“Gender at the Root of Everyday Life”: Equity, Activism, and the Perspectives of Diana J. Fox
This in-depth conversation with Diana J. Fox, Professor of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, United States, and a cultural and applied anthropologist, scholar-activist, and documentary film producer, puts emphasis on how Fox’s research demonstrates that a decolonial feminist viewpoint inspires and even necessitates that Indigenous feminisms be at the center, and that researchers from the global north have a responsibility to do so. In this interview, Fox talks about how, as a feminist decolonial/anticolonial anthropologist, she has worked for global gender justice and equality throughout her career, especially within the Anglophone Caribbean, which is where the bulk of her work has focused. The interview highlights how the Journal of International Women’s Studies (JIWS), for which she is founding editor, consistently demonstrates decolonial practices in the realm of knowledge production and distribution. In a broad sense, the interview focuses on Fox’s continued research and activism, in which she effectively strives to address pressing problems surrounding gender equity across myriad demographic groups and community organizations, through issues such as water rights and forest management, climate justice and environmental sustainability, gender-based violence, HIV/AIDS education and stereotyping, evolving narratives of ethnicity and culture, Maroon sovereignty and reparations, LGBTQ+ discriminatory practices, and anti-racism.
"“Gender at the Root of Everyday Life”: Equity, Activism, and the Perspectives of Diana J. Fox,"
Journal of International Women's Studies: Vol. 24:
6, Article 20.
Available at: https://vc.bridgew.edu/jiws/vol24/iss6/20