FIMS Profile

Dr. Nataleah Hunter-Young
Assistant Professor

FIMS & Nursing Building Room 4021
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B7
Fax: 519-661-3506
  • About Me

MSW (Toronto Metropolitan University), PhD Communication and Culture (York University and Toronto Metropolitan University)

Professor Hunter-Young (she/they) is a writer and film curator. Her research interests span the areas of Black Studies and Media Studies, focusing particularly on Black cultural production, political economy, research-creation, integrated arts and creative practice. Her writing has appeared in the Journal of Visual Culture, Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, Public: Art | Culture | Ideas, The Conversation, Xtra, and Canadian Art, among other publicationsAt the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), she is international programmer responsible for feature selections from Africa and Arab West Asia. Professor Hunter-Young holds a joint PhD in Communication and Culture from York University and Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson).

Recent Publications:

"Poetry from Endless Futures." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media 61 (2022). [Open Access]

Recent Conversations:

... with Professor Lauren McLeod Cramer on "Black Popular Culture" for the Black Studies Podcast (2022)

... with TIFF '21 filmmakers on Africa's Cinema Industries from Development to Distribution (2021)

photo credit: George Pimentel