) in doing this work?
    • See more
      Role: Principal Investigator

      Funders:
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
        Insight Development Grant

    • York University, Department of Faculty Relations
        Competitively awarded Contract Faculty Research Leave

    • Documenting and Assessing Alternative Pathways to University for ‘Non-traditional’ Students

        See more
        Role: Co-Investigator

        Collaborator: Brenda Spotton Visano (principal investigator) and Leslie Sanders
        Funders:
        Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
      Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Writing

        See more
        Funders:
        Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
          Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


        See more
    Books

    Publication
    Year

    .

    2019

    Book Chapters

    Publication
    Year

    “‘I want you to live by the justice code’: Prisonization and Carceral Regimes in the films of Clement Virgo.” Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society, Ed. Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman and Pauline Greenhill. Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2016. 242-58.

    2016

    “Preface.” Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. 2nd Ed. Eds. Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2006. Pp. ix-xiv.

    2006

    Book Reviews

    Publication
    Year

    Rev. of Scars by Cheryl Rainfield. Canadian Woman Studies. 28.1 (2010): 147-8.

    2010

    “Transformative Geographies.” Rev. article of Black Geographies and the Politics of Place, Ed. Katherine McKittrick and Clyde Woods, and Claiming Space: Racialization in Canadian Cities, Ed. Cheryl Teelucksingh. TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. 21 (2009): 210-15.

    2009

    Journal Articles

    Publication
    Year

    “Dionne Brand and Corporeal Commemorations.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. No Language is Neutral: A Special Issue on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick, and Rinaldo Walcott. 34 (2015): 119-40.

    2015

    “Roughing it in Bermuda: Susanna Strickland Moodie, Mary Prince, Dionne Brand and the Black Diaspora.” Canadian Literature. 220 (2014): 94-114.

    2014

    “Currency and Cultural Consumption: Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes.” Studies in Canadian Literature. 38.2 (2013): 9-30.

    2013

    “‘Boxing Ain’t No Game’: Clement Virgo’s Poor Boy’s Game as Canadian Racial Counter-Narrative.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. 22 (2009): 117-37.

    2009

    “‘I knew this was England’: Myths of Return in Andrea Levy’s Fruit of the Lemon.” MaComere. 8 (2006): 35-66.

    2006

    “Tessa McWatt’s Out of My Skin: ‘Belonging is what you give yourself’.” The Arts Journal. 2.1 (2005): 49-65.

    2005

    “Unstable Post(-)Colonialities: Speculations Through Punctuation.” World Literature Written in English. 39.2 (2003): 84-100.

    2003

    Conference Papers

    Publication
    Year

    “Women and the Middle Passage: Rupturing the Epistemologies of Modernity” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention November 10-13, 2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    2016

    “The Black Diaspora and the Legacies of Thinglessness” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference October 27-30, 2016, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal QC

    2016

    “NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!: Middle Passages and Unmanageable Memory Work” American Studies Association Annual Convention October 8 to 11, 2015, Toronto, Canada

    2015

    “Longings for Remembrance: Textual Commemorations of the Middle Passage” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention April 30-May 5, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    2015

    “Reducing Barriers, Fostering Access, Developing Learner Identities: York’s Transition Year Program” Roundtable participant: “Rethinking Flexibility in Higher Education” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention April 30-May 5, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    2015

    “Art and Unmanageability: The Middle Passage and Contemporary Carceral Logics” Association of American Geographers Annual Convention April 21-25, 2015, Chicago IL, USA

    2015

    “Visual/Textual Superimpositions: Photographic Representations of Susanna Strickland Moodie and Mary Prince” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference November 5-7, 2015, NSCAD University, Halifax NS

    2015

    “‘I want you to live by the justice code’: Prisonization and Carceral Regimes in the films of Clement Virgo” (Roundtable Presentation) “Law and the Curated Body” March 26-28, 2015, Osgoode Hall Law School and School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, Toronto, ON

    2015

    “Genres Without Boundaries: Transatlantic Slavery and Cultural Representations of The Zong Massacre” Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences May 24-30, 2014, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

    2014

    “Currency and the Practices of Cultural Consumption: Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes” Triennial Conference of the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies: “‘The Current Unbroken/The Circuits Kept Open’: Connecting Cultures and the Commonwealth” August 5-9, 2013, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

    2013

    “Lawrence Hill and the Alternate Economies of Black Canadian Literature” Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Conference: “Total Money Makeover: Culture and the Economization of Everything” October, 24-27, 2013, University of Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

