The sixth postdoctoral fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies

The sixth postdoctoral fellow in Critical Caribbean Studies is Krystal Ghisyawan. She recently defended her dissertation entitled “Queering Cartographies of Caribbean Sexuality and Citizenship: Mapping Female Same-Sex Desire, Identities and Belonging in Trinidad” at the University of the West Indies. Dr. Ghisyawan will spend a research year at Rutgers, attending the IRW seminar on ““Feminist In/Security: Vulnerability, Securitization, and States of Crisis” and she will offer a course in Latino and Hispanic Caribbean Studies in the Spring 2017.

Yarimar Bonilla is awarded a Visiting Scholar Fellowship

with the Russel Sage Foundation in New York for 2017-2018.

Professor Yarimar Bonilla was awarded a NSF Senior Scholar Grant and a Wenner-Gren Post PhD Research Grant

from the Foundation for Anthropological Research in support of the project Puerto Rico’s American Dream.

Professor Belinda Edmondson is a Drake Scholar

in Vanderbilt University in 2017.

Professor Kevon Rhiney joins the Department of Geography at Rutgers

His research interests include global environmental change, social and environmental justice, food security, Small Island Developing States (SIDS) For more information, go to: faculty-kevon-rhiney