Faculty Profile: Funké Aladejebi

Funké Aladejebi

Assistant Professor, Department of History

Aladejebi Funke.Funké Aladejebi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History.

Aladejebi is a scholar of the 20th century with a specialization in Black Canadian history. Her work explores the importance of Black Canadian women in sustaining their communities and preserving a distinct Black identity within restrictive gender and racial barriers. She has been involved in a variety of community engagement and social justice initiatives in Toronto and her research interests are in oral history, the history of education in Canada, Black feminist thought and transnationalism.

Prior to her arrival at U of T, Aladejebi held the inaugural Wendy J. Robbins Professorship in Gender and Women Studies at the University of New Brunswick. She holds a PhD in history from York University, a master of arts degree from York University, as well as a bachelor of arts and bachelor of education from the University of Windsor.

Her forthcoming book, Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers, explores the intersections of race, gender and access in Canadian educational institutions. She is also currently co-editing a collection entitled, Unsettling the Great White North: African Canadian History.

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