Travel Grants Awards Committee

Beverly Bain

Beverly Bain

Beverly Bain teaches in Women and Gender Studies in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga.  She has been teaching in the university environment for the past 20 years.  She currently teaches and researches in the area of Caribbean and black queer diasporic sexualities, sexual assault and violence against women, gender, colonialism, transnationalism and anti-capitalism.

Dr. Bain maintains a strong connection to feminist and queer anti-racist antiviolence activism and teaching in Canada and the Caribbean. As a black queer anti-racist, anti-violence and anti-capitalist feminist activist for over 30 years, she has led feminist and anti-violence organizations in Canada, facilitated feminist, anti-violence and anti-homophobia/anti-transphobia workshops in Canada and in the Caribbean. She has facilitated queer sexuality and feminist courses and workshops at the Caribbean Institute in Gender and Development, UWI-Cave Hill and at the Caribbean Women and Sexual Diversity Conferences in the Caribbean for the past 5 years.

Some of her most 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

Dr. Bain was the recipient of the Sociology Department of Laurentian University teaching Award for Excellence in teaching – in 2012 and the recipient of the Steinert and Ferreiro – Community One Foundation Award of Excellence for teaching and activism in the LGBTQ of Colour Communities in Toronto in 2005.


Mamyrah ProsperMamyrah Dougé-Prosper

Mamyrah Dougé-Prosper is a Postdoctoral Fellow with in the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and The Caribbean. Her doctoral work centered on a coalition of social movement organizations calling for an end to the ongoing “non-governmental” occupation of Haiti.
She is interested in the construction of neocolonial nationalist ideologies and collective identities in relation to race and class, gender and sexuality, education and language, and religion. Prosper is currently working on her manuscript tentatively titled Development Contested: Social Movements, NGOs, and the Evangelical State.

Myriam MoiseMyriam Moise

Myriam Moïse is an Associate Professor of English at Université des Antilles in Martinique, and a permanent researcher at the Laboratoire Caribéen de Sciences Sociales, CNRS-UMR 8053. She holds a Doctorate from Université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle and a PhD Literatures in English from University of the West Indies St Augustine. She is a member of ACWWS (Association of Caribbean Women Writers and Scholars) and of SAES (Société des Anglicistes de l’Enseignement Supérieur) in France. Her research fields include Postcolonial studies, Gender studies, Diaspora Studies and Discourse Analysis, with a special focus on the literary and artistic production by women of the African Caribbean Diaspora in North America. She has published a number of book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, among which Commonwealth Essays and Studies, PoCoPages, Vertigo and Routledge Atlantic Studies. She is currently a 2018 Fulbright finalist and is engaged in various research activities in the Caribbean and the Americas, including a Partner University Fund Project with Louisiana State University on the representation of slavery by contemporary artists and writers across the French Caribbean and Louisiana.