Dr. Jean Ntakirutimana is a linguist and a language professor in the department of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, Faculty of Humanities at Brock University.He is one of the founding members of the Brock African Heritage Recognition committee (BAHRC) that spearheaded the creation of the new Africana Studies program, housed in the Department of Sociology.A member of PACHRED (President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization) and an SJRI affiliate (Social Justice Research Institute), Jean is also a fellow of several national and international scholarly associations.He is actively involved in community organizations, focusing mostly on educational, mentorship and social justice matters, at Brock and in the broader community, more particularly with members of the African Diaspora.