Matthew Chin investigates the histories of racial and sexual formation in the anglophone Caribbean. He is currently working on a book manuscript that examines how queerness materializes in key moments of Jamaica’s cultural political formation across colonial, post-independence, and neoliberal contexts between 1948-1998.   

Chin’s work has been published in Public Culture, Time & Society, Small Axe, Cultural Studies <-> Critical Methodologies, and Journal of Homosexuality. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and supported by fellowships in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University, the Center for Sexuality, Race, and Gender Justice at the University of Kent, and the Center for Black, Brown, and Queer Studies.

He received his BA in International Development Studies and Anthropology from the University of Toronto and his MSW, MA (Anthropology), and PhD in Anthropology and Social Work from the University of Michigan. 

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Charlottesville, VA 22904

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