Barrington Walker, Ph.D. holds a doctoral degree in Canadian History from the University of Toronto (Canada) and is the inaugural associate vice-president, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and professor of History at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. His research and teaching interests are in histories of Black Canada, race, immigration, and the law. Before coming to Wilfrid Laurier Walker was a professor of history for 18 years; during those years he taught both at the undergraduate and graduate levels and supervised and mentored over 40 graduate students in topics related to his research specialties.
He is also often consulted for national television, print and radio media. He has published three books. Race On Trial: Black Defendants in Ontario’s Criminal Courts, 1858-1958 (University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2010); The African Canadian Legal Odyssey: Historical Essays (University of Toronto Press and the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, 2012) and The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings (Canadian Scholars Press, 2008). He also is the author of two forthcoming books. Colonizing Nation: A History of Colonization, Settlement and Canada’s Racial State (Oxford University Press USA) and Dark Peril: Blacks and Violence in Canada’s Urban Landscapes (Wilfrid Laurier University Press). In 2012 Race on Trial was shortlisted for the Ontario Speaker’s Book Prize.