Rhiney, Kevon

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Kevon Rhiney is an assistant professor in the Department of Geography, Rutgers University. He holds a D.Phil. in geography from the University of the West Indies and is a past recipient of a Commonwealth Postdoctoral Fellowship based at the Kellogg College, University of Oxford, UK. Prior to joining Rutgers, he taught for several years in the Department of Geography and Geology at the Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, based in Kingston, Jamaica.



Dr. Rhiney’s research centers on the social, economic, environmental and justice implications of global change for small and developing states, with an emphasis on the Caribbean. His work largely focuses on rural/agrarian landscapes and employs an interdisciplinary approach, drawing strongly on political ecology and social theory. He has published widely on a range of issues surrounding economic globalization, climate change and food security in the Caribbean and has recently co-edited two books: Globalization, Agriculture and Food in the Caribbean: Climate Change, Gender and Geography (with Clinton Beckford, Palgrave-Mcmillan, 2016) and Global Change and the Caribbean: Adaptation and Resilience (with Duncan McGregor, David Barker and Thera Edwards, the University of the West Indies Press, 2016).


Rhiney, K. 2018. Recipe for resilience? Tracing the biopolitics of Sint Maarten’s recovery efforts after Maria”, Journal of Extreme Events. DOI: 10. 1142/S234573761840002X 

Rhiney, K. Climate Change and the Future of Agriculture in the Caribbean: Prospects for South-South Cooperation. In E. Fiddian-Qasmiyeh and P. Daley (Eds.), Handbook on South-South Relations. London: Routledge. Chapter 16. 

Rhiney, K., Eitzinger, A., Farrell, A. & Praeger, S. 2018. Assessing the biophysical and socio-economic consequences of a 1.5C world on Jamaica’s agriculture sector, Regional Environmental Change.doi:10.1007/s10113-018-1409-4 

Lester, S. & Rhiney, K. 2018. Going beyond basic access to improved water sources: Towards deriving a water accessibility index, Habitat International HAB1852 

Tomlinson, J. & Rhiney, K. 2018. Experiential learning as a tool for farmer engagement and empowerment in a changing regional climate, Caribbean Quarterly,

• Tomlinson, J. & Rhiney, K. 2018. Assessing the Role of Farmer Field Schools in Promoting Pro-Adaptive Behavior and Attitude Toward Climate Change in Jamaica, Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences, 8(1): 86-98.

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