Professor Diana Fox

University Director


Prof. Diana J Fox is Interim University Director at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies at the Regional Headquarters of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica on leave as Professor of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA. She is a cultural and applied anthropologist, decolonial feminist scholar-activist, and documentary film producer. Her scholar-activism in Trinidad & Tobago and Jamaican has spanned 2 and 3 decades respectively, with her research in Jamaica beginning in the 1990s when she was a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Her scholar-activism focuses on gender role socialization, gender justice and sexuality, Indigenous Peoples’ resilience, Indigenous women’s knowledge, women’s social movement activism for ecological sustainability, women's human rights and transnational feminisms. Since 2015, her research has expanded to women’s issues in Asia, particularly Nepal, Kashmir, and Japan. She serves on the international advisory board of the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation Project (FACRP) in Trinidad and Tobago; the Sexualities Working Group of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), the board of Friends of ADWAN (Association of Dalit Women’s Advancement Nepal).

She also serves as Deputy President to The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) in Sri Lanka where she has also worked as conference chair of the World Conference on Women’s Studies since 2015. As an academic advisor to the United Maroon Indigenous Peoples (UMIP) since 2017, she seeks to illuminate the nature of Indigeneity in the Caribbean region advocating for Indigenous self-determination. She is the founding editor of the open-access, online Journal of International Women’s Studies which was launched online in 1999. She is the recipient of four Fulbright scholarships and other grants and awards. For more information please visit her LinkedIn page (23) Fox, Diana | LinkedIn and page