Cornel Grey is an international PhD student at the Women and Gender Studies Institute, University of Toronto. Cornel’s research can be located within the field of black studies and queer studies, with a focus on black geographies. He is concerned with shades and textures of black diaspora in the Americas and is especially interested in political movements that insist upon black life amidst laws and policies that seek to erase black presence. Cornel has also pursued research that focuses on constructions of sexuality in the Caribbean and the experiences of black queer diasporic subjects. Of particular interest is the way in which these subjects negotiate the tensions between race, sexuality and citizenship in their attempts to create a sense of community.