PO Box 15000, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada B3H 4R2
- Slavery, abolition and freedom
- Global Memorialization of the Slave Trade
- Universities, Slavery, and Race
- Black Canada
- Black Women and Diaspora
- Black Literatures, Oratures, and Cultural Practices
- Gender and Women's Studies
- Sociology and Social Anthropology
- BA, University of Toronto
- MA, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
- PhD, University of Toronto
Afua Cooper was the former James Robinson Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies 2011- 2017. Her research interests are African Canadian studies, with specific regard to the period of enslavement and emancipation in 18th and 19th century Canada and the Black Atlantic; African-Nova Scotian history; political consciousness; community building and culture; slavery’s aftermath; Black youth studies.
Dr. Cooper founded the Black Canadian Studies Association (BCSA), which she currently chairs. Read about its first conference here.
- Forthcoming. 'Voices Heard Over the River: Henry and Mary Bibb, and the Role of the Black Press in the Underground Railroad Abolitionist Movements,' in A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Freedom and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderlands, eds. Karolyn Smardz and Veta Tucker (Detroit: Wayne State University Press).
- 2009. 'A New Biography of the African Diaspora: The Odyssey of Marie-Joseph Angelique, Black Portuguese Slave Woman in New France, 1725-1734,' in Darlene Clark Hine, ed. Global Conversations: New Scholarship on the History of Black Peoples (University of Illinois Press), p. 46-73.
- 2007. 'Unsilencing the Past: memorializing Four Hundred Years of African Canadian History,' in David Divine, ed. Multiple Lenses: Voices from the Diaspora Located in Canada (UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), p. 11-22.
- 2007. 'Acts of Resistance: Black Men and Women Engage Slavery in Upper Canada, 1793-1803,' Ontario History 99, 1: 5-17.
2006. The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal (Toronto: HarperCollins). Published in French in 2007 as La Pendaison d’Angelique. Translated by André Couture. (Montréal: Les Éditions de L’Homme). Published in the USA in 2007 by the University of Georgia Press.
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