    2013

    “Geographies of Desire: Blackness in Dominant Narratives of Canadianness” Inaugural Conference of the Black Canadian Studies Association: “Where are you from?” May 24-26, 2013, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

    2013

    “Erasures of Blackness in Early Canadian Letters” “The House that Isaac Built: The Architectures of Cultures and Identities in Canada; An Interdisciplinary Conference” May 14-15, 2013, Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

    2013

    “Roughing it in Bermuda: Susanna Strickland Moodie and the Black Diaspora” Association of American Geographers Annual Convention April 14-18, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

    2010

    “The Politics of Misrecognition: African Diaspora Theatrical Productions in Toronto” Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference: “Africa Matters” May 5-7, 2010, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

    2010

    “Clement Virgo’s Poor Boy’s Game as Canadian Racial Counter-narrative” “Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-narrative and Culture from Below in Canadian and Quebecois Literatures” May 1-2, 2009, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC

    2009

    “Afri-Can’t? The AfriCan Theatre Ensemble and the Limits of Canadian State Multiculturalism” “TransCanada II: Literatures, Institutions, Citizenship” October 11-14, 2007, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

    2007

    “A City of the Second Generation: Dionne Brand’s (Re)mapping of Toronto in What We All Long For” Invited By Professors Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott (Canada Research Chair in Social Justice and Cultural Studies, OISE). “No Language is Neutral: A Conference on Dionne Brand” October 13-14, 2006, Toronto, Canada

    2006

    “A City of the Second Generation: Dionne Brand’s (Re)mapping of Toronto in What We All Long For” Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences May 26-June 3, 2006, York University, Toronto, ON

    2006

    “(Im)Proper Hyphenations in Tessa McWatt’s Out of My Skin” “Caribbean Migrations: Negotiating Borders” July 18-22, 2005, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

    2005

    “Un/Settling Migrations: Citizenship, Kinship and the Second Generation in Post-immigrant Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Texts” “TransCanada: Literatures, Institutions, Citizenship” June 23-26, 2005, Wosk Centre For Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

    2005

    “Bodies of Resistance in Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon” Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Ninth International Conference: “Liberatory Poetics in Caribbean Writing: Gender and Nation Reconfigurations” April 26-30, 2004, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    2004

    “Confusions of Consanguinity: Questions of Legitimacy in Black Diasporic Cultural Production” Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada: “Examinations of Black Canada in a Changing National Context” March 19-20, 2004, York University, Toronto, ON

  • Opening keynote panel
  • 2004

    “Performing Post(-)Coloniality: Speculations on Punctuation” The University of Northampton/World Literature Written in English: “‘Inside the Whale’: The Postcolonial and Globalization” July 11-13, 2003, Northampton, England

    2003

    “Dionne Brand and Corporeal Commemorations” York University Centre for Feminist Research: “Diaspora, Memory, Silence” October 24-25, 2003, York University, Toronto, ON

    2003

    “The Nervous Conditions of Angela Weld Grimke’s Rachel” Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Conference: “American Empires” October 18-20, 2001, York University, Toronto, ON

    2001

    “National Spaces, Diasporic Movements: Paul Gilroy’s use of the Slave Ship Chronotope in The Black Atlantic” Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Conference: “Discourses of Diaspora” November 2-5, 2000, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

    2000

    Research Reports

    Publication
    Year

    Medovarski, A., Sanders, L. and Spotton Visano, B. (2015) . Is there a Best Fit? Assessing Alternative Entrance Pathways Into an Undergraduate Degree for Non-Traditional Students at York University. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

    2015

    Forthcoming

    Publication
    Year

    “Visual-Textual Superimpositions: Megan Morgan’s Photographic Representations of Susanna Strickland Moodie and Mary Prince.” Liminality: Five Artists at the Threshold. Ed. Megan Morgan et al. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2017).

    2017

    “Touring the Middle Passage: The Exhibition of Enslavement in Liverpool UK” American Studies Association Annual Convention November 9-12, 2017, Chicago IL, USA

    2017

    Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Writing

  • Advance contract with the University of Toronto Press

  • Other

    Publication
    Year

    Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. 2nd Ed. Eds. Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2006. 663 pp.

    2006

    Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. Eds. Nuzhat Amin, Frances Beer, Kathryn McPherson, Andrea Medovarski, Angela Miles and Goli Rezai-Rashti. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 1999. 543 pp.

