CARISCC is a Leverhulme Trust-supported interdisciplinary research network which focuses on the interactions between two everyday arenas that are rarely summoned together: the precariousness of insecure livelihoods and neighbourhoods, and the negotiation of risk in cultural production, or creativity.
The Caribbean region is a crucible for everyday negotiations between security and insecurity (in/security). Indeed, Caribbean people deploy their creative energy to live with the everyday effects of poverty, inequality and violence, whilst generating globally influential creativity in political, literary, and dance cultures.
This research network redefines in/security in terms of the connections between precariousness and creativity, thus bringing a fresh focus to the study of global security.
Caribbean In/Securities: Creativity and Negotiation in the Caribbean (CARISCC) is an international research network which seeks to foster collaboration between seven leading universities in Caribbean studies:
- University of Birmingham
- University of Leeds
- University of Dundee
- University of the West Indies
- University of Glasgow
- University of Amsterdam
- Brock University
The international network project is led by Dr Patricia Noxolo of the University of Birmingham, and will run between January 2016 and December 2018.