The recently published Methodologies in Caribbean Research on Gender and Sexuality — an innovative, timely overview and examination of feminist research practice across the Caribbean — honors and brings together the practices and perspectives of multiple Caribbean-based and diasporic researchers and activists.

Virginia Tech will host “Methodologies in Caribbean Research on Gender and Sexuality” on October 25 from 6 to 8 p.m., for a conversation with the book’s co-editor, Her Excellency Halimah DeShong, who currently serves as Second Deputy Permanent Representative at the Permanent Mission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to the United Nations in the United States. Dr. DeShong is also senior lecturer and head of the Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit at the University of the West Indies.

The event will be held both in the Fralin Hall Auditorium on campus and virtually. RSVP at

The conversation will be moderated by Nana Brantuo, Black transnational feminist scholar, advocate, and writer.

The event is co-sponsored by Black Women Radicals, Women’s and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, the Women’s Center, Department of Sociology, and the Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention.

In addition, Dr. DeShong will participate in a breakfast meet-and-greet on October 25 from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at 417 Clay Street, SW, in Blacksburg. Register at  Please note that capacity for the breakfast event is limited to the first 20 registrants. The survey will remain open to collect a waitlist. You will be contacted about whether you’re able to attend the event or have been put on the waitlist. 

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, welcome! Please contact Catherine Cotrupi at or 540-231-9186 during regular business hours at least five business days prior to the event.