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Name: Handel Wright
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About Prof Handel Wright

Handel Kashope Wright has been variously Canada Research Chair of Comparative Cultural Studies and David Lam Chair of Multicultural Education and is currently Professor and Director of the Centre for Culture, Identity and Education, University of British Columbia   Prof. Wright is co-editor of the book series African and Diasporic Cultural Studies (University of Toronto), and editorial board member of several other book series including Radial Cultural Studies (Rowan and Littlefield); Critical Perspectives on Theory, Culture and Politics (Rowan and Littlefield) and Cultural Pluralism, Democracy and Education (Sense).  He is Associate Editor of the media and cultural studies journal, 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, the Canadian Journal of Education and Postcolonial Studies in Education.  He is the author of A Prescience of African Cultural Studies (Peter Lang Publications, 2004) and 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 recent co-edited books include Africa, Cultural Studies and Difference (co-edited with Keyan Tomaselli, Routledge, 2011); Transnationalism and Cultural Studies (co-edited with Meaghan Morris, Routledge, 2012) Precarious International Multicultural Education (co-edited with Michael Singh and Richard Race, Sense Publications, 2012) and The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent and Beyond (co-edited with Boulou de B’beri and Nina Reid Maroney, University of Toronto Press, 2014).  His current work is on youth and belonging in (post)multicultural communities and issues of African and Black identity and identification and includes a special issue on the Worldliness of Stuart Hall (International Journal of Cultural Studies, 2016) and Black British Columbia: Past and Present (co-edited with Afua Cooper, Fernwood Press, forthcoming).




De B’beri, B., Reid-Maroney, N. & Wright, H.K. (Eds.). (2014). The Promised Land?  History and

Historiography of Black Experience in Chatham-Kent’s Settlements and Beyond.  Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Wright, H.K., Singh, M. & Race, R. (Eds.). (2012). Precarious international multicultural education: Hegemony, dissent and rising alternatives. Sense Publishers.

Wright, H.K. & Abdi, A. (Eds.). (2012). The Dialectics of African Education and Western Discourses: Appropriation, Ambivalence and Alternatives.  New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Wright, H.K. & Morris, M. (Eds.). (2012). Transnationalism and cultural studies. London & New York: Routledge.

Tomaselli, K.G. & Wright, H.K. (Eds.). (2011). Africa, Cultural Studies and Difference. London & New York: Routledge.

Wright, H.K. (2004). A Prescience of African Cultural Studies: The future of literature studies in Africa is not what  it was. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.