Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture

The Dr. Agnes Calliste African Heritage Lecture is organized by the StFX Department of Sociology in honour of the late Dr. Agnes Calliste, who passed away in 2018. Teaching at StFX for nearly 30 years, Dr. Calliste’s scholarship focused on the complex interaction of work, race, ethnicity, and gender in Canada. Her ground-breaking research with African-Canadian railway porters and Caribbean-Canadian nurses explored previously unexamined dimensions of our social history. Dr. Calliste studied not only the institutionalized oppression of such communities, but also their organized resistance.