My primary ethnographic research focuses on the intersections of sexual and environmental politics and their relationship to debates about sovereignty in the Caribbean. I'm currently writing a book about pesticides, (sexual) politics, and postcoloniality in Martinique, called:
Body Burdens: Toxic Endurance and Decolonial Desire in the French Atlantic.
It is part of a larger project and multimedia initiative committed to Mapping Toxic Entanglements.
My work on gender and sexuality in the Caribbean has been published in Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism, GLQ: A Journal of Gay and Lesbian Studies, the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, the New West Indian Guide, and the volume Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean (University of Virginia Press, 2011). With late historian Manning Marable I am co-editor of Transnational Blackness: Navigating the Global Color Line (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008).
My most recent essays: