Andrea Davis

Professor, Department of Humanities, York University.

Dr. Davis's research focuses on the literary productions of black women in the Americas. She is particularly interested in the intersections of the literatures of the Caribbean, the United States and Canada and her work encourages an intertextual cross-cultural dialogue about black women's experiences in diaspora. Her publications include Jamaica in the Canadian Experience: A Multiculturalizing Presence (2012), co-edited with Carl James. The anthology charts the political, economic, historical and cultural connections between Canada and Jamaica. She is also currently working on a comparative study that theorizes the complex ways in which gender, place and voice intersect in black women's discursive practices.

Country(ies) or Region(s) of Specialization: Jamaica, Canada, Caribbean diaspora in Canada

Keywords: Race and Racism , Caribbean, African American and Black Canadian Literatures and Theatre, Social Histories of the African Diaspora, Black Cultural and Feminist Studies, Youth Violence, Equity in Education