Rinaldo Walcott

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Sociology and Equity Studies, OISE
Affiliated Faculty, CSUS


Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor St. W., 12th floor


Rinaldo Walcott is the Director of Women and Gender Studies Institute and an Associate Professor at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education both at University of Toronto. His research is in the area of Black Diaspora Cultural Studies, gender and sexuality.

research interests

Black diaspora cultural studies


Ph.D. University of Toronto (OISE), 1996
M.A. University of Toronto (OISE), 1993
B.A (Hon.) York University, 1990

awards and distinctions

Canada Research Chair. OISE/UT, 2002,
York University, Faculty of Arts Research Fellowship, 1998/99 Project Title: Rethinking the Black Diaspora: Black Studies, Canadian Studies and the Limits of a Paradigm, 1998/99
Writer-in-Residence, Vancouver International Writers Festival and the Writing and Publishing Program, School of Continuing Education, Simon Fraser University (Awarded for Black Like Who?), 1998 (October)

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