Race, gender justice and Caribbean masculinities will be among the topics of discussion when the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) of The University of the West Indies (The UWI) hosts its Inaugural Regional Graduate Research Symposium, on Thursday 26 May 2022, 10:00 AM AST.
An official statement from The UWI says that presentations by eight graduate students will be showcased from across three IGDS Units and UWI Campuses—Nita Barrow Unit, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados; Regional Coordinating Office, Mona Campus, Jamaica; and St Augustine Unit, St Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. The themes under discussion are: Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities; Race. Gender. Body. Media; and Love, Leadership and Gender Justice.
The Symposium is divided into three panels with IGDS graduate students as chairs and IGDS faculty as discussants.
“As a regional teaching institute, the IGDS has embarked on close to 30 years of cutting-edge pedagogical innovations in the broad area of gender and development studies,” the Institute says in the statement. “For the IGDS, knowledge production for Caribbean development is not only done through the research and publication of staff members, but through the keen work of graduate students.”
It adds: “It is important for such graduate work to be showcased to a regional audience in order to show the innovative research being done by IGDS graduate students from across the region.”
Members of the public are invited to join the discussion on Thursday 26 May 2022, 10:00 AM AST via Zoom for the Inaugural IGDS Regional Graduate Research Symposium. Those interested in finding out more about graduate studies at the Institute, whether local, regional or international are encouraged to attend.
The Institute says applications for a new cohort at the IGDS St Augustine Unit is open currently for graduate students who are interested in gaining professional and research experience in the fields of gender and development and interdisciplinary gender studies.
For the full programme, abstracts and more information please visit the IGDS website https://sta.uwi.edu/igds/postgraduate-studies, to the Facebook event https://fb.me/e/37UVLrpD3
A link will be sent out to registrants with the full programme booklet, and it will be available online at https://issuu.com/igdssau/docs/igds_gradsymposium2022_programme1
For more information questions about the symposium, or in relation to any IGDS programmes at the St. Augustine IGDS Unit, email email@example.com
To register for the Inaugural Regional Graduate Research Symposium on Zoom, visit: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5u4Z-3rXSvOeHfJm4k8ctA