Christina Sharpe is a writer, Professor, and Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Black Studies in the Humanities at York University in Toronto. She is also a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Race, Gender & Class (RGC), at the University of Johannesburg. Sharpe is the author of Monstrous Intimacies: Making Post-Slavery Subjects (Duke 2010) and In the Wake: On Blackness and Being (Duke 2016). Her third book Ordinary Notes will be published in April 2023 by Knopf (Canada), FSG (USA), and Daunt (UK). “The abacus of her eyelids,” her critical introduction to Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems of Dionne Brand was published in August 2022. She is currently working on three books: Black. Still. Life. (Duke 2025), What Could a Vessel Be? (FSG/Knopf 2025) and To Have Been to the End of the World: 25 Essays on Art.