David James Hudson is an award-winning writer and performer, as well as an associate librarian and library and information studies scholar at University of Guelph.

His creative and scholarly work is primarily concerned with race, racism, and anti-racism, especially with the way these phenomena have come to be conceptualized (both historically and in the present day) and the interests such conceptualizations have served. He explores such questions with particular attention to contexts of library and information work, Black diasporic life, colonialism, and capitalism.

His most recent writing is “The Displays: On Anti-Racist Study and Institutional Enclosure,” an article published in up//root in October, 2020.

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