Co-Founder & Executive Director
Nia Centre for the Arts
Mark is a scholar, dj and arts advocate. As Banting Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Regina, Mark researches Afrodiasporic theory and culture, Canadian hip-hop cultures, dj cultures and youth arts projects. In 2010 Mark founded the online archive www.northsidehiphop.ca and co-founded a multidisciplinary arts organization, Nia Centre for the Arts in 2008. Currently, Mark is leading Nia Centre's retrofit of a 7,000 sqft. former city space into a multidisciplinary arts centre.