Angelique V. Nixon


Angelique Nixon

Dr. Angelique V. Nixon (she/her) is a Black queer feminist writer, artist, scholar, and activist. Born and raised in the Bahamas, she is currently based in Trinidad and Tobago. She is a sought-after speaker and facilitator on intersecting issues related to social and climate justice, migration, and sexual and LGBTQI+ rights, among others. She is a social justice educator, researcher, and community worker with over 20 years of experience and leadership in community-based organisations and teaching in academic institutions. Her research and creative work are available widely; she is author of two books – the poetry and art chapbook Saltwater Healing and the scholarly award-winning book Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture.

Angelique is a senior lecturer and researcher at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies (IGDS) at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. Her research and teaching areas include Caribbean and postcolonial studies, African diaspora literatures, gender and sexuality studies, tourism and diaspora studies, and transnational migrations. Angelique is very active in Caribbean movements for social justice and has developed several community-based projects to facilitate social change. Since 2009, Angelique has been co-director of the Caribbean IRN (a digital resource network on diverse genders and sexualities), which published two multi-media collections and organised digital archives/spaces to support Caribbean LGBTQI+ visibility and knowledge. Further since 2016, she has served as a working director of the feminist LGBTQI civil society (non-profit) organisation CAISO: Sex and Gender Justice in Trinidad and Tobago, where she spearheads operations, resource mobilisation, research, media, communications, and oversight of various programmes. Angelique is fiercely committed in all her work to intersectional queer feminist praxis, decolonial politics, climate and environmental justice, and Black liberation.