    1999


    Current Courses

    Term Course Number Section Title Type
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas LECT
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas TUTR
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas TUTR


    Upcoming Courses

    Term Course Number Section Title Type
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas LECT
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas TUTR
    Winter 2021 GS/HUMA6129 3.0 M Black Diaspora Women’s Writing SEMR

    Andrea Medovarski is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Humanities at York University, specializing in Black diaspora cultural studies. An interdisciplinary scholar, her research focuses on situating Canada within the context of the Americas and exploring histories of transatlantic slavery and colonization. She has published extensively on black diasporic cultural productions with a particular focus on black Canadian literature and film, in book chapters and in journals such as TOPIA, Canadian Literature, Studies in Canadian Literature and The Journal of Postcolonial Writing. She has also published a book on the second-generation children of immigrants in black Canadian and black British women’s writing. Her current research agenda includes a SSHRC-funded project that explores cultural representations of the Middle Passage in diasporic literature, film and visual art from Canada, the US, the UK and the Caribbean. Deeply committed to access issues in postsecondary education, Dr. Medovarski has taught in various access/bridging programs at York and has also received HEQCO funding for her research on ‘nontraditional’ students. In addition, she serves on the editorial boards of the journal Canadian Woman Studies/les cahiers de la femme, and Inanna Publications, a feminist press.

    Degrees

    PhD, York University
    MA, York University
    BEd, Queen's University
    BA, Queen's University

    Professional Leadership

  • 2014-2017  - Senator, York University Senate One of 18 elected-at-large faculty representatives Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies.
  • 2016-Present  -  Department of Humanities Representative Council of the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University.
  • 2016-Present  -  Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies York University Godard Dissertation Prize Selection Committee.
  • 2017-Present  -  Executive Committee, Department of Humanities, York University, Faculty Representative.
  • 2017  -  Hiring Subcommittee of the Recruitment Committee, Department of Humanities, York University Faculty Representative, search for Canada 150 CRC in Black Diaspora thought and cultures.
  • Community Contributions

  • 2013-2014  - Co-president Wen-Do Women’s Self Defence, Toronto, ON.
  • 2010-2014  - Board of Directors Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence, Toronto, ON.
  • 2011-2015  - Instructor Wen-Do Women’s Self-Defence, Toronto, ON.
  • 1999-2001  - Literacy Tutor Parkdale Project Read, Toronto, ON.
  • Current Research Projects

    Unmanageable Stories: Cultural Representations of the Middle Passage

      Description:
    • A SSHRC-funded, comparative, book-length project that examines representations of the Middle Passage in novels, plays, poetry, visual art, and film from Canada, the US, the UK and the Caribbean. Main research questions include: How is the Middle Passage representable, and on what terms? Given the traumatic nature of the Middle Passage, how do artists/writers offer legibility to such a violent history and experience? And, what is the ethical purpose of creative texts (visual and literary) in doing this work?
    • Project Type: Funded
      Role: Principal Investigator

      Funders:
    • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
        Insight Development Grant

    • York University, Department of Faculty Relations
        Competitively awarded Contract Faculty Research Leave

    Documenting and Assessing Alternative Pathways to University for ‘Non-traditional’ Students

      Project Type: Funded
      Role: Co-Investigator

      Collaborator: Brenda Spotton Visano (principal investigator) and Leslie Sanders
      Funders:
      Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario
    Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Writing

      Project Type: Funded
      Funders:
      Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada
        Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


    All Publications


    Book Chapters

    Publication
    Year

    “‘I want you to live by the justice code’: Prisonization and Carceral Regimes in the films of Clement Virgo.” Screening Justice: Canadian Crime Films, Culture and Society, Ed. Steven Kohm, Sonia Bookman and Pauline Greenhill. Winnipeg: Fernwood, 2016. 242-58.

    2016

    “Preface.” Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. 2nd Ed. Eds. Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2006. Pp. ix-xiv.

    2006

    Book Reviews

    Publication
    Year

    Rev. of Scars by Cheryl Rainfield. Canadian Woman Studies. 28.1 (2010): 147-8.

    2010

    “Transformative Geographies.” Rev. article of Black Geographies and the Politics of Place, Ed. Katherine McKittrick and Clyde Woods, and Claiming Space: Racialization in Canadian Cities, Ed. Cheryl Teelucksingh. TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. 21 (2009): 210-15.

