Meet Njoki Nathani Wane Special Adviser on Status of Women at University of Toronto as  Co-Director of Centre for Integrative Anti-Racist Research Studies (CIARS), at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.  For the last twenty years she has been researching, writing and teaching in the areas of Black feminisms in Canada, African feminisms, African indigenous knowledges, anti-racist education in teacher education, African women and spirituality, and ethno-medicine. She has published widely in journals and anthologies in the areas of African women and indigenous knowledge, Black Canadian feminisms; African women and spirituality, anti-colonial thought and ethno-medicine.  Her co-edited books (with Energy Manyimo & Eric Ritskes)  Spirituality, Education & Society: An Integrated Approach and The Politics of Cultural Knowledge (with Arlo Kempf and Marlon Simmons) were published by Sense Publications in 2011. Other recent publications include: Wane, Reading Fanon Differently: Black Canadian Perspectives. In George Dei (Ed) Fanon and the Counterinsurgency of Education (2010). Wane & Sutherland (2010) African and Caribbean Indigenous Healing Practices and their Relevance to Counselling and Psychotherapy: Research Findings from Kenya & Grenada. In Moodley & Anthony George. Alternative Counseling & Healing. Wane, N. Traditional Healing Practices: Conversations with Herbalists in Kenya (2010), In Dip Kapoor & Edward Shizha. In Contemporary Asian and African Indigenous Knowledge and Learning: Essentialisms, Continuities and Change. Malgrave MacMillan.  Grandmothers: Othermothering Responsibilities in Kenya rural Communities, in the Journal of Revista De Investigacion Social (2011);  Black Canadian Feminism Thought: perspectives on equity and diversity in the academy. Indigenous Education and Cultural Resistance: a Decolonizing Project (2009), Curriculum Inquiry; Journal Race Ethnicity and Education.12 (1). 65-77 (2009): and Mapping the Field of Indigenous Knowledge in Anti-Colonial discourse: A Transformative Journey in Education. Journal of Race, Ethnicity and Education. Vol 11 No.2. (2008).



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