Below you will find a list of each network members’ partnerships in the Caribbean region. Indeed, one of the aims of CARISCC is to strengthen such partnerships and build new ones.
If you are based in the Caribbean and would like to connect with us, please get in touch! We would really appreciate building new connections with academics and other stakeholders in the region.
Dr Patricia Noxolo, University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Noxolo is chair of the Society for Caribbean Studies, the UK’s foremost learned society for Caribbean Studies, presiding over the inauguration of the Society’s annual postgraduate conference, which complements its well-established annual conference. As such, she is at the head of a major network of postgraduate and postdoctoral Caribbean scholars, as well as having connections with Caribbeanists in the Americas and in the rest of Europe.
Dr Noxolo’s current research collaborators in the region include:
- Sonjah Stanley Niaah, University of the West Indies at Mona, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Yonique Campbell, University of West Indies at Mona, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Beverley Mullings, formerly University of West Indies, now Queens University.
For additional information about Dr Noxolo’s research, please click here.
Dr Kevon Rhiney, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, US
Kevon Rhiney has close to ten years of experience conducting social research focused on sustainable development issues in the Caribbean. Dr Rhiney’s social science research is embedded within Caribbean institutions and field work, and ensures that the research stays grounded in a range of aspects of Caribbean rural and urban life.
As a former member of staff at University of West Indies (Mona), Dr Kevon Rhiney maintains his research links and institutional activities within the region. Indeed, he remains affiliated with the Department of Geography and Geology at University of West Indies (Mona), where he currently supervises five PhD/MPhil students. Appointments in the Caribbean include:
- 2015-2016 Advisory Planning Committee member for the Ministry of Water, Land, Environment and Climate Change, Government of Jamaica.
- 2014- Appointed member of the Jamaica Civil Society Consulting Group (ConSOC), The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).
- 2014- Steering Committee member, Global Water Partnership – Caribbean (GWP-C).
- 2014- Editorial Board member, Caribbean Geography Journal.
- 2013-2016 Member of the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan Thematic Working Group: Hazard Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).
- 2013-2016 Member of the Vision 2030 Jamaica – National Development Plan Thematic Working Group: Environment and Natural Resources Management/Sustainable Urban & Rural Development, Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ).
- 2013-2016 External Examiner, College of Agriculture, Science and Education (CASE),
- 2012-2016 External Examiner, Joint Board of Teacher Education (JBTE), Jamaica.
Dr Kevon Rhiney’s research connections include:
- Rose-Ann J. Smith, Department of Geography & Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Robert Kinlocke, Department of Geography & Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Prof. Abdullahi Abdulkadri, Department of Economics, University of the West
Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Dr. Lloyd Waller, Department of Government, University of the West
Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Yonique Campbell, Department of Government, University of the West
Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.
- Junior Darsan, Department of Geography, University of the West Indies,
St. Augustine, Trinidad.
- Adrian Cashman, Center for Resource Management and Environmental Studies
(CERMES), University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados.
For additional information about Dr Rhiney’s research, please click here.
Dr Susan Mains, University of Dundee, UK
Susan Mains has extensive research experience in the Caribbean. Having taught at the University of the West Indies (UWI)-Mona from 2001-2010, she has a wide range of research connections within the Caribbean and South America in the area of political, cultural and urban geography, cultural studies, Caribbean literature, social justice and new social movements. These connections also include:
- The wider UWI regional campuses (at Cave Hill-Barbados and St Augustine-Trinidad and Tobago);
- The Caribbean Studies Association;
- The Jamaican Geographical Society;
- Jamaica Environment Trust;
- Women in Film and Television-Jamaica (WIFTI);
- Catagena Cómo Vamos-Colombia; and
- The Centre of Caribbean Studies of Brazil (CEBAB).
Dr Mains has acted as a member of the Caribbean Social Forum and the Association of American Geographers Americas advisory group. She recently collaborated with partners at Literary Dundee to host a special panel exploring Caribbean creative writing and is exploring future collaborations with Jamaican film makers and Colombian community organizations to explore shifting concepts of heritage, social justice, security and tourism landscapes. She participates in the Caribbean Seminar in the North series and will be hosting a seminar in Dundee in early Spring 2017.
Her work has been funded through the University of the West Indies, the Association of American Geographers, the American Geographical Society, the Carnegie Trust, and the Centre for Environmental Change and Human Resilience. She is also a partner in a current Royal Society of Edinburgh funded collaborative project exploring representations of place and landscape connections between the Scottish Highlands and the Caribbean.
