Monthly Archives: May 2016

QUEERING PARADIGMS 7: Preliminary Programme

Queering Paradigms

QUEERING PARADIGMS 711-12 June 2016, 9am – 6pm 

The Auditorium of the Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce

Unit 4-107, Governors Square, 23 Lime Tree Bay Avenue,

West Bay, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Preliminary Programme                                                           [PDF]

Saturday, 11 June 2012


9:30am -11 am Panel: Queer Caribbean I: Jamaica

Maurice Tomlinson (Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network), Constitutional challenges to homophobia in Jamaica

Kyle Jackson (University of Nevada, Reno), Queer as Religion: Spirituality as a Source of both LGBTIQ+ Oppression and Resistance in Jamaica

Amar Wahab (York University, Canada), ‘Jamaicanizing’ ‘Homophobia’: Queer Governmentalities in the Stop Murder Music (Canada) Campaign

 11am-11:30am Coffee Break

 11:30am -1:30pm             Panel: Queer Caribbean II: Caymanian Voices

Billie Bryan (Independent; Eco-Conscious Creative…

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Canterbury Christ Church University academics push for human rights change in the Caymans

Queering Paradigms

[CCCU/INCISE press release 16 May 2016]

Canterbury Christ Church University will next month sponsor the Seventh Queering Paradigms conference on Grand Cayman.

The conference, co-organised by Christ Church academics and local Human Rights activists, addresses the social injustices faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer/Questioning (LGBTIQ) people in the Caribbean on the British Overseas Territory of the Cayman Islands and the wider region.

Queering Paradigms (QP) founder and Director of the University’s INCISE research centre Professor Bee Scherer said: Local activists approached us last year at the QP6 conference in Canterbury with the view to bringing QP to the Caribbean region.  We have invited the Rt Rvd Dr Alan Wilson, Bishop of Buckingham, as a keynoter speaker and he will share the UK experience with legislative change around same-sex marriage and make some theological reflections about the queering project of Jesus.

Visiting Senior Research Fellow at INCISE Barrister…

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INCISE postgraduate blog live!

INCISE provides a supportive environment for postgraduate & doctoral students and Early Career Researchers.

Our PhD researchers have decided to create a safe space for blogging, sharing ideas and discussing current events, broadly in relation to the key themes  of INCISE.

They encourage contributions from anyone who is looking for a space to voice their opinions or their research ideas, simply get in touch with/send a draft to Nicole Holt, nch12[[AT]] and Peter Walker, p.m.walker13[[AT]]

Blogs are intended as thought pieces of their author and do not necessarily represent the views of INCISE.

Their blog can be found on

Dr Leonardo Raznovich joins INCISE!

Leonardo Raznovich LL.B (Buenos Aires) LL.M (Harvard) DPhil (Oxford) joins INCISEs Queering Paradigms team as Senior Research Fellow.

A practising barrister in England and Wales and former Law Lecturer at Truman Bodden Law School of the Cayman Islands, Leo return to his old home institution Canterbury Christ Church University where he taught law in torts, dispute resolution, evidence law, jurisprudence and human rights between 2003 and 2012 and headed the Law and Dispute Resolution unit (2008-2010).

He is currently the Education Officer of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Law Committee of the International Bar Association for the biennium 2016-2017.

Dr Cathy Cantwell joins INCISE

We are happy to announce that Dr Cathy Cantwell, eminent scholar of Tibetan Buddhism and President of the UK Association for Buddhist Studies, has officially been appointed Senior Research Fellow at INCISE!

Dr Cantwell will lead our research programme on Tibetan healing and Medicine.