Assistant Professor of Women Gender & Sexuality Studies
Levering Hall, room 105
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, and Journal of Homosexuality. His research has been funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and he has held visiting fellowships in Sociology at Columbia University and the Center for Sexuality, Race, and Gender Justice at the University of Kent.
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. Prior to joining UVA, he was an assistant professor at the Graduate School of Social Service at Fordham University.