Carl E. James holds the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora in the Faculty of Education; and is also the Senior Advisor on Equity & Representation in the Office of the VP of Equity, People and Culture at York University, Toronto. His research interests include examination of the ways in which accessible and equitable opportunities in education and employment – as informed by the regulations, policies, programs and practices of governments and institutions – structure the lived experiences, educational trajectories, and social outcomes of marginalized and racialized Canadians. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC) –Academy of Social Sciences, he received an Honorary Doctorate (Education) from Uppsala University, Sweden, the 2022 Killam Prize for Social Sciences, and many other scholarly, teaching and community awards. Among the dozens of books and book chapters (as well as journal articles) he has authored and coauthored, are his most recent: “Colour Matters”: Essays on the Experiences, Education and Pursuits of Black Youth (UoT, 2021) and First-Generation Student Experiences in Higher Education: Counterstories. (Routledge, 2022).
Carl E. James
Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community & Diaspora, Faculty of Education,
Senior Advisor on Equity & Representation, York University