Recent Publications by Assistant Professor Matthew Chin

February 10, 2021

In collaboration with Caribbean International Resource Network, Matthew Chin coordinated the Digital Collection Launch of the Jamaica Gaily News (1977-1984), the publication of the anglophone Caribbean's first self-proclaimed gay activist organization, the Gay Freedom Movement in Jamaica. The event was sponsored by WGS, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African and African American Studies and the Center for Global Inquiry and Innovation. 

A video recording of the proceedings which features the testimonies of previous Gay Freedom Movement members may be found here 

The Jamaica Gaily News Collection, including Chin's writing on the process of assembling the collection, can be found here


Chin has also recently published academic and popular pieces of writing related to his research on Caribbean queer history including

A contribution to the special issue "The Jamaican 1950s" in Small Axe,  Anti-homosexuality and nationalist critique in late colonial Jamaica: Revisiting the 1951 Police Enquiry

Two contributions to the Caribbean Digital Keywords Collection: Queer (co-authored with Ron Cummings) and Intimacy

book review of the novel Land of the Living by Jamaican author John Hearne 

An entry with the University of the West Indies Blog Series: Disease and Epidemics in Caribbean society, entitled, Changes in contact investigation with the outbreak of HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

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