GRASAC Research Coordinator & PhD Student in History, University of Toronto
Office: GRASAC Research Coordinator, ℅ Department of History, University of Toronto, Room 2074, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G3, CANADA
Shenella is of Indigenous (Lokono) and Afro-Guyanese parentage. She is currently pursuing her PhD in History at the University of Toronto. Her research focuses on Indigenous experiences in post-independence Guyana. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in History (Special) at the University of the West Indies in 2011 and an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the University of Guelph in 2013. She worked as a Research Assistant at the University of Guelph and volunteered as a Board Member for the Ontario Public Interest Research Group while pursuing her Masters degree. Prior to joining the GRASAC team as a Research Coordinator in May 2016, she worked as a Teaching Assistant at the University of Toronto. Being involved in GRASAC has allowed Shenella to make meaningful connections and learn more about Indigenous peoples in the North American context.