Kevin is in the midst of completing his PhD dissertation, which looks at the emergence, spread and state sanctioning of illicit cannabis cultivation in the Eastern Caribbean as a response to the decline of the region’s banana trade. He holds an M.A. in Globalization Studies from McMaster University (2011) as well as a dual B.A. in Political Science and International Development Studies from York University (2008).
His writings have focused on the connections between the Jamaican state and transnational criminal organizations, disaster capitalism in Haiti, as well as the legacy of the Black Radical Tradition in the Caribbean.
Prathna Lor teaches and writes on race, sex, ethics, and poetics. As a doctoral candidate in the Department of English, jointly enrolled in the Sexual Diversity Studies and the Diaspora and Transnational Studies collaborative programs, at the University of Toronto, Prathna is completing a dissertation on “unthinkable subjects.” Bringing together the fields of queer theory, critical race studies, and contemporary experimental writing, “Come Undone: Murder and Becoming in the Ravishing Present” investigates the role of the dead as it is taken up in theory and the avant-garde at the limits of race and sex. Prathna is the recipient of the Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship Doctoral Award from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Their poetry and writing have appeared or is forthcoming in TSQ: Transgender Studies Quarterly, the minnesota review, Jacket2, C Magazine, Haunt: A Journal of Art, DIAGRAM, Plenitude Magazine, and elsewhere.