Andil Gosine

Department of Sociology

Associate Professor

Office: Vari Hall, 2148
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77984
Emailandil@yorku.ca
Primary websitewww.andilgosine.com

Andil Gosine’s writing, research and artistic practice explore imbricated iterations of ecology, desire and power, and reference personal experiences growing up in Trinidad and Tobago and Canada, and living in the USA, UK and France, and their social histories. An Associate Professor at York University, where he teaches courses in contemporary Cultural Studies, Dr. Gosine’s research has been published in several journals including Small Axe, Sexualities, Topia Journal of Cultural Studies, Social Justice, Development, Canadian Woman Studies and Alternatives, and he edited the groundbreaking “Sexualities” edition of the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. He is also author of the monographs Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction, Rescue and Real Love: Same-sex desire in international development and Sex for pleasure, and a contributor to the scholarly anthologies Queer Ecologies, Queer Online, Queer Youth Cultures, Queerly Canadian, Sex, Power and Taboo and Global Governance and Sexual Rights. Dr. Gosine’s arts practice began in 2011 and his video, photography, installation and performance work has been presented at Queens Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center and MixNYC in New York, at O’Born Contemporary, REEL Asian, Inside Out International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of York University, Rhubarb/Buddies in Bad Times and Videofag in Toronto, Supernova in Washington DC and at Queer City Cinema in Regina. Reviews by and/or about him have appeared in Art in America, Of Note and ARC.

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Area of Specialization

Cultural Studies

Degrees

PhD, York University
MPhil, University of Sussex
BES (Hons.), York University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests

Culture and Cultural Studies , Arts and Culture , Visual Arts of Indentureship, Environmental Justice, Sexualities & Intimacy

Selected Publications

Rescue and Real Love: Same- Sex Desire in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (2015)

Selected Publications

Rescue and Real Love: Same- Sex Desire in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (2015)

All Publications

Books

Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction

Monographs

Rescue and Real Love: Same- Sex Desire in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (2015)

Sex for pleasure, rights to participation and alternatives to HIV/AIDS: Placing sexual minorities in development, IDS Working Paper #228, Sussex: Institute of Development Studies

Book Chapters

"FOBS, Banana Boy, and the Gay Pretenders: Queer Youth Navigate Sex, "Race," and Nation in Toronto, Canada," in Queerly Canadian

“Nonwhite reproduction and same-sex eroticism: Queer acts against nature,” in Queer Ecology

“Mia Mottley speaks (homo) sex: An interrogation of HIV/AIDS scripts on sexuality (and a call to engage alternate strategies),” in Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: The Caribbean and Beyond

“The World Bank’s GLOBE: Queers in/queering international development,” in Queering Development

“Speaking of sex: the heteronationalism of MSM,” in Sexualities, Social Exclusion and Human Rights

Journal Articles

“CAISO, CAISO: Negotiating Sex Rights and Nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago,” Sexualities (2015)

“Murderous Men: MSM and Risk-Rights in the Caribbean,” International Feminist Journal of Politics

"Christopher Cozier," Art in America

"Ohrni & Cutlass," Caribbean Review of Gender Studies

“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” Art in America (2012)

“Lorraine O’Grady’s New Worlds,” Art in America

“The Coral Flesh of the Indies,” ARC

“There is no Mother Roti,” ARC

“Lorraine O’Grady’s Landscapes,” ARC

“Sex in The Clearing,” Alternatives Journal

“Politics and Passion: An Interview with Gloria Wekker,” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. Volume 3. Guest Editor of this Special “Sexualities” edition of CRGS.

