Handel Wright

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Department of Educational Studies (EDST)





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Handel Wright

Handel Kashope Wright is Professor in the Department of Educational Studies and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education.  He is co-editor of the book series African and Diasporic Cultural Studies (University of Toronto Press), Associate Editor of Critical Arts and serves on the editorial board of several cultural studies and education journals including the International Journal of Cultural Studies; the European Journal of Cultural Studies; Topia; the Canadian Journal of Education and Postcolonial Studies in Education. He has published extensively on continental and diasporic African cultural studies, cultural studies of education, critical multiculturalism, anti-racist education, qualitative research and curriculum theorizing.
His current research is on the viability of multiculturalism after the “death” of multiculturalism, successor regimes to multiculturalism (transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, diaspora, interculturalism) and on youth identity and belonging in (post)multicultural contexts.

Primary Recipient Awards

Handel Wright – Early Career Scholars – 2006

Co-Principal Investigator Awards

Uchenna Okeja – International Exchanges – 2018