Women & Gender Studies Institute

Nikoli Attai, Women and Gender Studies Researcher Helps Tell a Different Side of the Queer Caribbean Story

Nikoli Attai came to the Women & Gender Studies Institute in the Faculty of Arts & Science from Trinidad and Tobago in hopes of giving queer Caribbean people a stronger voice.

“I am invested in doing the necessary decolonial and anti-imperial work to emphasize that queer people in the Caribbean are indeed actively negotiating, resisting and disrupting homophobia, transphobia and discrimination,” says Attai, who earned his PhD in women & gender studies and in 2019 and is now a Provost’s postdoctoral fellow at the institute.

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