“Monster, Womb, MSM: The Work of Sex in International Development. Development. 52.1

“More than nature (The greening of politics),” Alternatives Journal

“Youth make nations: Three Toronto stories,” Topia Journal of Cultural Studies

"Marginalization myths and the complexity of 'men': Engaging critical conversations about Irish and Caribbean masculinities," in Journal of Men and Masculinities 9 (3)

“’Race’, culture, power, sex, desire and love: Writing in ‘men who have sex with men,’” IDS Bulletin 37 (5)

“Dying planet, deadly people: ‘Race’-sex anxieties & alternative globalizations,” Social Justice 32 (4)

“Dying planet, deadly people: ‘Race’-sex anxieties & alternative globalizations,” Social Justice 32 (4)

“Stumbling into sexualities: International development encounters dissident desire,” Canadian Woman Studies Journal 24 (2 & 3)

“Myths of diversity,” Alternatives Journal 29 (1)

“Talking ‘race,’” Alternatives Journal 33 (1)

“Les Verts reinvent l’égalité,” Alternatives Journal 33 (1)

“Putting a feminist face into practice: Contradictions in the French Green Party,” Women and Environments International No. 52/53

“Pink Greens: Ecoqueers organize in Toronto,” Alternatives Journal 27 (3)

“Presenting Adrienne Clarkson: Gender, nation and a new Governor-General,” Canadian Woman Studies Journal 20 (2)

Published Reviews Of Your Work

N. Mohabir (2014) “Our Holy Waters and Mine: the Art of Andil Gosine,” Of Note

J. Vadera (2014) “The bittersweet performance of histories: Jaret Vadera interviews Andil Gosine,” ARC

S. Nazywalskyj (2012) “Andil Gosine’s Wardrobes: The Premiere of Cutlass,” ARC

Creative Works

NATURES A Lorraine O'Grady Story (video, 7 min), premiered at O'Born Contemporary Gallery Toronto, 2015

BOOKENDS A Yoko Ono Story (Video, 6 min), premiered at VIDEOFAG Gallery, Toronto, 2014

BATHWATER A Sur Rodney Sur Story, 4:04, premiered at the New York Mix festival, 2014

WARDROBES: Previews; staged performances include Cutlass (Toronto, 2012), Rum and Roti (Toronto, 2012), (Made In Love) (new York, 2013) and Ohrni (Toronto, 2012)

"Someone Like You (Chutney Edit)" (Short film; Jury Citation at the Inside Out Film Festival)

Approach To Teaching

Engages cultural criticism and studies of cultural production in studies of power, representation and justice.

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2015 AP/SOCI4230 6.0  Sociology of Cultures and Ethnic Identities SEMR Course Website 


Andil Gosine’s writing, research and artistic practice explore imbricated iterations of ecology, desire and power, and reference personal experiences growing up in Trinidad and Tobago and Canada, and living in the USA, UK and France, and their social histories. An Associate Professor at York University, where he teaches courses in contemporary Cultural Studies, Dr. Gosine’s research has been published in several journals including Small Axe, Sexualities, Topia Journal of Cultural Studies, Social Justice, Development, Canadian Woman Studies and Alternatives, and he edited the groundbreaking “Sexualities” edition of the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. He is also author of the monographs Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction, Rescue and Real Love: Same-sex desire in international development and Sex for pleasure, and a contributor to the scholarly anthologies Queer Ecologies, Queer Online, Queer Youth Cultures, Queerly Canadian, Sex, Power and Taboo and Global Governance and Sexual Rights. Dr. Gosine’s arts practice began in 2011 and his video, photography, installation and performance work has been presented at Queens Museum, the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Jamaica Performing Arts Center and MixNYC in New York, at O’Born Contemporary, REEL Asian, Inside Out International Film Festival, the Art Gallery of York University, Rhubarb/Buddies in Bad Times and Videofag in Toronto, Supernova in Washington DC and at Queer City Cinema in Regina. Reviews by and/or about him have appeared in Art in America, Of Note and ARC.

Area of Specialization

Cultural Studies

Degrees

PhD, York University
MPhil, University of Sussex
BES (Hons.), York University

Appointments

Faculty of Graduate Studies


Research Interests:

Culture and Cultural Studies , Arts and Culture , Visual Arts of Indentureship, Environmental Justice, Sexualities & Intimacy

Selected Publications

Rescue and Real Love: Same- Sex Desire in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (2015)

All Publications

Books

Environmental Justice and Racism in Canada: An Introduction

Monographs

Rescue and Real Love: Same- Sex Desire in International Development, Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (2015)

Sex for pleasure, rights to participation and alternatives to HIV/AIDS: Placing sexual minorities in development, IDS Working Paper #228, Sussex: Institute of Development Studies

