Mariba Douglas

I am pursuing my PhD through the department of Geography & Planning at the University of Toronto.  My research examines pressing issues within institutions of higher education, and it examines how racialized, classed and gendered processes are profoundly spatialized ones.  In particular, I am interested in the history and expansion of equity, diversity and social inclusion initiatives and the persistence of anti-Blackness on campus.  The abundance and depth of Black energy, that has given way to a multitude of interventions and has highlighted the importance of Black placemaking on Canadian campuses, informs my methods of inquiry.

My contribution to University Worlds pertains to the histories of activism and resistance of Black students, staff, faculty, community members and allies, and their efforts at transformation.