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Gabrielle Hosein

Lecturer

Graduate Studies Coordinator

Associate Editor, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies

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“In academia, you produce and contribute to knowledge, raise consciousness and change how people see the world.”

 

Biography
Gabrielle Hosein considers herself Caribbean although she was born in Canada and has lived in Barbados and Trinidad. She completed her undergraduate degree in political science and South Asian studies at the University of Toronto. “I joined the University of Toronto Women’s Center and became involved in activism. After that experience I was interested in coming back to the Caribbean and being involved in feminist activism.”

 

In 2004, Dr. Hosein achieved her M.Phil in Gender and Development Studies atThe UWI St. Augustine. Her thesis was titled “Gender, Generation and Negotiation: Adolescence and Young Indo-Trinidadian Women’s Identities in the Late 20th Century”. In 2008, she completed her Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University College, London, UK with the thesis “Everybody Have to Eat: Politics and Governance in Trinidad”.

 

 

Teaching

Presently teaching

 

Graduate Students (Supervisor for)

 

Research

Research / Areas of Specialization

  • Governance and Politics
  • Caribbean Feminisms
  • Gender and Women’s Studies
  • Indo-Caribbean Gender
  • Ethnic Identities, and Sexualities

 

Research in progress

  • December 22, 2014
    Proposal for Edited Collection (with Lisa Outar), Beyond Gender Negotiations: Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought, submitted to Palgrave.
  • December 23, 2014
    Proposal for Edited Collection (with Jane Parpart), Negotiating Gender, Policy and Politics in the Caribbean: Feminist Strategies, Masculinist Resistances and the Possibilities for Transformation, submitted to Rowland and Littlewood.
  • September 24, 2014
    Grant Application submitted (with Keith McNeal) to the American Council of Learned Societies for an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship. Proposal Title: Democracy Redux: The Paradox of Sovereignty and the Politics of Citizenship in a Caribbean Petro-State

 

St. Augustine Campus Research Programme

 

Outreach

  • Address to unions gathered for an anti-corruption rally on Independence Square, December 5, 2014
  • Heritage Radio 91.1 Interview, October 6, 2014
  • Organised Solidarity Gathering in Support of the Women of the Highway Re-route Movement, October 2, 2014
  • Interview with Gaiutra Bahadur, author of 'Coolie Woman'. Bocas Lit Fest, PoS, April 26, 2014.
  • Organised Campus Community Gathering in Recognition of Dr. Wayne Kublalsingh, November 27, 2012 Campus Community Continued Awareness in Recognition of Dr. Kublalsingh


Publications


Selected academic publications

  • ‘Activism in Academia: Twenty-first Century Caribbean Feminist Dilemmas’, Feminist Review 30th Anniversary Special Issue (2012)
  • ‘No Pure Place for Resistance: Reflections on Being Ms. Mastana Bahar 2000’ in Bindi: The Multifaceted Lives of Indo-Caribbean Women, edited by Rosanne Kanhai, (UWI Press, 2010)
  • ‘Food, Family, Art and God: Aesthetic Authority in Public Life’, in Anthropology and Individuals, edited by Daniel Miller, (Berg 2009)
  • ‘Insider Experiences and Ethnographic Knowledge: Reflections from Trinidad’, in Fieldwork Identities in the Caribbean, edited by Erin Taylor (Caribbean Studies Press, 2009)

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Contact Information

E-mail: gabrielle.hosein@sta.uwi.edu | Tel/ext: (868)-662-2002 ext.83568

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Recent staff travel
Attended the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference in Mexico, May 2014

 

Media Interviews 

ghosein_oneonone_jan2015ieTV One on One with Vernon Ramesar On Domestic Violence
http://vimeo.com/118350445

 

 

 

UWI St. Augustine Speak Out!: Feminist Activism from Behind the Scenes, 2008

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