As part of its on-going Equity Seminar Series, the Faculty of Environmental Studies and Accessibility, Community and Equity@York proudly present:

Troubling Territories:

Poetics, politics and the queerness of place 

A lecture & dialogue on racialized geographies, visual and performance art, and activism with

Professor Katherine McKittrick

Gender Studies, Queen’s University

who will present a talk titled

 On Recursive Racial Codes and the
Poetics of Black Science


12:45p – 2:30p

Health, Nursing, Environmental Studies Building (HNES)

Room 140

York University

4700 Keele Street

Toronto, Ontario

ASL interpretation will be provided.
The venue is wheelchair accessible.


Professor McKittrick’s talk will be followed by responses from Farrah Miranda (Migrant Justice activist, artist and MES candidate) and Camille Turner , Performance Artist and Adjunct faculty, New College, University of Toronto.

This event is presented with the generous support of CUPE 3903, Centre for Feminist Research, Graduate Program in Gender Feminist and Women’s Studies, the City Institute at York University, and the Departments of Geography and Sociology.

Katherine McKittrick is Associate Professor in Gender Studies at Queen. She researches and teaches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, cultural geographies and gender studies. Her research is interdisciplinary and attends to the links between epistemological narrative, social justice, and creative texts. Her forthcoming monograph, Dear Science, supported in part by a SSHRC Insight Grant, will look at the promise of science in black poetry, music, and visual art. Part of her ongoing research program is on the writings of Sylvia Wynter. She is also editor atAntipode.


Paul Bailey, MES Candidate,
Honor Ford-Smith, FES,
Darren Patrick, PhD candidate, FES
[Please contact Darren with questions or requests regarding event accessibility.]