Book Chapters

"FOBS, Banana Boy, and the Gay Pretenders: Queer Youth Navigate Sex, "Race," and Nation in Toronto, Canada," in Queerly Canadian

“Nonwhite reproduction and same-sex eroticism: Queer acts against nature,” in Queer Ecology

“Mia Mottley speaks (homo) sex: An interrogation of HIV/AIDS scripts on sexuality (and a call to engage alternate strategies),” in Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: The Caribbean and Beyond

“The World Bank’s GLOBE: Queers in/queering international development,” in Queering Development

“Speaking of sex: the heteronationalism of MSM,” in Sexualities, Social Exclusion and Human Rights

Journal Articles

“CAISO, CAISO: Negotiating Sex Rights and Nationalism in Trinidad and Tobago,” Sexualities (2015)

“Murderous Men: MSM and Risk-Rights in the Caribbean,” International Feminist Journal of Politics

"Christopher Cozier," Art in America

"Ohrni & Cutlass," Caribbean Review of Gender Studies

“Caribbean: Crossroads of the World,” Art in America (2012)

“Lorraine O’Grady’s New Worlds,” Art in America

“The Coral Flesh of the Indies,” ARC

“There is no Mother Roti,” ARC

“Lorraine O’Grady’s Landscapes,” ARC

“Sex in The Clearing,” Alternatives Journal

“Politics and Passion: An Interview with Gloria Wekker,” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. Volume 3. Guest Editor of this Special “Sexualities” edition of CRGS.

“Monster, Womb, MSM: The Work of Sex in International Development. Development. 52.1

“More than nature (The greening of politics),” Alternatives Journal

“Youth make nations: Three Toronto stories,” Topia Journal of Cultural Studies

"Marginalization myths and the complexity of 'men': Engaging critical conversations about Irish and Caribbean masculinities," in Journal of Men and Masculinities 9 (3)

“’Race’, culture, power, sex, desire and love: Writing in ‘men who have sex with men,’” IDS Bulletin 37 (5)

“Dying planet, deadly people: ‘Race’-sex anxieties & alternative globalizations,” Social Justice 32 (4)

“Dying planet, deadly people: ‘Race’-sex anxieties & alternative globalizations,” Social Justice 32 (4)

“Stumbling into sexualities: International development encounters dissident desire,” Canadian Woman Studies Journal 24 (2 & 3)

“Myths of diversity,” Alternatives Journal 29 (1)

“Talking ‘race,’” Alternatives Journal 33 (1)

“Les Verts reinvent l’égalité,” Alternatives Journal 33 (1)

“Putting a feminist face into practice: Contradictions in the French Green Party,” Women and Environments International No. 52/53

“Pink Greens: Ecoqueers organize in Toronto,” Alternatives Journal 27 (3)

“Presenting Adrienne Clarkson: Gender, nation and a new Governor-General,” Canadian Woman Studies Journal 20 (2)

Published Reviews Of Your Work

N. Mohabir (2014) “Our Holy Waters and Mine: the Art of Andil Gosine,” Of Note

J. Vadera (2014) “The bittersweet performance of histories: Jaret Vadera interviews Andil Gosine,” ARC

S. Nazywalskyj (2012) “Andil Gosine’s Wardrobes: The Premiere of Cutlass,” ARC

Creative Works

NATURES A Lorraine O'Grady Story (video, 7 min), premiered at O'Born Contemporary Gallery Toronto, 2015

BOOKENDS A Yoko Ono Story (Video, 6 min), premiered at VIDEOFAG Gallery, Toronto, 2014

BATHWATER A Sur Rodney Sur Story, 4:04, premiered at the New York Mix festival, 2014

WARDROBES: Previews; staged performances include Cutlass (Toronto, 2012), Rum and Roti (Toronto, 2012), (Made In Love) (new York, 2013) and Ohrni (Toronto, 2012)

"Someone Like You (Chutney Edit)" (Short film; Jury Citation at the Inside Out Film Festival)


Teaching:

Approach To Teaching

Engages cultural criticism and studies of cultural production in studies of power, representation and justice.

Current Courses

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TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Summer 2015 AP/SOCI4230 6.0  Sociology of Cultures and Ethnic Identities SEMR Course Website