Afua Cooper is an award-winning scholar, artist and activist whose research on slavery, abolition, freedom, Black education, and women studies across Canada has made her a leading figure in African Canadian studies. Her book, The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Slavery in Canada and the Burning of Old Montreal broke new ground in the study of Canadian and Atlantic slavery. Angelique was nominated for a Governor-General’s award and named by the CBC as one of the best books published in Canada. A recognized poet, spoken word artist, and wordsmaestra, Dr. Cooper has published six books of poetry and served as Halifax’s 7th Poet Laureate. Winner of the Portia White Prize for her contributions to the cultural arts in Nova Scotia, Dr. Cooper currently teaches in the History Department, Dalhousie University, with cross-appointments in Sociology and Social Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies.
Women & Gender Studies Institute, Women & Gender Studies Student Union, New College