Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2024-25

April 16, 2024 by Sonja Johnston

The JHI is excited to announce our 2024-25 Distinguished Visiting Fellow⁠—Katherine McKittrick, Professor of Gender Studies and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston. She will join us from October 7 to October 18, 2024 during our theme year Undergrounds/Underworlds.

Katherine McKittrick researches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, the arts, and critical-creative methodologies. McKittrick's research and writing centers black life—as empirical, experiential, spatial, and analytical processes—while also drawing attention to how black creative texts are expressive of anti-colonial politics. She is the author of  Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle, editor of Sylvia Wynter: On Being Human as Praxis, and co-editor (with Clyde Woods) of Black Geographies and the Politics of Place. Her most recent work includes, Dear Science and Other Stories, Trick Not Telos (in collaboration with Lyse Hébert, Liz Ikriko and Cristian Ordóñez), 20 Dreams (with Cristian Ordóñez) and the tryptic honouring NourbeSe Philip, On the Declension of Beauty.  She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.