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Ola Mohammed

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Department of Humanities

Assistant Professor

Office: Founders 131
Ext: 22869 Email: olam555@yorku.ca


Ola Mohammed specializes in interdisciplinary research exploring Black cultural production, Black social life and Black being as sites of possibility. Her dissertation, The Black Nowhere: The Social and Cultural Politics of Listening to Black Canada(s), examines the sonic dimension of anti-Blackness in Canada; her research interests include Black Popular Music, Black Studies, Sound Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performance Theory and Digital Culture. Ola Mohammed has an extensive background in student activism, is a founding member of the York Black Graduate Students’ Collective which advocated and worked to implement Black Studies/ Black Canadian Studies at York at the undergraduate and graduate level and is looking forward to continue to contribute to the development of Black Studies at York as a faculty member.

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Degrees

PhD Social and Political Thought, York University
MA Popular Culture, Brock University
BA, Combined Honours English, Cultural Studies and Anthropology, McMaster University

Research Interests

, Black Studies, Black Popular Music and Sound Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performance Theory and Digital Culture

Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 AP/CLTR3318 3.0 A Black Popular Culture ONLN
Fall 2022 AP/HUMA3302 3.0 A Black Women's Fugitivity SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2023 AP/HUMA4307 3.0 M Black Toronto Sounds SEMR
Winter 2023 AP/CLTR3318 3.0 M Black Popular Culture SEMR


Ola Mohammed specializes in interdisciplinary research exploring Black cultural production, Black social life and Black being as sites of possibility. Her dissertation, The Black Nowhere: The Social and Cultural Politics of Listening to Black Canada(s), examines the sonic dimension of anti-Blackness in Canada; her research interests include Black Popular Music, Black Studies, Sound Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performance Theory and Digital Culture. Ola Mohammed has an extensive background in student activism, is a founding member of the York Black Graduate Students’ Collective which advocated and worked to implement Black Studies/ Black Canadian Studies at York at the undergraduate and graduate level and is looking forward to continue to contribute to the development of Black Studies at York as a faculty member.

Degrees

PhD Social and Political Thought, York University
MA Popular Culture, Brock University
BA, Combined Honours English, Cultural Studies and Anthropology, McMaster University

Research Interests

, Black Studies, Black Popular Music and Sound Studies, Diaspora Studies, Performance Theory and Digital Culture


Current Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Fall 2022 AP/CLTR3318 3.0 A Black Popular Culture ONLN
Fall 2022 AP/HUMA3302 3.0 A Black Women's Fugitivity SEMR


Upcoming Courses

Term Course Number Section Title Type
Winter 2023 AP/HUMA4307 3.0 M Black Toronto Sounds SEMR
Winter 2023 AP/CLTR3318 3.0 M Black Popular Culture SEMR