Minelle Mahtani

University of Toronto

Minelle Mahtani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Human Geography and the Program in Journalism, University of Toronto Scarborough. She is co-editor of Global Mixed Race (2014) and author of Mixed Race Amnesia: Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality in Canada (2014).

She is the former President of the Association for Canadian Studies, and former Chair of Metropolis-Ontario (CERIS – Centre for Excellence on Immigration and Settlement). She is the 2012 Winner of the Glenda Laws Award from the Association of American Geographers for outstanding contributions to geography and social policy, and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal Award winner.

Minelle is a former television news journalist with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and has consulted with a variety of organizations on diversity and journalism, including Citizenship Immigration Canada, Ministry of Multiculturalism and Integration, among other groups. She is the former strategic counsel for the not-for-profit IMPACS (Institute for Media, Policy and Civil Society).

She holds a PhD in Geography from University College London.

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