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Theme: Affirming Caribbean epistemologies and methodologies - culturally relevant approaches to pedagogy, research and leadership

 Held via zoom | Friday 16 October 2020

3 – 5 pm (Trinidad and Tobago)

4 – 6 pm (Jamaica)

5 – 7 pm (New York, Toronto)

10 – 12 pm United Kingdom)

9 – 11 am (Aotearoa New Zealand)

7 – 9 am (Brisbane Australia)


The Caribbean Research Methodologies Network in conjunction with The University of the West Indies, Jamaica, The University of Trinidad and Tobago (School of Education) and the Auckland University of Technology (Pacific Media Centre), New Zealand will be hosting an online seminar on Caribbean Research Methodologies on Friday 16 October 2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this seminar will be held online through Zoom. A link will be sent at a later date to interested and registered persons.


This seminar follows on from a very successful inaugural conference held at The University of Trinidad and Tobago in September 2018. The seminar will continue to create opportunities for academics to discuss and debate current research projects using Caribbean research methodologies, the challenges to developing and integrating the use of Caribbean research approaches in academia, and creating, managing and sustaining a space for Caribbean research methodologies.

This seminar aims to bring together researchers, academics, service and field workers, and policy analysts from a range of disciplines and sectors to share knowledge, experiences, developments and learning on research approaches, guiding worldviews or contextual factors that are specific to the Caribbean region. The seminar is intended to inspire critical thinking and discourse on shifting from a decolonizing framework to an affirming approach to developing, embracing and utilizing Caribbean ways of knowing.


A small registration fee of $10US is proposed.


Conference streams


  1. Affirming pedagogies in the Caribbean: our ways of being, knowing, teaching and learning

  2. Linkages and solidarities in culturally affirming research around the world: Indigenous and local research in Africa, America, the Pacific and other regions

  3. Dissemination of research: ensuring access to Caribbean methodologies and research


The organisers acknowledge that some research projects, ideas and developments may cover more than one of these areas. If this applies to your work, please state which stream you would prefer to join, and any other stream(s) you would be willing to join. The conference organisers welcome discussion proposals on research methodologies and methods within and across all areas and disciplines though the focus is primarily on the social sciences.

Proposals that combine different research methods are particularly welcome. We are open to imaginative and interesting ideas that fit within the scope of this call for discussion papers.

Discussion papers proposal

Proposals of no more than 125 words are to be submitted through the submission form available on the CRM website. Although a description of the methodology is optional, its empirical applications and the potential methodological advancements that demonstrate its usefulness in research and practice should be emphasised, as should the method’s limitations. You will be asked to include a short (40 words) biography, email address, and phone number. Each presenter will have five minutes to discuss their proposal. There will be four presentations in each stream. A ten-minute discussion will take place at the completion of the four presentations.

*Please observe the word limit. Discussion proposals that exceed this limit may be returned for revision.



All queries to Camille Nakhid (


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