Dr. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein
Dr. Gabrielle Jamela Hosein is Senior Lecturer, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. She began researching girlhood in 1999 and has published on gender-based violence, Indo-Caribbean feminisms, gender and politics, and masculinities. Her current research focuses on child, early and forced marriage and unions in the Caribbean, men’s roles in violence prevention, and Indigenous feminisms. She has been involved in Caribbean feminist organising for twenty-five years and created the feminist movement-building game, ‘Steppin Up’, which has been used for regional activist training since 2005. As a performance poet since 1997, her work extends to spoken word collaborations on gender-based violence prevention across the region. She is the co-editor of two collections, Negotiating Gender, Policy and Politics in the Caribbean: Feminist Strategies, Masculinist Resistance and Transformational Possibilities, and Indo-Caribbean Feminist Thought: Genealogies, Theories, Enactments. With regard to Indo-Caribbean feminist writing, her publications include, “No Pure Place for Resistance: Reflections on Being Ms. Mastana Bahar 2000 (2011), “Modern Negotiations: Indo-Trinidadian Girlhood and Gender Differential Creolization” (2012), “Democracy, Gender and Indian Muslim Modernity in Trinidad” (2015), “A Letter to My Great-Grandmother” (2018), “Post-Indentureship Caribbean Feminist Thought, Transoceanic Feminisms, and the Convergence of Asymmetries” (2020), and the poem “Chutney Love” (2019). She is co-Executive Editor of the journal, The Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, published since 2007 by the IGDS. Her blog, Diary of a Mothering Worker, has been published weekly as a national newspaper column since 2012. She is currently Vice Chair of the Equal Opportunity Commission in Trinidad and Tobago and received the Medal for the Development of Women (Gold) in 2022.
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