CAAS Elections 2022: Nominee BiosPublished on May 10, 2022
Nominations for Vice-President
Dr Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin
My name is Grace Adeniyi-Ogunyankin. I am an Assistant Professor and the Canada Research Chair in Youth and African Urban Futures at Queen’s University (Kingston, Canada). I am a feminist scholar who is interested in place-making and subjectivity through the study of African urbanisms and popular culture. In my ethnographic study of African urbanisms, I am primarily interested in how local engagements with the Africa Rising discourse and global aspects of the neoliberal political economy work together to (re)produce spatial and social inequalities and provoke resistance in African cities. My research focus on popular culture explores the issues of race and representation; subjectivity and belonging; and the use of Afrofuturism in geographic projects that address the colonial politics of difference.
Proposed Contributions to CAAS
- Strengthening CAAS as a space for building and sustaining collaborative and integrative research with members at different stages of their careers, and with non-academic bodies;
- Expanding CAAS’s mentorship, professional development opportunities, and advocacy programing for junior scholars;
- Consolidating and nurturing CAAS’s relationship with academic communities outside of CAAS;
- Cultivating spaces for non-academics to participate in CAAS; and
- Advancing additional opportunities for CAAS events with CAAS members and the wider community.
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