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Kashif Dennis

PhD candidate Kashif Dennis

Kashif Dennis

Ph.D. Student


Areas of Expertise

  • Black Queer studies
  • Neo-Slave storytelling
  • Trans politics
  • Caribbean Futurism


  • MFA, Visual Arts (Creative Photography) University of Florida, 2019
  • BA, Visual Arts (Fine Arts) The University of the West Indies, 2015

Kashif Dennis is a Ph.D. student at the Ohio State University in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. His research interests stem from his background as a visual artist, where he draws from the cultural festival of Trinidad Carnival as a socio-political and historical site for speculations on queer futurity. Dennis believes that the structure of the Carnival can be utilized as a model for investigations of futurity which cite the Caribbean's cultural, racial and sexual past, present and future through speculative storytelling.