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Michelle V. Rowley is an Associate Professor in the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Maryland. Before joining the University of Maryland in 2006 she served in the Women’s Studies Department at the University of Cincinnati (2004-2006). She has also held a visiting appointment as a Benedict Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program, Carleton College (Fall 2016). She has served on the editorial collective for Feminist Studies and is presently a member of the advisory board for Expanding Frontiers (University of Nebraska Press) and Tout Moun: Caribbean Journal of Cultural Studies.

Her publications include “When the Post-Colonial State Bureaucratizes Gender: Charting Trinidadian Women’s Centrality Within The Margins,” “Where the Streets have no name: Getting Development out of the (RED).” “Rethinking Interdisciplinarity: Meditations on the Sacred Possibilities of an Erotic Feminist Pedagogy,” and “Whose Time Is It?: Gender and Humanism in Contemporary Caribbean Feminist Advocacy.” Her book is entitled Feminist Advocacy and Gender Equity in the Anglophone Caribbean: Envisioning a Politics of Coalition (Routledge, 2011). Her research interests address issues of gender and development, the politics of welfare, as well as state responses to questions of Caribbean women’s reproductive health and well-being, and rights for sexual minorities. She is presently working on a manuscript that examines queer representations of home and becoming in the English-speaking Caribbean. Her research interests address issues of gender and development, the politics of welfare, as well as state responses to questions of Caribbean women’s reproductive health and well-being, and rights for sexual minorities.

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