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Research interests

I am an ethnographer and grandchild of the Caribbean whose work spans: (I) Black and indigenous ecologies, hurricanes survivals & repair; (II) the material and affective afterlives of Bristolian slavery; & (III) Caribbean kinship and fatherhood.

Methodologically, I'm committed to collaborative & experimental ethnographies (incl. digital mapping, archives, visual, sound, Caribbean poetics). My scholarly practice seeks the 'grounding' of live questions – on environmental racial justice, how we remember slavery and Caribbean fatherhood– within public dialogues

From 2019-2023 I led the GCRF Surviving Storms | CCC project,  digitally mapping hurricane survivals and repair in Dominica, Eastern Caribbean.

My work features in Antipode, JRAI, Transforming Anthropology, Sargasso, Suomen Antropologi, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, SAA Archaeological Record, Public Books, numerous edited books and is featured on several multimodal platforms, including: Surviving Society [ first + second ],  Geographies of Risk , Mandem x Barbican + Conversations With Anthropologists.

Recent publications: 

I am part of Bristol Centre for Black Humanities and Diaspora Solidarities Lab Writers (Mellon Foundation) collectives. 

From 2017-2022 I worked as a Lecturer in Anthropology at Goldsmiths University of London (UoL).

Prior to that I undertook a short post-doc (during 2017) at the Centre for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS), The School of Advanced, University of London - where I developed the Caribbean Studies Special Collection @ Senate House Library. 

  • PhD, Social Anthropology [St Andrews, 2017]
  • MRes, Social Anthropology [St Andrews, 2012]
  • BA, Social Anthropology and Development Studies [Sussex, 2010]

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Centre for Black Humanities
  • Decolonisation
  • Climate Crisis

Keywords

  • ecologies
  • kinship
  • Caribbean
  • Ethnography
  • Visual Anthropology
  • repair
  • Memory

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