PhD, McMaster University
Phanuel Antwi is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literatures. In 2022 he was named Canada Research Chair in Black Arts and Epistemologies. He writes, researches, and teaches critical black studies; settler colonial studies; black Atlantic and diaspora studies; Canadian literature and culture since 1830; critical race, gender, and sexuality studies; and material cultures. He has published articles in Interventions, Affinities, and Studies in Canadian Literature, and he is completing a book-length project titled “Currencies of Blackness: Faithfulness, Cheerfulness and Politeness in Settler Writing.”
- “Dub Poetry as a Black Atlantic Body Archive.” Small Axe 19.3 (November 2015): 65-83.
- With Veronica Austen. “Cocreation in an uncertain world: An interview with M. NourbeSe Philip.” Jacket 2. (Sept 2013). (https://jacket2.org/interviews/cocreation-uncertain-world)
- “A Lack of Public Memory: A Public Memory of Lack.” Trans/acting Culture, Writing, and Memory: Essays in Honour of Barbara Godard. Ray Ellenwood, Jennifer Henderson, Eva Karpinski and Ian Sowton (Eds.). Wilfrid Laurier University Press, May 2013. 119-147.
- With Sarah Brophy, Helene Strauss, and Y-Dang Troeung. “Postcolonial Intimacies: Gatherings, Disruptions, Departures.” Special Issue. “Postcolonial Intimacies.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 15.1 (March 2013). 1-9.
- With Sarah Brophy, Helene Strauss, and Y-Dang Troeung. “’Not without ambivalence’: An Interview with Sara Ahmed on Postcolonial Intimacies.” Special Issue. “Postcolonial Intimacies.” Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 15.1 (March 2013). 110-126.
- With Amber Dean. “Unfixing Imaginings of the City: Art Gentrification, & Cultures of Surveillance.” Affinities: A Journal of Radical Theory, Culture, & Action 4.2 (Fall 2010): 17-27.
- “Dub Revolushun.” PRECIPICe: A Literary Journal 3.1-2 (2009): 22-33.
- “Rough Play: Reading Black Masculinity in Austin Clarke’s ‘Sometimes a Motherless Child’ and Dionne Brand’s What We All Long For.” Studies in Canadian Literature 34.2 (2009): 194-222.