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Grace Adeniyi Ogunyankin

Assistant Professor

Degrees:Ph.D. (York), M.P.A. and B.A.Hons (Queen's University)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8202
Office:1406 Dunton Tower

Research Interests

My current book project, The Prophetic Spectacular?: Global Urbanism, Identity and Africa’s Rise, examines the “Africa Rising” discourse and its impact upon everyday urban life, urban revitalization projects, and popular culture. I am particularly interested in the ways in which the “Africa Rising” discourse produces, and relies on, particular ideas about race, gender, ability, and heteronormativity. My other research interests include new cities in sub-Saharan Africa, critical race theory, postcolonial and transnational feminisms, postcolonial urbanisms, global political economy of development, gender and urban development planning, social justice and the city, African postcolonial literature, sexuality and urban space in Africa, and gender, development and NGOs.