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Krystal-Gayle O'Neill

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: History & Society
Krystal-Gayle O'Neill (She Series) is as an adjunct lecturer for global gender politics. In addition to being an adjunct lecturer she is also a PhD candidate in Global Governance and Human Security at UMass Boston and an Adam Smith and Dan Lavoie Fellow at the Mercatus Center, George Mason University. She received her BEd in Business and Computer Studies (2004) from the University of Technology, Jamaica, an MBA (2008) and MS (2012) from Nova Southeastern University, an MPhil (2016) from Wesleyan University and an MA in Conflict Resolution (2020) from UMass Boston.

She is a scholar in conflict resolution, human security, social and restorative justice. Her research is positioned at the intersection of race, gender, and sexuality, where she is particularly interested in postcolonial societies, international organizations and the governance of race, gender and sexuality around the globe. Her research interests include the decriminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LBGTQ) sexualities in the Anglophone Caribbean. Previously she has taught courses related to international relations, gender and human rights. Prior to a career in academia, she was a higher education administrator, working in residential life, student activities and campus recreation.

Academic Degrees

  • MA, UMass Boston
  • MPhil, Wesleyan University
  • MS, Nova Southeastern University
  • MBA, Nova Southeastern University
  • BEd in Business and Computer Studies, University of Technology, Jamaica

Academic Interest / Expertise

Gender and Sexuality; Postcoloniality; Human Security; Human Rights; Race; Social and Restorative Justice


  • Degree Courses 2024

  • Degree Courses 2023