In his teaching and research Daniel McNeil explores the shape and contours of a Black Atlantic – a transnational and intercultural formation forged, in the first instance, by the transatlantic slave trade. He has taught courses on media, culture and society (in institutions such as the University of Toronto, University of Hull, Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, and Newcastle University), and published articles that draw on archival research and postcolonial theory (in journals such as Critical Arts: A Journal of North-South Cultural Studies, Ethnic and Racial Studies, Journal of Southern African Studies, Canadian Ethnic Studies, Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, Journal of African American Studies, and Social Identities). His most recent book is Sex and Race in the Black Atlantic: Mulatto Devils and Multiracial Messiahs (Routledge, 2010), and he is currently completing a manuscript about Black cultural criticism inspired by the explorative, provocative and imaginative work of anti-colonial intellectuals in the 1950s and 60s.
McNeil currently holds the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Professorship of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University in Chicago.
B.A. (Hons) Oxford University, 2001
M.A. University of Toronto, 2002
Ph.D, University of Toronto, 2007
Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto (2006-7)
Lecturer in Black and Minority studies, University of Hull (2007-10)
Association of Cultural Studies; Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora; Black Canadian Studies Association; Caribbean Philosophical Association; Collegium for African American Research; Media, Communications and Cultural Studies Association; Pacific Ancient and Modern Languages Association
I am currently supervising 2 PhD dissertations:
I would be interested in supervising other students exploring themes and issues such as:
I would also welcome supervising students pursuing research in the following fields: