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Alissa Trotz

Alissa Trotz

Dr Alissa Trotz is Associate Professor of Women and Gender Studies and Caribbean Studies at New College, University of Toronto, Canada. She is also Associate Faculty at the Dame Nita Barrow Institute of Gender and Development Studies at the Cave Hill Campus of the University of the West Indies. Her research interests include the gendered politics of neoliberalism, social reproduction and women's activism; gender, coloniality and violence; and transnational migration and diaspora. Current and recent research projects include the state and the diaspora option in the Caribbean (with Beverley Mullings), the transnational call centre industry in the Caribbean (with Kiran Mirchandani) and gender, memory and terror in colonial Guyana.

For the past nine years, Alissa has edited a weekly newspaper column, In the Diaspora, in the Stabroek News, a Guyanese independent newspaper, and she is a member of Red Thread Women's Organization in Guyana.  


Alissa Trotz, Kiran Mirchandani and Iman Khan (2016). “Growing Downhill? Contestations of Sovereignty and the Creation of Itinerant Workers in Guyanese Call Centres.” Borders in Service: Enactments of Nation in Transnational Service. Edited by Kiran Mirchandani and Winifred Poster. Toronto: University of Toronto Press

Beverley Mullings and D. Alissa Trotz (2016). “Engaging the Diasporas: An Alternative Paradigm from the Caribbean.” New Rules for Global Justice: Structural Redistribution in the Global Economy. Edited by Jan Aart Scholte, Lorenzo Fioramonti and Alfred G. Nhema. NY: Rowman and Littlefield, pp. 43-56.

Trotz, D. Alissa. 2014. “‘Lest We Forget’: Terror and the Politics of Commemoration in Guyana”. In In a Far Country: Women of Colour and the War on Terror, edited by Sherene Razack and Suvendrini Perera, Toronto: University of Toronto Press

Trotz, D. Alissa. 2014. “Sexual violence and the state in Guyana: Reflecting on the Colwyn Harding case.” Special issue of Caribbean Review of Gender Studies on Caribbean Masculinities Issue 8: 351-363.

Trotz, D. Alissa and Beverley Mullings. 2013. “Transnational migration, the state and development: Reflecting on ‘The Diaspora Option’.” Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (Special Issue on the futures of Caribbean Studies) 17 (2, 41): 154-171

Trotz, D. Alissa. 2011. Bustling across the Canada-US border: Gender and the remapping of the Caribbean across place. Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (35): 59-78

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