Darrell Baksh

I’m a Toronto-born PhD candidate in the Cultural Studies program at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago. I hold a BA from the University of Toronto where I majored in Caribbean Studies with a double-minor in South Asian Studies and Music History and Culture. My doctoral dissertation examines the movement and popular reinvention of indentured bodies, sounds, and cultures in relation to the identity navigations of being Indo-Caribbean in Trinidad. My research interests include Indo-Caribbean popular music culture, Caribbean Carnival culture, the legacies of the indentured Caribbean experience, and transnational feminist thought. An avid collector of music, I am also an amateur deejay and my postdoctoral project-in-progress involves compiling a digital archive of Caribbean Carnival sound.