Thinking While Black: Online Book Launch

Join us for the online launch of Thinking While Black: Translating the Politics and Popular Culture of a Rebel Generation by Daniel McNeil.

Drawing on an eclectic mix of archival research, politics, film theory, and pop culture, Daniel McNeil examines two of the most celebrated and controversial Black thinkers working today, Armond White and Paul Gilroy. Spanning continents and decades of rebellion and revolution, Thinking While Black takes us on a transatlantic journey through the radical movements that rocked against racism in 1970s Detroit and Birmingham, the rhythms of everyday life in 1980s London and New York, and the hype and hostility generated by Oscar-winning films like 12 Years a Slave.

For this book launch, Daniel McNeil will be joined in conversation by Kamari Clarke, Katherine McKittrick, and Armond White; the discussion will be moderated by Adrian Harewood.


Daniel McNeil, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies and the Queen’s National Scholar Chair in Black Studies, Queen’s University

Kamari Clarke, Distinguished Professor at the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies and the Centre for Diaspora & Transnational Studies, University of Toronto

Katherine McKittrick, Professor in the Department of Gender Studies and Canada Research Chair in Black Studies, Queen’s University

Armond White, American film and music critic

Adrian Harewood, Canadian journalist and Associate Professor, Journalism and Communication, Carleton University

Register for the event on Eventbrite. Stream on our YouTube channel.

This event is co-sponsored by Another Story Bookshop.