Dr. Diana J. Fox is University Director, Institute for Gender and Development Studies, Regional Coordinating Office (IGDS-RCO). A decolonial feminist scholar-activist, professor, and documentary film producer, her work in Jamaica
and Trinidad & Tobago over the last three decades has focused on issues of gender and sexual diversity, gender justice, sexual citizenship, HIV/AIDS education, transnational feminisms, women’s social movement activism for ecological sustainability, Indigenous women, and the human rights of girls and women. She serves as an academic advisor for the United Maroon Indigenous Peoples; researches women’s social and political art in Nepal, among other community, regional and transnational projects. Her research methodology centers around collaborative partnerships to achieve liberatory community goals around the rights of women, girls, and gender and sexually diverse populations. Previously, she was Professor of Anthropology at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, USA, where she was Professor of Anthropology for the past 22 years and Department Chair for eight.
Fox serves on a number of international boards and committees including the Sexualities Working Group of the Caribbean Studies Association (CSA), the international advisory board of the Fondes Amandes Community Reforestation
Project (FACRP) in Trinidad and Tobago; the board of Friends of ADWAN (Association of Dalit Women’s Advancement Nepal), the Asian-African Association for Women, Gender and Sexuality, and is the Founder and Editor of the open access, online Journal of International Women’s Studies since 1999. At Bridgewater State University, she has served as Department Chair for the last 8 years; She is the recipient of four Fulbright scholarships, two Wenner-Gren
Anthropological Foundation grants as well as other grants, awards and honors, has published a number of books and articles and is a frequent speaker at conferences, and other public venues.