about me

Amílcar Sanatan is an interdisciplinary Caribbean artist, educator and activist. His public leadership and research amplify gender equality and youth mainstreaming in policy, finance and community development, transforming men and masculinities, literary and performing arts, and human geography in the Caribbean and Americas region. Sanatan has worked in senior public sector and social movement positions. To deepen impact and transform ideas into action that improve the conditions of people’s live, he forms creative partnerships with state, civil society and development partners for sustainable interventions in development problems. He has the special capacity to strategically navigate high-level decision making fora and community spaces where everyday people gather, reason and exercise their agency.

Sanatan is the recipient of several professional and social leadership awards for his service to under-resourced communities in the region. He promotes democratic, rights-based and grounded approaches to national, regional and global development. His scholarly and creative contributions have appeared in regional and international outlets.

Sanatan holds a BSc. Psychology and MPhil. Interdisciplinary Gender Studies from The University of the West Indies. He is currently enrolled as PhD. student in Cultural Studies in the same institution.

Public Talks and Interviews

2023. “Intersectionality, Youth, Gender-based Violence and Criminal Justice in the Caribbean.” Academy for Law, Caribbean Court of Justice

2023. “The Role of Men and Boys in Menstrual Equity and Ending Period Poverty in Trinidad and Tobago.” Joint Select Committee on Human Rights, Equality and Diversity, Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

2022. “International Women’s Day Interview.” Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago

2019. “How Masculinity Becomes a Weapon.” TEDXPort-of-Spain

Media Features

2023. “Men must do their part to end gender inequality.” Trinidad Express Newspapers

2022. Work on young men and masculinities spotlighted by UNESCO’s “Positively Men” campaign

2022. “Getting to Know Series: Amílcar Sanatan.” Catholic News Trinidad and Tobago