Christina Sharpe is the author of In the Wake: On Blackness and Being—named by the Guardian as one of the best books of 2016—and Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects. She is currently Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Department of Humanities, at York University, in Toronto. Her next book, ORDINARY NOTES, is forthcoming from FSG in April 2023.
The James Weldon Johnson Memorial Lecture is organized by Beinecke Library in conjunction with the Department of African American Studies at Yale. Each year, we invite a distinguished scholar in the field of African American Studies to deliver a lecture on a topic of their choosing.