Please see below links to the abstracts for eight research papers that will be presented at the CARISCC Postgraduate Conference on Caribbean In/securities and Creativity, taking place on Monday 15 January 2018 at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica.

Live discussions about these abstracts will also take place via the CARISCC blog on Monday 8 January 2018, 1-3pm (GMT). Please join us online for this event!

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We will reply to all comments posted online during (or prior to) the live discussion, between 1-3pm (GMT) on Monday 8 January 2018.


  1. The prospects for evidence based sustainable development policies in Small Island Developing countries.” Presenter and lead author: Aleia Ahyoung, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Jamaica. Co-author: Dr Indianna Minto-Coy, Senior Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence, Mona School of Business & Management, University of the West Indies, Jamaica
  2. Parent-Child Reunification as a Consequence of Remigration among Trinidadian Transnational Families,” presented by Mala Jokhan, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
  3. Challenges for Coastal Adaptation in Negril, Western Jamaica,” presented by Tashanna Walker, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA
  4. Machine-gun sonics and whispering tides: how sound and language in the work of Kamau Brathwaite and Mighty Sparrow provide acoustic inoculation against insecurities,” presented by Mark Harris, University of Cincinnati, USA, and Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
  5. The Upper House, The Lower House, and the Jamettes: How an insecure, degrading title secured its place as one of the world’s most famous celebrated national festivals,” presented by Keri Johnson, University of Trinidad and Tobago
  6. The Portrayal of Women and Men in Caribbean music. Re-framing the lens using a gendered perspective,” presented by Meagan Sylvester, University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago
  7. Four Women, For Women: Caribbean Artists Reimag(in)ing the Fine Art Canon and Shifting Paradigms,” presented by Carol Ann Dixon, University of Birmingham, UK
  8. Out of One, Many People? – Visual Culture and the Politics of Difference in Kingston, Jamaica,” presented by Tracian Meikle, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.

To view the full text of all eight abstracts on the same page, at-a-glance, please follow this link:

Alternatively, type “3rd PGR Conference Abstracts” into the search box for the CARISCC blog to retrieve every entry in this category.