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Tivia Collins

MSc, Gender and Development Studies



Tivia Collins graduated from the University of Guyana in 2010 with a B.Sc. in International Relations. Her thesis discussed international responses to human rights violations in the Republic of Sudan. Before coming to pursue a Master’s Degree in Gender Development at the IGDS, Tivia was a Board member of The Theatre Guild of Guyana and Moray House Trustt, both NGOs in Guyana that foster and preserve artistic expressions. She was also the editor for "Lady" a Not-for-Profit Magazine that documents and celebrates the accomplishments of Guyanese women. Tivia is currently the Editorial Assistant of the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies.


"The Masters programme in gender and development allows me to explore the effectiveness of policy in addressing gender inequality in Guyana and the Caribbean. Studying gender provides a rich understanding of Caribbean feminists’ contributions to the regional and global development of feminist scholarship and offers a space that centres Caribbean feminisms from which I can conduct research and contribute to academia."


Working Title for Dissertation  / Research Question

The politicisation of sexual and reproductive rights in Guyana


Areas of Research

Gender and Public Policy

Feminist Political Theory

Sexuality Studies

International Human Rights Law



Poetry published in:

“The Guyana Annual” magazine (2010)

“An Anthology of Contemporary Guyanese Verse” (2014)


Recent/Current Employment

Editorial Assistant, IGDS – Caribbean Review of Gender Studies