About Erotic Cartographies

In celebration of Women’s History Month, join Caribbean Equality Project for Erotic Cartographies: Decolonization and the Queer Caribbean Imagination - A Community Conversation with Dr. Krystal Ghisyawan.

Join us on March 24, 2022, between 5 to 7 PM EST as we cultivate a community conversation about her newly published book “Erotic Cartographies” and the ongoing work of queer Caribbean social justice initiatives from the region to its diasporas.

Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, while currently residing in Lawrenceville, GA, Dr. Ghisyawan’s critical research interrogates questions of queer Caribbean community-making, sexuality, identity, desire, and family through examining the everyday ways in which Caribbean communities theorize, resist, and re-imagine spaces of queerness. Focusing on the realm of women’s same-sex desire - an area of study hugely under-researched within the field of queer and Caribbean studies, Dr. Ghisywan moves us through critical reflections on queer knowledge that is housed in the geographies and bodies of Caribbean living and being.

Krystal will be joined by Dr. Nikoli Attai (University of Toronto), and Dr. Preity Kumar (Hamilton College) as they collaborate to reflect on the decolonial teachings Erotic Cartographies offers us. The conversation will be moderated by Ryan Persadie (Cultural Researcher at the Caribbean Equality Project) and will hold space for audience questions and discussion.

Support Dr. Krystal Ghisyawan's work by purchasing her book here:


The Caribbean Equality Project's advocacy and organizing efforts are all volunteer-led, with a focus on community building through education, facilitation of pro-bono legal representation for Caribbean LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, culturally competent mental health resources, visibility at city-wide Pride parades and cultural festivals, and empowering LGBTQ+ Caribbean diasporic community through storytelling and resource sharing. 

The Caribbean Equality Project is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, registered non-profit organization. All contributions and donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. 

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