History at Huron is pleased to announce that Deirdre McCorkindale has been awarded the 2021-22 Huron Doctoral Research Fellowship in African Canadian History.
Deirdre McCorkindale holds a B.A. and M.A. from Western, and is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at Queen’s University. Her research is focused on the 20th-century Black community in Chatham, and the traumatic history of race-based intelligence testing in the Kent County school system in the 1930s. As the Huron Research Fellow in African Canadian History, she will participate in the work of the Huron Community History Centre, sharing research findings with students in courses on British and British imperial history, and giving a public lecture at Huron in 2022.
The Research Fellowship in African Canadian History supports Huron’s institutional commitment to address anti-Black racism in the historical context of the British Empire, and builds on Huron History’s established program of innovative teaching and research on the histories of enslavement, emancipation, and movements for racial justice in Canada.
In addition to a research stipend to support dissertation work, the fellowship provides up to $5000 for a Huron History undergraduate student Research Assistant to be supervised by the African Canadian History Fellowship recipient.