This issue marks my first go as an editor of an open journal, and it would not have been possible without the patience and insight of University of Waterloo Library’s Digital Repositories Librarian Jordan Hale and their colleagues Cecily Walker and Maryam Arif. Thank you, Jordan!
Special thanks to our Contributing Editors Eden Mekonen, Tarin Carlos Charles, Greg Campbell and Zabeen Khamisa and I would also like to extend a very special thanks to Dr. Naila Keleta-Mae, from whose classroom most of this issue’s submission came from.
Lastly, thank you Dr. Christopher Taylor for this opportunity. You’re building something special here at Waterloo, it's an honor to be a part of it.
The Sankofa Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies is a peer-reviewed journal that supports the amplification of subaltern and marginalized voices at the University of Waterloo. The journal encourages submissions from all University of Waterloo communities (staff, faculty, undergraduate, and graduate students) from across all faculties and disciplines. Sankofa encourages us to 'look back' to 'move forward' by challenging traditional and eurocentric ideals of scholarship. We seek interdisciplinary works (original content that is rooted with-in and with-out the academe) that are rooted in praxis.