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Phanuel Antwi


Assistant Professor, UBC, Vancouver, BC.
Bachelor of Arts (English), 2004

Phanuel Antwi graduated with an English degree from the University of Guelph in 2004, and earned an MA in 2006 and a Ph.D in English and Cultural Studies in 2011 from McMaster University. Travelling to our country's East Coast in 2011, Phanuel accepted his first Assistant Professor position at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Going from one coast of Canada to the other, in 2014 Phanuel became an Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia where he currently teaches courses in gender, race, sexuality, social justice and English. Phanuel's research interests include: Canadian literature cultural studies, gender and sexuality and postcolonial literatures, settler colonial studies and black Atlantic and diaspora studies. He is working on a project titled "Currencies of Blackness: Faithfulness, Cheerfulness and Politeness in Settler Writing."

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.