Jade Nixon

PhD Student

Email: jadet.nixon@mail.utoronto.ca

Areas of Interest

  • Transnational Feminism
  • Black Studies - Black Geographies
  • Performance Studies
  • Cultural Studies


Jade Nixon is a first generation Afro-Indo Caribbean Carnival lover, dreamer, and believer in that a more livable world is possible.

Program: PhD 2018


MA, University of Toronto: Sociology

BA, University of Toronto


Title: Soca At Sea: Crossing, Movement, and Joy on the Black Atlantic (preliminary title)

Supervisor: Eve Tuck & Nicole Charles

My dissertation project is attentive to how the ship is both a site where Black people are not imagined to be living, and extends this inquiry taking into consideration the ways that UberSoca Cruise becomes a space where Black people experience “four days of friends, fun, sun, and non-stop soca music.” (UberSoca Cruise, 2018). 


We Jammin Still: Black Fugitive Jammin, 5th Black Canadian Studies Association Conference, British Columbia, Canada, June 3-4, 2019

We Jammin Still: Meditations on Black Noise and Black Joy in Toronto's Caribbean Festival, 43rd Caribbean Studies Association Conference, Havana, Cuba, June 4th to 8th, 2018