Educational Background

  • Ph.D., The American University, Washington, D.C.
  • M.A., The American University, Washington, D.C.
  • B.A., The University of the West Indies

Courses Taught

  • SO 100 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SO 213 - Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
  • SO 280 - 20th Century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought
  • SOCI - Caribbean Society, Ritual and Music
  • SO 310 - Sociology of Developing Societies
  • SO 311 - Globalization, Technology and Cultural Change
  • SO 428 - Race, Citizenship & Human Rights

Selected Publications

MONOGRAPH/BOOKS

Caribbean Sovereignty, Development, and Democracy in an Age of Globalization [Editor], New York and London: Routledge, 2013.

Color, Hair and Bone: Race in the Twenty-first Century.  Co-edited with Glyne Griffith.  Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008.

The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean (editor). Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2003.

Essays on Youth in the Caribbean.  Co-authored with Richard C. Carter.  Barbados: The Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, 1995.

ARTICLES

"Introduction: Sovereignty, Heterodoxy, and the Last Desperate Shibboleth of Caribbean Nationalism," in Caribbean Sovereignty, Development, and Democracy in an Age of Globalization, edited by Linden Lewis. New York and London: Routledge, 2013.

"The Dissolution of the Myth of Sovereignty in the Caribbean," in Caribbean Sovereignty, Development, and Democracy in an Age of Globalization, edited by Linden Lewis. New York and London: Routledge, 2013.

"Jack Muh Nanny Gap," in BIM: Arts for the 21st Century, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2011: 75-85.
"Forging a New Ontology of Familial Care in the Caribbean", pp. 250-268, in The Contemporary Caribbean: Issues and Challenges, edited by Priti Singh and M. Raymond Izarali. New Delhi: Shipra Publications, 2013.

“Transcending the Grosser Physical Differences of Race in Contemporary Society: An Introduction”, pp. 11-28, in Color, Hair, and Bone: Race in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Linden Lewis and Glyne Griffith, with Elizabeth Crespo-Kebler.  Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008.

“Constructing Black Masculinity through the Fiction of Gloria Naylor”, pp.47-68, in Color, Hair, and Bone: Race in the Twenty-first Century, edited by Linden Lewis and Glyne Griffith, with Elizabeth Crespo-Kebler.  Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2008.

“The Politics of Lamming-tations: Exploring the Relationship Between The Aesthetic and the Political”, BIM: Arts for the 21st Century, vol. 1, no. 1, November, 2007: 31-50.

“Man talk, Masculinity, and a Changing Social Environment”, Caribbean Review of Gender Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, 2007: 1-21.

“Regulating the State, the Celebration of the Market, and the Crisis of Civil Society in the Commonwealth Caribbean”, Caribbean Quarterly, vol. 52, nos. 2&3, June-September, 2006: 121-137.

Unsettling Masculinity in the Caribbean: Facing a Future without Guarantees.  Centre For Gender and Development Studies, University of the West Indies Working Paper Series (Cave Hill).  Working Paper No. 13, April 2005.

“Masculinity, the Political Economy of the Body and Patriarchal Power in the Caribbean”, pp 236-261, in Gender in the 21st Century:  Caribbean Perspectives, Visions and Possibilities, edited by Bailey, Barbara and Elsa Leo-Rhynie.  Kingston, Jamaica:  Ian Randle Publishers, 2004.

“Caribbean Masculinity at the Fin de Siècle”, pp. 244-266, in Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses, edited by Rhoda Reddock.  Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago: University of the West Indies Press, 2004.

“Exploring the Intersections of Gender, Sexuality, and Culture in the Caribbean: An Introduction”, pp. 1-21, in The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean, edited by Linden Lewis. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2003.

“Caribbean Masculinity: Unpacking the Narrative”, pp. 94-125, in The Culture of Gender and Sexuality in the Caribbean, edited by Linden Lewis. Gainesville: The University Press of Florida, 2003.

“Fieldnotes on Masculinity Research in the Caribbean”, pp. 57-68, in Caribbean Masculinities: Working Papers, edited by Rafael Ramírez, Victor Garcia-Toro, and Ineke Cunningham.  Puerto Rico: The University of Puerto Rico (CIEVS), 2002

"Envisioning a Politics of Change within Caribbean Gender Relations", pp. 512-530, in Gendered Realities: Essays in Caribbean Feminist Thought, edited by Patricia Mohammed.  Jamaica: University of the West Indies Press, 2002.

