Savitri Persaud

Savirti Persaud

Savitri Persaud’s Ph.D. research is supported by a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Award and explores how mental distress is read and understood in Guyana, specifically analyzing the competing and complementary discourses, aetiologies, and diverse practices employed by Guyanese and Caribbean communities to address and ease distress. Savitri is a Research Collaborator on the SSHRC-funded project “Disability, Gender-Based Violence and COVID-19: Experiences of Women in Guyana”. She has contributed to the edited collection Unmasking the State: Politics, Society and Economy in Guyana 1992–2015 (Bulkan and Trotz 2019), and her work was featured in The Guardian and on Al Jazeera’s The Stream. Her research is rooted in community and scholastic exchanges in the Caribbean and its diasporas, having collaborated with Red Thread Women’s Development Organisation, the Guyana Foundation, and the InterGuyanas Feminisms Project.