Dr Susan Mains’ current and developing research partnerships include: The Nethergate Writers, the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz, and Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
For additional information about Dr Susan Mains’ research, please click here.
Dr Rivke Jaffe, University of Amsterdam, NL
Dr. Rivke Jaffe has extensive interdisciplinary experience researching the urban Caribbean, with specific expertise on crime and in/security. To understand how urban crime and violence are experienced and represented, she draws on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Caribbean cities (specifically Kingston, Willemstad and Paramaribo), as well as a broad knowledge of Caribbean popular culture.
She has built a strong track record within Caribbean area studies within the Netherlands, through board memberships, editorial positions and conference organization and participation. She is currently the Principal Investigator on two major Dutch/European funded research projects, the first researching the privatization and pluralization of security provision in five cities, including Kingston, Jamaica, and second studying the popular music, visual culture and material culture through which the socio-political authority of criminal organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean is reproduced.
She is also an associate researcher at the Institute for Criminal Justice and Security (ICJS) at the University of the West Indies, Mona in Jamaica.
For additional information about Dr Rivke Jaffe’s research, please click here.
Dr Ronald Cummings, Brock University, CA
Dr Ronald Cummings is an interdisciplinary scholar who has studied and taught in the Caribbean, the UK and North America. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, Mona. Before joining the faculty at Brock University, he taught at the University College of the Caribbean (UCC) and at UWI. He was the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies at Rutgers University. He has also served as an executive committee member of the Society for Caribbean Studies, UK from 2010-2012. He holds degrees in Literature and Cultural Studies.
His ongoing research brings together the critical fields of Maroon Studies, queer studies, Caribbean and postcolonial literary discourse in order to examine the intersections of biopolitical, heteronormative, and colonial power in both colonial and postcolonial contexts. Dr Cummings has also published on issues of transnationalism and representations of gender and sexuality in Caribbean literature and culture. His work has appeared in literary, anthropological and gender studies journals including the Journal of West Indian Literature and Transforming Anthropology. He is a member of the Department of English Language and Literature at Brock University as well as a faculty member in the Social Justice and Equity Studies Programme.
For additional information about Dr Ronald Cummings’s research, please click here.
Dr David Featherstone, University of Glasgow, UK
Dr David Featherstone has engaged extensively with the political activity of different Caribbean radicals and networks, including in relation to maritime spaces. In this regard this engagement with Caribbean traditions of political theory and organising challenges an intellectual context where regions like the Caribbean are frequently seen as a site to apply theory rather than seen as regions which have actively produced and negotiated theorising about security and insecurity.
His role as a co-organiser of the Beyond a Boundary at Fifty conference involved developing connections with scholars at the University of the West Indies regional campuses (Aaron Kamguisha, at Cave Hill-Barbados, and Roy McCree, at St Augustine-Trinidad and Tobago).
He is co-editing a book from this conference (with Chris Gair, Christian Hogsbjerg and Andy Smith) which includes contributions from leading James scholars including
Hilary Beckles, UWI vice chancellor- which is being prepared for Duke University Press’s CLR James Archive series.
He has been active in shaping links beyond the academy through his research and has spoken about his research on black internationalism at the Glasgow African Caribbean Centre.
For additional information about Dr David Featherstone’s research, please click here.
Dr Anyaa Anim-Addo, University of Leeds, UK
Dr Anim-Addo’s research focuses on the Caribbean in the nineteenth-century Atlantic world, and particularly labour and leisure mobilities through the region in the post-emancipation period. On the basis of archival research – particularly analysis of Colonial Office, Foreign Office, and maritime business manuscripts – Anim-Addo’s consideration of Caribbean in/securities explores: (i) the negotiation of everyday livelihoods in post-emancipation port towns; and (ii) competing European and American attempts to secure regional influence through commercial links and infrastructure.
Dr Anim-Addo is an Early Career Researcher with a track record in interdisciplinary research. Anim-Addo was Co-I on the interdisciplinary AHRC-funded Care for the Future project ‘Apologies for Historical Wrongs: When, How, Why?’ With input from scholars in Law, History and Sociology, this project examines the form, function and impact of apologies in dispute settlement. Dr Anim-Addo’s strand of ‘Apologies for Historical Wrongs’ analysed campaigns related to chattel slavery in the Caribbean. These campaigns form part of contemporary attempts to negotiate everyday insecurities in the region.
For additional information about Dr Anyaa Anim-Addo’s research, please click here.