Leniqueca Welcome


Research Interests

Guided by feminist and critical race theory, my research seeks to better understand the transnational production of threat, the criminalization of geographies, and self-making among those categorized as threat. Most broadly, I am interested in issues related to securitization, racialization, space, visuality and sovereignty. My fieldwork is conducted in Trinidad in the areas of East Port of Spain, and Enterprise, Chaguanas. My methods combine participant-observation, spatial analysis and mapping, forensic architecture, analysis of embodied comportment in space, archival research of media representations, and collaborative photography.

Graduation Year



Dissertation Title

Where Life is Precious: The Terrains of Criminalization, Violence, and Freedom in Trinidad

Graduate Status