KEVIN ADONIS BROWNE, WRITER

Kevin is an award-winning Caribbean American photographer and writer, performer, and scholar of contemporary rhetorical theory, specializing in the visual and vernacular expressive arts. His visual and written work exist at the intersection of fine art, documentary, street photography, creative nonfiction, and memoir in what he calls “a discourse on the legacies of light as a way to understand the poetics of Caribbean culture.”

Born in Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹, he attended Presentation College in the southern city of San Fernando. After graduating in 1990, he emigrated to the United States, settling in the Bronx. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in English at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, the first to do so, later earning a Master of Arts in English in 2006 and a PhD in English in 2009 from The Pennsylvania State University. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Syracuse University, and Bentley University. In 2017, he returned to Trinidad and Tobago, where he works at the University of the West Indies (St. Augustine) and as co-founder of the Caribbean Memory Project.

Browne is the author of two books: Tropic Tendencies: Rhetoric, Popular Culture, and the Anglophone Caribbean (2013) and HIGH MAS: Carnival and the Poetics of Caribbean Culture (2018), which won the 2019 Bocas Prize in Caribbean Literature.