Katherine McKittrick is Professor of Gender Studies at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario. She teaches in the areas of black studies, anti-colonial studies, cultural geographies and gender studies. Her research is interdisciplinary and attends to the links between epistemological narrative, social justice, and creative texts. Her forthcoming monograph, Dear Science, supported in part by a SSHRC Insight Grant, will look at the promise of science in black poetry, music, and visual art. Katherine also researches the writings of Sylvia Wynter, with part of this work being put forth in her edited collection, Yours in the Intellectual Struggle: On Sylvia Wynter and the Realization of the Living, contracted by Duke University Press. She authored Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle, (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2006) and co-edited, with the late Clyde Woods, Black Geographies and the Politics of Place (Toronto and Cambridge, MA: Between the Lines Press/South End Press). Additional publications can be found in Small Axe, Mosaic, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, Gender, Place and Culture, and the Journal of Social and Cultural Geography.