Lecturer, Women and Gender Studies-UTM Campus, University of Toronto

I am a black queer Caribbean feminist scholar and activist. I teach and write in the areas of black and diasporic sexualities, violence against women, transnationalism and anticapitalism. I have been a queer anti-racist, anti-violence and anti-capitalist feminist activist for over 30 years and have led feminist and anti-violence organizations in Canada and facilitated feminist, anti-violence and anti-homophobia/anti-transphobia workshops in Canada and in the Caribbean. Some recent publications include“ Fire Passion and Politics The Creation of Blockorama as Black Queer Diasporic Space in the Toronto Pride Festivities” in We Still Demand: Redefining Resistance in Sex and Gender Studies. Editors Patrizia Gentile, Gary Kinsman and L. Pauline Rankin, 2016, “Uncovering Conceptual Practices: Bringing into Lived Consciousness Feminists Activities on the Toronto Police Services Sexual Assault Audit “ Canadian Women Studies (2010), “A New Chapter in Feminist Organizing: The Sexual Assault Audit Committee” Canadian Woman Studies with Jane Doe and Amanda Dale (2010)

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, Women and Gender Studies, University of Toronto

Honours

Recipient of the Inaugural Steinert and Ferreiro – Community One Foundation LGBT Award