Robyn Maynard is an Assistant Professor of Black Feminisms in Canada at the University of Toronto Scarborough in the Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, with a graduate appointment in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the St. George Campus. She is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the Present (Fernwood, 2017), a national bestseller designated as one of the “best 100 books of 2017” by the Hill Times, winner of the 2017 Errol Sharpe Book Prize and shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award, the Concordia University First Book Prize and the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-fiction. Her second monograph, Rehearsals for Living (Knopf/Haymarket, 2022), was co-authored with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson and was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award and designated one of CBC’s Best Canadian non-fiction books of 2022. She holds the 2018 Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQI* Emerging Writers. She has published writing in the Washington Post, World Policy Journal, the Toronto Star, TOPIA: Canadian Journal of Cultural Studies, Canadian Woman Studies, Critical Ethnic Studies Journal, Scholar & Feminist Journal, and a number of peer-reviewed book anthologies. Maynard’s research and teaching focus on transnational Black feminist thought and Black social movements, policing, borders and carceral studies, Black-Indigenous histories and praxis, Black Canadian studies, as well as abolitionist and anti-colonial methodologies.


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