Carl James

As the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora at York University and former Director of the York Centre for Education & Community, he teaches in the Faculty of Education and in the Graduate Program in Sociology and Social Work. His training is in Sociology, and he received an Honorary Doctorate (2006) from Uppsala University, Sweden, where he taught in the Department of Education from 1997-2012. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, he is one of six Education Advisors to the Minister of Education and Premier of Ontario.

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Edward Jones-Imhotep

Edward Jones-Imhotep is a historian of the social and cultural life of machines, focusing on the intertwined histories of technology, trust, and social order in modern Europe and North America. He is co-developer of artifact-based methods for historical research in visual and aural culture. His research uses the historical study of technology as a lens for exploring the place of machines and machine behavior in the social and cultural fabric of modern societies.

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Caitlin Fisher

Directs the Augmented Reality Lab at York University. She held the Canada Research Chair in Digital Culture for the past decade. A 2013 Fulbright Chair, Fisher is the recipient of many international awards for digital storytelling including the International Electronic Literature Organization Award for Fiction and the Vinaròs Prize for AR poetry. Her research-creation explores the potential of using emerging technologies to tell compelling stories that matter and sharing these tools with new users.

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Andrea Davis

Andrea Davis is a specialist in the literatures and cultures of the Black Americas. She is appointed to  the graduate programs in English, Interdisciplinary Studies, and Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies. As a literary and cultural theorist, her research focuses on the literary productions of black women in the Americas and on constructions of youth culture, gender and sexuality.

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Tunde Babawale

Educated at the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University) he studied History and International Relations. In 2006. the Federal Government of Nigeria appointed  him  Director General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilization (CBAAC), a position he retained until 2014. His activities transformed CBAAC into an international cultural agency that houses important artistic documentation, including the materials produced at FESTAC 77, the second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture.

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