Scholar Profile: Tonya Haynes

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Dr. Tonya Haynes

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Dr. Tonya Haynes is a Caribbean feminist scholar and lecturer at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit. She most recently served as co-Lead Organiser of the inaugural Gender and Development Forum at the 15th session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in October 2021. Animated by the liberatory potential of Caribbean feminisms, Dr. Tonya Haynes has published essays on Caribbean feminist thought in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, sx:archipelagos, Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies and Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender (edited by Eudine Barriteau). Her research on gender-based violence is published in Global Public Health and Social and Economic Studies (and is co-authored with Dr. Halimah DeShong). She is co-editor (with Dr. Tami Navarro) of the Special Issue of the Scholar and Feminist Online entitled “Caribbean Feminisms: Interventions in Scholarship, Art, and Activism across the Region”. Dr. Tonya Haynes (with Nicole Charles) is currently working on a research project at the intersections of history, public health, visual art and transnational feminisms entitled: “Diabetes and the Afterlife of Slavery in Barbados: Art, Archive & the Gendered Dimensions of Risk”.

Research Interests

  1. Caribbean feminist thought
  2. Caribbean feminisms
  3. online feminisms
  4. feminist intellectual history
  5. gender and diabetes
  6. Black women and diabetes
  7. Sylvia Wynter

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