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New book from CLACS' Kamala Kempadoo now available!

March 8, 2021

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies is proud and excited to announce that a new book from our Cogut Visiting Professor, Kamala Kempadoo, was released today! Compiled and edited by Professor Kempadoo and Halimah A.F. DeShong, Methodologies in Caribbean Research on Gender and Sexuality, is available now through Ian Randle Publishers, as well as Amazon. 

A first of its kind in the English-speaking Caribbean, this multi-disciplinary collection brings together contributions from a variety of Caribbean-based and diasporic researchers and activists about the main methods used in existing feminist research practice. Comprising 29 chapters organized around 7 main themes – History & Historiography; Methodologies for Feminist Organizing & Action Research; Researching Gender; Researching Sexualities; Researching the Visual & Cultural; Methods for Analysing Talk & Text; and Reflections on Positionality – this book brings together canonical texts on Caribbean gender and sexuality research methods and methodology, recent research on digital cultures and critical reflections on positionality in fieldwork. The collection reveals both the embrace of multiple methods by Caribbean researchers and the limitations that the need to produce detailed and comprehensive knowledge about gender and sexuality imposes on the research process.

It is an invaluable resource for university students, for teaching purposes in women, gender and sexuality studies, and methods courses.

Congratulations Professor Kempadoo!