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Halimah DeShong: Publications

Published Journal Articles and Book Chapters:
  • DeShong, Halimah A.F. and Tonya Haynes. “Intimate Partner Violence in the Caribbean: State, Activist and Media Responses” Global Public Health (Routledge: Taylor & Francis) (ahead-of-print), 1-13.
  • DeShong, Halimah A.F. “Policing Femininity, Affirming Masculinity: Relationship Violence, Control and Spatial Limitations.” Journal of Gender Studies (Routledge: Taylor & Francis) Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015. 85-103. (Print)
  • (Print) DeShong, Halimah A.F. “Gendered Discourses of Romantic Love/ing and Violence.” Doing Gender, Doing Love: Interdisciplinary Voices, Ed.
  • Crichlow, Wesley, Halimah A.F. DeShong and Linden Lewis. “Vulnerability, Persistence and Destabilization of Dominant Masculinities: An Introduction.” Special Issue on Vulnerability, Persistence and Destabilization of Dominant Masculinities, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Iss.8, 2014. 1-14.
  • Serena Petrella, Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2014. 103-122. ISBN: 978-1-84888-273-7.
  • (Print) DeShong, Halimah A.F. “Feminist Reflexive Interviewing: Researching Violence against Women in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.” Special Issue on Caribbean Feminist Research Methods for Gender and Sexuality Studies, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Iss.7, 2013: 1-24.
  • (Print) Kempadoo, Kamala and Halimah A.F. DeShong. “Caribbean Research Method Research Methods: An Editorial Note.” Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Special Issue on Caribbean Feminist Research Methods for Gender and Sexuality Studies, Iss.6, 2013. 1-5.
  • (Print) DeShong, Halimah A.F. “What Does It ‘Really’ Mean to Be a Wo/Man?: Narratives of Gender by Women and Men.” In Love and Power: Caribbean Discourses on Gender, 106-149. Edited by Eudine Barriteau. Kingston: University of the West Indies Press, 2012: 106-147.
  • (Print) DeShong, Halimah A.F. “Exploring Women’s Reports of Sexual Violence and Control in Heterosexual Relationships.” GEXcel, Vol. 12, 2012. 33-47.
  • (Print) DeShong, Halimah. “Gender, Sexuality and Sexual Violence: A Feminist Analysis of Vincentian Women’s Experiences in Violent Heterosexual Relationships.” Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies Vol. 36 No. 2, 2011: 65-96.
Guest Editorship (Journals)
  • Kempadoo, Kamala, Halimah A.F. DeShong and Charmaine Crawford (Eds.) Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, Special Issue on “Caribean Feminist Research Methods for Gender and Sexuality Studies.” Iss. 7, 2013.
  • (Print) Crichlow, Wesley, Halimah A.F. Deshong and Linden, Lewis (Guest Editors). Special Issue, Vulnerability, Persistence and Destabilization of Dominant Masculinities, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. Iss. 8, 2014.
Non-Refereed Scholarly Output
DeShong, Halimah A. F. “St. Vincent and the Grenadines National Gender-Based Violence Action Plan.” Developed for the Gender Affairs Division of the Ministry of National Mobilisation, Social Development, Family, Gender Affairs, Persons with Disabilities and Youth, the Government of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, with the Support of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) 2014.

Barriteau, Eudine and Halimah A.F. DeShong. Research Project Concept Paper, “Changing Gender Relations in the Twenty-First Century Caribbean.” Institute for Gender and Development Studies: Nita Barrow Unit Barbados, 2012.
Manuscripts in Preparation
  • DeShong, Halimah A.F. Scripting Violence in Intimate Relationships. (Book Length Manuscript)
  • DeShong, Halimah A.F. and Kamala Kempadoo. (Eds.) Critical Methodologies in Caribbean Research on Gender, Sexuality and Culture. (Expected Year of Publication 2016)
  • DeShong, Halimah A.F. and Charmaine Crawford. (Eds.) Gender, Sexuality and Feminism in the Caribbean: Transdisciplinary Engagements. (Expected Year of Publication 2016)
  • DeShong, Halimah A.F. “Strategies for Explaining Violence: A Feminist Material(-) Discursive Analysis of Men’s Talk.”
Recent Conference Papers
  • “Queering Approaches to Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean” (Tonya Haynes & Halimah DeShong) Caribbean Studies Association (CSA) Conference, New Orleans, USA, 25-29 May 2015.
  • “Feminist Pedagogies for Examining Gender-Based Violence in the Caribbean: Lessons from the Classroom” Feminist Pedagogy Conference, City University of New York (CUNY), The CUNY Graduate Centre, New York, 17 April 2015.
  • “Strategies for Explaining Violence: A Feminist Material(-)Discursive Analysis of Men’s Talk” British Society of Criminology Conference on Crime, Justice, Welfare: Can the Metropole Listen? University of Liverpool. 9-12 July 2014.
  • “Researching Gender, Sexuality and Culture in the Caribbean.” 39th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association., Merida, Mexico, 26-30 May 2014.
  • “Changing Gender Relations in the Twenty First Century Caribbean.” Organiser and Roundtable participant. 39th Annual Conference of the Caribbean Studies Association. Merida, Mexico. May 25-30, 2014.
  • "'The Will to Forget'": Silences and Minimisations in Men’s Talk on Violence." Paper Presented at the Institute for Gender and Development Studies 20th Anniversary Conference on Gender Transformations in the Caribbean: Continuities, Challenges and Transformations in Caribbean Gender Relations. The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, 6-8 November 2013.
  • “Language, ‘Court Rites’ and Gender Justice: Attending to the Complexities of Intimate Partner Violence in Law” Paper Presented at the 3rd Biennial Conference of the Caribbean Association of Judicial Officers (CAJO). Accra beach hotel and Spa, Rockley, Christ Church, Barbados, 26-28 September 2013.
  • “Naming, Blaming and Silencing: The Gendered Language of Violence in Intimate Relationships.” Caribbean Conference on Domestic Violence and Gender Equality: Protecting Women and Girls. Global Center for Behavioural Health. Magdalena Grand Beach Resort, Trinidad and Tobago, 25-27 March 2013.
  • “Gendered Constructions of Romantic Love/ing in Accounts of Violence.” Paper Presented at the 2nd Global Conference on Gender & Love, Mansfield College, University of Oxford, England, 25-27 September 2012.


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