New College is pleased to announce that Kevin Edmonds (Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Caribbean Studies) is the recipient of the 2019-20 June Larkin Award for Pedagogical Development. This award provides for a half-course release to be dedicated to the development of innovative pedagogy or educational technology for use in classroom, community or field settings, and/or online teaching and learning.
Edmonds has received the award based on his proposed project, a Caribbean Studies podcast series which aims to get the ideas of students out into circulation in an engaging, accessible form, aside from traditional essay assignments. The overall goal of the project is to turn students not just into recipients of ideas, but also producers of them. He envisions that the student contributions will eventually become part of a monthly Caribbean Studies podcast. It would highlight the work of current Caribbean Studies students, host interviews with faculty, graduate students, and alumni, and feature Caribbean scholars, thinkers, and influential figures from the region/diaspora.
Kevin Edmonds is a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Toronto specializing in Caribbean political economy, histories of alternative/illicit development, foreign intervention and the region’s radical political tradition. His publications include “Guns, Gangs and Garrison Communities in the Politics of Jamaica at the Turn of the Century”, “An Illusive Independence: Neocolonial Intervention in the Caribbean” and “Eradicating Opportunity: Global Capitalism and the Future of Cannabis in Caribbean”. His work has been recognized by multiple scholarships, including the Dr. Josiah Deboran and Flora Seedansingh Award, Centre for Critical Development Studies, OGS, IDRC and SSHRC.