Jordache A. Ellapen
University of Toronto
Jordache A. Ellapen is Assistant Professor of Feminist Studies in Culture and Media at the University of Toronto where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of visual culture studies, gender and sexuality studies, and race and racial formations in Africa and the diaspora. He received his Ph.D. in American Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. Before joining the faculty at the University of Toronto, Jordache was assistant professor at the University of Oregon and a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of African and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Jordache is the co-editor of the book we remember differently: Race, Memory, Imagination (2012) and a special issue of Black Camera: An International Film Journal on contemporary South African cinema (2018). He is currently completing a book manuscript tentatively titled Against Afronormativity: Queering Afro-Asian Intimacies, Sticky Erotics, and the Aesthetics of Race in South Africa.