MJ Rwigema

Dr. Marie-Jolie (MJ) Rwigema (she/they) is assistant professor in Applied Human Sciences at Concordia University in Montreal. MJ’s work draws from twenty years of community practice with Black, racialized, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities. Her work focuses on the interlinkages between resistance, political voice, and recovery from racial trauma. She is the co-director of a SSHRC-RGDI project titled Community-centered knowledges: fostering Black wellness in Montreal and the PI of a SSHRC-Connection project titled Resisting white supremacist violence against Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities. MJ enjoys fiction, writing, meditating, and creating spaces of care in community.