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INCISE welcomes Dr S.N.Nyeck

Dr S.N. Nyeck has joined INCISE today as Visiting Senior Research Fellow.

SN has earned her PhD in Political Science 2013 from the University of California Los Angeles, UCLA.

Her dissertation is titled The Political Economy of Ways and Means: Procurement Contracts and Development in Africa (1620-1919).

SNs areas of interest include

➢ Political Economy of Freedom as Development; Government Outsourcing/Public Procurement; Public Sector Reform; non-State Actors; Public Policy; Governance; Identity; Economics

➢ Sexuality, Religion and Politics, Human Rights (LGBTQI),

SNs expertise lies in public private-partnerships for development with a focus on developing countries (Africa); leadership in multicultural and transnational settings, multicultural communication, public speaking, grantwriting, strategic planning and evaluation, high-level negotiation, policy communication, writing and editing; data analysis (quantitative and qualitative).

Dr Nyeck will add a much needed and very welcome queer African voice to INCISEs intersectional scholarship and projects.

Follow SN on twitter: @DrSNNyeck

Check out her two edited volumes

Public Procurement Reform and Governance in Africa (Palgrave-Macmillan, 2016)

Sexual Diversity in Africa: Politics, Theory and Citizenship (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013)


INCISE events Oct 2016-Mar 2017: Launch celebration and ‘Islam and Social Justice’ series

INCISE Launch celebration (PDF)

Friday, 14 October 2016

Location – Michael Berry Lecture Theatre, CCCU, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury

17:45 Welcome by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran
18:00 Keynote speaker followed by Q&A
Professor Naomi Goldenberg (Ottawa)
Queer Theory Meets Critical Religion
19:00 Close by Dr Keith McLay, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Islam and Social Justice

2016-2017 Lecture/research seminar series
(Mondays, fortnightly, 5-6pm, venue Lg16 (subject to change), CCCU, North Holmes Campus, Canterbury)

17 Oct Sheikha Halima Krausen (Hamburg): Islam and Social Justice video
31 Oct Bojan Koltaj: Žižek on Islam video
14 Nov Fahid Qurashi: Muslim Radicalisation in Britain
28 Nov Lynn Revell: Islamophobia video
05 Dec Wim Peumans (University of Witwatersrand) – Queer Muslims in Belgium video
23 Jan Simon Hayhoe (Bath University): Islamic and Christian Perspectives on Disability video
06 Feb Tanya Halldórsdóttir: Islam and Gender in Yemen video
20 Feb Rami Younes: Islam and Social Justice: Perspectives from Syria video
06 Mar Zulfi Ali: Islam and Social Justice: Perspectives from Pakistan video

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.