Christina Sharpe

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Christina Sharpe is a scholar of English literature and Black Studies. Her academic research focuses Black visual studies, Black queer studies, and mid-nineteenth century to contemporary African-American Literature and Culture.[1]


She is most well-known for her books In the Wake: On Blackness and Being[2] and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects.[3] She is currently a professor at York University's department of humanities in the newly-created Black Canadian Studies certificate program.[4] Her forthcoming publications include a critical introduction to Collected Poems of Dionne Brand (1982-2010) as well as a monograph: Black. Still. Life.[4]


  1. ^ "Christina Sharpe - Faculty of Community Services - Ryerson University". Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  2. ^ Elizabeth,, Sharpe, Christina. In the wake : on Blackness and being. Durham. ISBN 9780822362838. OCLC 940520601.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  3. ^ Elizabeth., Sharpe, Christina (2010). Monstrous intimacies : making post-slavery subjects. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. ISBN 9780822345916. OCLC 574955806.
  4. ^ a b "Christina Sharpe, leading scholar in Black Diaspora Studies, joins Black Studies program at York University | Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies". Retrieved 2018-10-25.