    2009

    Books

    Publication
    Year

    .

    2019

    Journal Articles

    Publication
    Year

    “Dionne Brand and Corporeal Commemorations.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. No Language is Neutral: A Special Issue on Dionne Brand. Eds. Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick, and Rinaldo Walcott. 34 (2015): 119-40.

    2015

    “Roughing it in Bermuda: Susanna Strickland Moodie, Mary Prince, Dionne Brand and the Black Diaspora.” Canadian Literature. 220 (2014): 94-114.

    2014

    “Currency and Cultural Consumption: Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes.” Studies in Canadian Literature. 38.2 (2013): 9-30.

    2013

    “‘Boxing Ain’t No Game’: Clement Virgo’s Poor Boy’s Game as Canadian Racial Counter-Narrative.” TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies. 22 (2009): 117-37.

    2009

    “‘I knew this was England’: Myths of Return in Andrea Levy’s Fruit of the Lemon.” MaComere. 8 (2006): 35-66.

    2006

    “Tessa McWatt’s Out of My Skin: ‘Belonging is what you give yourself’.” The Arts Journal. 2.1 (2005): 49-65.

    2005

    “Unstable Post(-)Colonialities: Speculations Through Punctuation.” World Literature Written in English. 39.2 (2003): 84-100.

    2003

    Conference Papers

    Publication
    Year

    “Women and the Middle Passage: Rupturing the Epistemologies of Modernity” National Women’s Studies Association Annual Convention November 10-13, 2016, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

    2016

    “The Black Diaspora and the Legacies of Thinglessness” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference October 27-30, 2016, University of Quebec at Montreal, Montreal QC

    2016

    “NourbeSe Philip’s Zong!: Middle Passages and Unmanageable Memory Work” American Studies Association Annual Convention October 8 to 11, 2015, Toronto, Canada

    2015

    “Longings for Remembrance: Textual Commemorations of the Middle Passage” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention April 30-May 5, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    2015

    “Reducing Barriers, Fostering Access, Developing Learner Identities: York’s Transition Year Program” Roundtable participant: “Rethinking Flexibility in Higher Education” Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention April 30-May 5, 2015, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    2015

    “Art and Unmanageability: The Middle Passage and Contemporary Carceral Logics” Association of American Geographers Annual Convention April 21-25, 2015, Chicago IL, USA

    2015

    “Visual/Textual Superimpositions: Photographic Representations of Susanna Strickland Moodie and Mary Prince” Universities Art Association of Canada Annual Conference November 5-7, 2015, NSCAD University, Halifax NS

    2015

    “‘I want you to live by the justice code’: Prisonization and Carceral Regimes in the films of Clement Virgo” (Roundtable Presentation) “Law and the Curated Body” March 26-28, 2015, Osgoode Hall Law School and School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design, York University, Toronto, ON

    2015

    “Genres Without Boundaries: Transatlantic Slavery and Cultural Representations of The Zong Massacre” Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences May 24-30, 2014, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

    2014

    “Currency and the Practices of Cultural Consumption: Lawrence Hill’s The Book of Negroes” Triennial Conference of the Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies: “‘The Current Unbroken/The Circuits Kept Open’: Connecting Cultures and the Commonwealth” August 5-9, 2013, Rodney Bay, St. Lucia

    2013

    “Lawrence Hill and the Alternate Economies of Black Canadian Literature” Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Conference: “Total Money Makeover: Culture and the Economization of Everything” October, 24-27, 2013, University of Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo, ON

    2013

    “Geographies of Desire: Blackness in Dominant Narratives of Canadianness” Inaugural Conference of the Black Canadian Studies Association: “Where are you from?” May 24-26, 2013, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

    2013

    “Erasures of Blackness in Early Canadian Letters” “The House that Isaac Built: The Architectures of Cultures and Identities in Canada; An Interdisciplinary Conference” May 14-15, 2013, Huron University College, University of Western Ontario, London, ON

    2013

    “Roughing it in Bermuda: Susanna Strickland Moodie and the Black Diaspora” Association of American Geographers Annual Convention April 14-18, 2010, Washington, D.C., USA

    2010

    “The Politics of Misrecognition: African Diaspora Theatrical Productions in Toronto” Canadian Association of African Studies Annual Conference: “Africa Matters” May 5-7, 2010, Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

