I’m a lecturer and researcher in Socio-Cultural Anthropology, Political Sociology, and Criminology at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine Campus.
I got my PhD in Anthropology from American University in Washington DC. Did a Masters in Anthropology and Cultural Process at Goldsmiths College, University of London. And I started out with a BA in Social Anthropology from the University of Sussex.
From a Caribbean, global South perspective I am most interested in how cultural and economic processes extend over long periods of time in the service of various systems of power.
My main areas of focus are: class analysis; class and culture; race, class, and colourism; inequality; social change and the state; spectacle, carnival, and sport; popular culture; social and economic justice; power, elites, and white-collar crime; culture and politics.
My dissertation was a social history of race, class and culture in urban Trinidad with a specific focus on Woodbrook, Carnival, and Violence. It provided examples of cultural connections between the different political and economic climates/structures/eras of Colonialism, Post Colonialism and Neo Colonialism in Trinidad.
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I was also a Commissioner on the Elections and Boundaries Commission of Trinidad and Tobago from 2016 to 2019
My teaching and research looks at the world from a Caribbean centre because the way power is structured in the modern world most people do not have a good grasp of the importance of the Caribbean, both in the history and future of the world.
I'm also pretty good at getting people to tell me stories...
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