“Linden Forbes Burnham (1923-85): Unraveling the Paradox of Post-colonial Charismatic Leadership in Guyana,” pp. 92-120, in Caribbean Charisma: Reflections on Leadership, Legitimacy and Populist Politics, edited by Anton Allahar.  Kingston and Colorado:  Ian Randle Publishers and Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc., 2001.

“The Contestation of Race in Barbadian Society and the Camouflage of Conservatism,” pp. 144-195, in New Caribbean Thought: A Reader, edited by Brian Meeks and Folke Lindahl.  Kingston: The University of the West Indies Press, 2001.

“Nationalism and Caribbean Masculinity,” pp. 261-281, in Gender Ironies of Nationalism: Sexing the Nation, edited by Tamar Mayer.  London and New York: Routledge, 2000.

"Masculinity and the dance of the Dragon:  Reading Lovelace discursively". Feminist Review, no. 59, Summer, 1998: 164-185.

"The Social Relations of Gender and Work".  Caribbean Perspectives, January, 1998: 18-20.

"Socialist Crisis and the Trajectory of Caribbean Politics." Beyond Law, vol. 6, Issue # 17, January, 1997: 89-114.

"The Social Reproduction of Youth in the Caribbean," pp. 1-34.  In Essays on Youth in the Caribbean.  Barbados: The Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of the West Indies, 1995.

"Richard B. Moore: The Making of a Caribbean Organic Intellectual - A Review Essay."  Journal of Black Studies, vol. 25, no. 5, May, 1995: 589-609.  An earlier and shorter version of this article appeared in Enterprise of the Indies, edited by George Lamming.  Haiti and Trinidad: The Trinidad and Tobago Institute of the West Indies and Trinidad and Tobago Review, 1999.

"European integration, Caribbean Regionalism and the Future of the Working Class."   21st Century Policy Review, vol. 2, nos. 1-2, Spring, 1994: 245-266.
                                   
"Caribbean Trade Unionism and Global Restructuring." pp. 191-206.  Co-authored with Lawrence Nurse, in The Caribbean in the Global Political Economy, edited by Hilbourne Watson.  Boulder and Jamaica: Lynne Rienner Publishers and Ian Randle Publishers, 1994.

"Restructuring and Privatization in the Caribbean," pp. 173-189, in The Caribbean in the Global Political Economy, edited by Hilbourne Watson. Boulder and Jamaica: Lynne Rienner Publishers and Ian Randle Publishers, 1994.

"The Challenges Faced by the Caribbean Labour Movement as Europe Approaches 1992". Europe 1992 and its Impact on the Caribbean:  Implications for Capital and Labour (Monograph). Barbados: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 1991: 55-63.

"The Groundings of Walter Rodney."  Race and Class, vol. 33, no. 1, 1991: 71-82.

"Exploring the Folk Culture Through the Medium of the Folk Tale." Caribbean Studies, vol. 23, nos. 3 & 4, 1990: 85-94.

"Are Caribbean Men in Crisis?  An Economic and Social Dilemma." Caribbean Affairs, vol. 3, no. 3, July/September, 1990: 104-112.

"The Politics of Race in Barbados." The Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs.  vol. 15, no. 6, January/February, 1990: 32-45.

"Living in the Heart of Babylon: Rastafari in the U.S." Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs, vol. 15, no. 1, March/April 1989: 20-30.

"The Political Economy of Workplace Democracy." Humanity and Society, vol. 9, no. 3, August 1985: 293-307.

"The Mighty Shadow: On the Pointlessness of Human Existence." Caribbean Review, vol. x, no. 4., Fall 1981: 20-23, 49-50.

"The Jonestown Affair: Towards a Sociological Examination." Transition  (University of Guyana), vol. 3, no. 1, 1980: 42-56.

"Some Issues Facing the Working Class in Contemporary Barbadian Society."  Bulletin of Eastern Caribbean Affairs, vol. 4, no. 5, 1978: 1-19.

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