    2010

    “Clement Virgo’s Poor Boy’s Game as Canadian Racial Counter-narrative” “Contested Spaces: Conflict, Counter-narrative and Culture from Below in Canadian and Quebecois Literatures” May 1-2, 2009, University of Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC

    2009

    “Afri-Can’t? The AfriCan Theatre Ensemble and the Limits of Canadian State Multiculturalism” “TransCanada II: Literatures, Institutions, Citizenship” October 11-14, 2007, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON

    2007

    “A City of the Second Generation: Dionne Brand’s (Re)mapping of Toronto in What We All Long For” Invited By Professors Dina Georgis, Katherine McKittrick and Rinaldo Walcott (Canada Research Chair in Social Justice and Cultural Studies, OISE). “No Language is Neutral: A Conference on Dionne Brand” October 13-14, 2006, Toronto, Canada

    2006

    “A City of the Second Generation: Dionne Brand’s (Re)mapping of Toronto in What We All Long For” Canadian Association of Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies Annual Conference, Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences May 26-June 3, 2006, York University, Toronto, ON

    2006

    “(Im)Proper Hyphenations in Tessa McWatt’s Out of My Skin” “Caribbean Migrations: Negotiating Borders” July 18-22, 2005, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON

    2005

    “Un/Settling Migrations: Citizenship, Kinship and the Second Generation in Post-immigrant Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Texts” “TransCanada: Literatures, Institutions, Citizenship” June 23-26, 2005, Wosk Centre For Dialogue, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

    2005

    “Bodies of Resistance in Dionne Brand’s At the Full and Change of the Moon” Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars Ninth International Conference: “Liberatory Poetics in Caribbean Writing: Gender and Nation Reconfigurations” April 26-30, 2004, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    2004

    “Confusions of Consanguinity: Questions of Legitimacy in Black Diasporic Cultural Production” Centre for the Study of Black Cultures in Canada: “Examinations of Black Canada in a Changing National Context” March 19-20, 2004, York University, Toronto, ON

  • Opening keynote panel
  • 2004

    “Performing Post(-)Coloniality: Speculations on Punctuation” The University of Northampton/World Literature Written in English: “‘Inside the Whale’: The Postcolonial and Globalization” July 11-13, 2003, Northampton, England

    2003

    “Dionne Brand and Corporeal Commemorations” York University Centre for Feminist Research: “Diaspora, Memory, Silence” October 24-25, 2003, York University, Toronto, ON

    2003

    “The Nervous Conditions of Angela Weld Grimke’s Rachel” Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Conference: “American Empires” October 18-20, 2001, York University, Toronto, ON

    2001

    “National Spaces, Diasporic Movements: Paul Gilroy’s use of the Slave Ship Chronotope in The Black Atlantic” Canadian Association of American Studies Annual Conference: “Discourses of Diaspora” November 2-5, 2000, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON

    2000

    Research Reports

    Publication
    Year

    Medovarski, A., Sanders, L. and Spotton Visano, B. (2015) . Is there a Best Fit? Assessing Alternative Entrance Pathways Into an Undergraduate Degree for Non-Traditional Students at York University. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.

    2015

    Forthcoming

    Publication
    Year

    “Visual-Textual Superimpositions: Megan Morgan’s Photographic Representations of Susanna Strickland Moodie and Mary Prince.” Liminality: Five Artists at the Threshold. Ed. Megan Morgan et al. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2017).

    2017

    “Touring the Middle Passage: The Exhibition of Enslavement in Liverpool UK” American Studies Association Annual Convention November 9-12, 2017, Chicago IL, USA

    2017

    Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Writing

  • Advance contract with the University of Toronto Press

  • Other

    Publication
    Year

    Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. 2nd Ed. Eds. Andrea Medovarski and Brenda Cranney. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 2006. 663 pp.

    2006

    Canadian Woman Studies: An Introductory Reader. Eds. Nuzhat Amin, Frances Beer, Kathryn McPherson, Andrea Medovarski, Angela Miles and Goli Rezai-Rashti. Toronto: Inanna Publications, 1999. 543 pp.

    1999


    Current Courses

    Term Course Number Section Title Type
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas LECT
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas TUTR
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas TUTR


    Upcoming Courses

    Term Course Number Section Title Type
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas LECT
    Fall/Winter 2020 AP/HUMA1300 9.0 A Cultures of Resistance in the Americas TUTR
    Winter 2021 GS/HUMA6129 3.0 M Black Diaspora Women’s Writing SEMR