Minelle Mahtani Research

Minelle Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Journalism at University of Toronto Scarborough. She was a former national television news producer and completed her PhD at University College London. She also completed a Killam postdoctoral fellowship at University of British Columbia in the Department of Geography and School of Journalism. She has published on mixed race identity and her first book “Mixed Race Amnesia” looks at mixed race identity in Canada, paying particular attention to the potential decolonization of mixed race epistemologies.  She also developed a course at University of Toronto entitled “Spaces of multiraciality: critical mixed race theory.”

Mahtani, Minelle, Danielle Kwan Lafond, and Leanne Taylor. “Exporting Multiculturalism? Canadian Mixed Race Identities and Multicultural Policy” in Rebecca King-O’Riain, Stephen Small, Miri Song, Paul Spickard and Minelle Mahtani (eds). Global Mixed Race.

Mahtani, Minelle. In Preparation. “Notes on Mixed Race Methodologies: A Critical Auto-Analysis of Qualitative Methods in Mixed Race Studies” in Ali, Suki and Roz Edwards (eds). New Directions in Mixed Race Studies.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2002. “What’s in a Name? Exploring the Employment of “Mixed Race” as an Ethno-Racial Identification,” Ethnicities 2(4): 469-490.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2002. “Tricking the Border Guards: Performing Race,” Environment and Planning D: Society and Space 20: 425-440.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2002. “Interrogating the Hyphen-Nation: Canadian Multicultural Policy and “Mixed Race” Identities” Social Identities: Journal for the Study of Race, Nation and Culture  8(1): 67-90.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2001. “Racial ReMappings: The Potential of Paradoxical Space” Gender, Place and Culture 8(3): 99-305.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2005. “Mixed Metaphors: Situating Mixed Race Identity,” in Lee, Jo-Ann and and John Lutz (eds), Situating “Race” and Racisms in Space, Time and Theory. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press. 77-93.

Mahtani, Minelle. 2001. “I’m A Blonde-Haired, Blue-Eyed Black Girl: Mapping Mobile Paradoxical Spaces” in Parker, David and Miri Song (eds). Rethinking Mixed Race. London: Pluto. 173-190.

Mahtani, Minelle and April Moreno. 2001. “Same Difference: Towards a More Unified Discourse in Mixed Race Theory” in Parker, David and Miri Song (eds). Rethinking Mixed Race. London: Pluto.65-75.

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