KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

DR. GABRIELLE HOSEIN

Dr. Gabrielle Hosein


Senior Lecturer and Head,
Institute for Gender and Development Studies,
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

Dr. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Toronto, an M.Phil in Gender and Development Studies from The University of the West Indies, and a Ph.D in Anthropology from University College London. Her current research areas are politics and women’s leadership, Indo-Caribbean feminisms, masculinities and gender-based violence. She is a Lecturer and head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies and has been involved in Caribbean feminist movement-building for twenty-five years. Her blog, Diary of a Mothering Worker, is published weekly by the Newsday (previously Trinidad Guardian).

Dr. Keridwen Luis

Dr. Keridwen Luis


WGS & Anthropology, Brandeis University, USA.
WGS & Sociology, Harvard University Summer School, USA.

Dr. Keridwen N. Luis is lecturer in the departments of anthropology; women’s, gender, and sexuality studies; and sociology at Brandeis University, and in the departments of women, gender, and sexuality and sociology at Harvard University’s Continuing Education Program. Her most recent book, Herlands: Exploring the Women’s Land Movement in the United States, came out from the University of Minnesota Press in 2018. Her current research, “Fan Bodies and Fan Performance: Community, Identity, and Intersecting Selves,” is a fieldwork and interview project examining gender, sexuality, race, and disability in science fiction and media fandom, and a book on this research is under contract with Palgrave-MacMillan. Her areas of study include culture theory, queer theory, women’s studies, gender studies, gender theory, nonheternormative sexualities, fandom and fan identity, medical anthropology, anthropology of the body, intentional communities, consciously created culture, folklore and magical practice.

Prof. Anne McClintock

Prof. Anne McClintock


A. Barton Hepburn Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies
Executive Committee, Program in American Studies
Princeton University,
USA.

Anne McClintock is the A Barton Hepburn Professor in Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is on the Executive Committee of the Program in American Studies and is an Affiliate at the Princeton Environmental Institute. McClintock’s interdisciplinary and transnational work—both scholarly and creative—explores the intersections between race, gender and sexualities; imperialism and globalization, including Indigenous studies; visual culture and mass media; sexual and gender violence; militarization, climate chaos, and animal studies.

McClintock is a public writer, photographer and activist, who is the author of Imperial Leather. Race, Gender and Sexuality in the Colonial Contest (1995) among other texts (Imperial Leather is translated into Portuguese as Couro Imperial – Raça, Gênero E Sexualidade No Embate (2018, second edition, 2019).

McClintock has written monographs on Simone de Beauvoir (Scribners), Olive Schreiner (Scribners), and Double Crossings: Madness, Sexuality and Imperialism (2001). She co-edited Dangerous Liaisons. Gender, Nation and Postcolonial Perspectives (1995) with Aamir Mufti and Ella Shohat; Queer Transexions of Race, Nation and Gender (1997) with Jose Esteban Munos and Philip Harper; and Sex Workers and Sex Work (1995). McClintock’s academic articles have appeared in PMLA, Critical Inquiry, Transition, Boundary II, New Formations, South Atlantic Quarterly, among many venues. Her creative essays and photographs have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, Guernica Magazine, Teen Vogue, E-Flux Magazine, The Nation, Jacobin, Truth Out, Edge Effects, The Times Literary Supplement, The Village Voice, among others.

Anne McClintock has won numerous awards, including two MacArthur SSRC Fellowships, Columbia University’s Distinguished Human Rights Fellowship, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship, Feminist Scholars Award, four Columbia University’s Presidential Fellowships, and the Charlotte Newcombe Fellowship. McClintock has been awarded fifteen Artist Residency Fellowships at MacDowell, Yaddo, Blue Mountain Center, and Dorland. Anne McClintock has three books in progress: Unquiet Ghosts. From the Forever War to Climate Chaos (Duke U.P Trade Series); Skin Hunger. A Chronicle of Sex, Money and Desire (Jonathan Cape); and Planet of Intimate Trespass (Routledge). McClintock held the Simone de Beauvoir chair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 15 years.

McClintock’s work has been translated into 16 languages. Citations: over 17,000

Dr.-Awino-Okech

Dr. Awino Okech

School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS),
University of London,
United Kingdom.

Dr. Awino’s teaching and research interests lie in the nexus between gender, sexuality, security and nation/state making projects as they occur in conflict and post-conflict societies. She remain deeply attentive to power in knowledge production and transfer processes and explore these dynamics through her methodological and pedagogical choices in her research and in the classroom. Prior to her appointment at the Centre for Gender Studies at SOAS, Dr. Awino worked in the development sector across various sub-regions in Africa for over decade, supporting women rights organisations and local movements in building local capacities for peace. This work remains central to her scholarship and teaching and is illustrated in ongoing support to feminist social justice movements in Africa and feminist movement building organisations globally.