Kristy (or Kris) Ali is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Linguistics. She received her B.A. and M.Phil. in Linguistics at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine in Trinidad and Tobago. She has worked with several deaf signing communities across the Caribbean, including in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, and the Bay Islands. She has been part of efforts to document, describe and preserve Caribbean languages, including several sign languages and Creole languages. She has experience in building curricula and creating pedagogical resources for Caribbean languages and advocating for Caribbean languages in education and government policies. Her work centers Global South and Caribbean epistemologies, indigenous research methodologies, and decolonial and anti-colonial practices. She has published on language documentation and also topics on racial and Global North-South parity in academia. She is passionate about decolonising research and pedagogy.
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