Daniel McNeil (Ph.D. History, University of Toronto, 2007) will be the first person to hold the Visiting Public Humanities Faculty Fellowship. He brings to the position many years of experience nurturing interdisciplinary communities, fostering innovations in pedagogy, and leading public outreach work in Canada (as an Associate Professor of History at Carleton University and Visiting Professor in the Department of the Humanities at York University), the United States (as Ida B. Wells-Barnett Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University), and the United Kingdom (as Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Hull and Newcastle University).

At the Jackman Humanities Institute, McNeil will build upon his award-winning teaching, research and outreach work on Black identities that work within, across, outside and against the nation-state. Two of the research projects at the intersection of environmental humanities and critical race studies that McNeil will pursue are Migration and Stereotypes in Performance and Culture (co-edited with Y. Meerzon and D. Dean) and How Culture Lives: An Unofficial History of Multiculturalism and Shy Elitism.

Learn more about the Fellowship from the Jackman Humanities Institute website.