Dr. Gabriella Beckles-Raymond, Senior Fellow (HEA) is an independent interdisciplinary philosopher, writer, educator, wife, mother, sister, friend, basketball coach, and Co-CEO of EQBR. Her work has been published internationally in a range of journals, books and commissioned reports. Gabriella’s research and writing is concerned with questions of love, moral psychology, culture, justice and ethics and what it means to ‘Liv Good’ at the intersections of systemic domination. She has over twenty years of experience in education as a leader, administrator, faculty member, and program developer. She is and co-founder of the Black Thought Collective, a member of Metronomes Steel Orchestra, the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers, and the Caribbean Philosophical Association
Phillip Beckles-Raymond is a creative, anti-disciplinary economist and transgressive educator who practises the art of transforming society through the harnessing of creative energies. He is passionate about economics as an emancipatory ethic of love, that is intersectionality just and committed to the joyful realisation of the highest expression of human potential. Having lived, studied, played and worked internationally, Phillip uses his Trini background, African-American liberal arts training and London-based Black Atlantic glocal platform to collaborate on projects that seek to imagine, realise and celebrate the value embedded what it means to be human. He has worked across a range of sectors including tax, public policy, international relations, education and culture. The esteemed lecturer teaches economics as a practice of valuing human creativity and the critical study of historical and ongoing approaches to understanding such practice, particularly within the Black Atlantic. As such, his teaching invokes humanities, social sciences and other knowledges to encourage a reflexive, dialogical encounter with learning as critical consciousness, as becoming and as transforming the world.Phillip has taught internationally in and beyond the classroom setting, across a range of levels and on topics including; economic history and philosophy; politics, people and power, creating value and exploring business, international development and its alternatives, global black communities and culture.