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Raquel LM Sukhu

PhD, Interdisciplinary Gender Studies



Raquel LM Sukhu is a PhD candidate in Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in  Sociology with a minor in economics from The UWI, St Augustine, and a Master of Philosophy in Gender and Development Studies from the same institution. Her field of study is Gender and Religion.

Graduate Research Seminars


Women’s Relationship to the Supernatural: An exploration of the roles of women in the doctrines and ritual practices in three pneumacentric religion, February 8, 2012, IGDS


A Feminist Phenomenological Approach to the Study of Women’s Religious Experiences in the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Trinidad, November 28, 2014, IGDS



Areas of research interest

Masculinities and Violence

Gender and Religion



Religion in Society 2015 Conference, Special Focus “Social Movements and Faith”, April 16-17, 2015, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, USA. Title of Paper: Surrendering to the spirit: Gender differences in religious experience amongst Catholic charismatics in Trinidad. (forthcoming)


40th Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference, New Orleans, 2015

“The Caribbean in an Age of Global Apartheid" Title of Paper: Gender in the History of the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in Trinidad


37th Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference,Guadeloupe, 2012


First National Conference on Quality Assurance in Higher Education, hosted by The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago, November 17-18, 2011, at NAPA, Port of Spain, Trinidad. Title of joint paper “The Role of Articulation Agreements in Creating Seamless Education in the Higher Education Sector”



Masculinity and men’s violence against known women in Trinidad — Whose responsibility?, Men and Masculinities, 2013, Vol. 16 No. 1: 71-92

DOI: 10.1177/1097184X12468102


Domestic violence: A war of words and fists, Caribbean Journal of Criminology And Social Psychology, 2000, Vol 5, Nos. 1 & 2


Key Words

supernatural, spirituality, catholic chrismatic renewal, masculinities, domestic violence, gender violence


Outreach and Public Service

Represented the UWI Students Alumni Association at the Justice for Children March for the Break the Silence: end child sexual abuse Research Project November, 2011


Presenter: IGDS and Media Association of Trinidad and Tobago (MATT) One-Day Gender and Media Training Workshop, Hilton Trinidad, January 2012


Speaker on behalf of Break the Silence: O A B I, Domestic Violence and Abuse Awareness Caravan, Malabar Community Center, September 9, 2012


Recent Employment

IGDS Research Assistant

Accreditation Officer, The Accreditation Council of Trinidad and Tobago (Jan 201- Jan 2014)

Senior Lecturer, Sociology, and former Chair of the Social Sciences Department, COSTAATT