As the seventh poet laureate, Dr. Afua Cooper serves a two-year term as an ambassador and advocate for literacy, literature and the arts. She will reflect the vitality of the community through appearances and readings of poetry at civic events and activities.

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Research & Activism

Research Topics:

Social justice and inequality   |   African diaspora   |   Body and embodiment   |   Critical race theory   |   Decolonizing studies and methodologies   |   Gender   | Slavery, abolition and freedom   |   Africa   |   Black Canada

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Through her outstanding work and practice as a poet and academic, Afua worked on and curated numerous exhibitions, focusing on African Canadian culture, Black women’s history, gender, slavery, abolition, and freedom…

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