Ahmed Ilmi

Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream
Building HL 414

Ahmed Ilmi is an interdisciplinary Black Studies scholar whose work focuses on cultural, identity, and diasporic politics and the intersections of Blackness and Africa. He has a Ph.D. in sociology with specialization in social movements and social justice education. Dr. Ilmi’s research interests include African studies, critical development studies, diaspora and transnationalism, and the ethics of community research. He has published wildly on African philosophy, gender, development, identity politics, and Black boys’ education.


Ph.D. University of Toronto  
M.A.  University of Toronto  

Teaching Interests

  • African studies 
  • Black identity politics and decolonial resistance  
  • The history of Black social movements 

Research Interests

Diasporic identities and transnationalism, Black youth, Black Boys’ Education