The depoliticisation of the individual and how Oprah symbolises a dumbing down of what social change really requires...
The cultural logics of corruption and how they can be found in T&T
The happiness industry, positive psychology and dead-end jobs. How happiness became a scam to hide social inequality and a global economy on a road to destruction
What is a Basic Income Grant and what might it mean for Trinidad and Tobago...
The institutionalisation of atomistic individualism over the need and necessity of social groups and relations – seen through Carnival
According to anthropologist Barbara King, one alternative to the 2014 Merriam-Webster Dictionary word of the year “culture” is “privilege.” For the political anthropologist, Prof King’s selection is a good one because of the way systematic bias for some groups over others burst into mainstream conversation in 2014
According to Dr Jennie Simpson, an anthropologist of policing in North America, one question to ask in the quest for cultural change within our local police force is, do police agencies need anthropologists?
The anthropology and myth-making of Santa...
The merits of bottom up thinking and the dangers of thin simplifications
fundamental social change is hard to achieve because cultures of dependency are deeply entrenched in the local political culture.
the culture of post-graduate research at UWI can be described as tough in terms of adequate supervision yet the students themselves demonstrate resilience in this tough working environment and are still producing excellent work
Yes Ebola is real and dangerous, but hysteria and misinformation are socially irresponsible and dangerous...
Chik-V and Ebola and the realities behind conspiracy theories
The power of art, dance and song in empowering the education and social connection of young Trinidadians...
Scotland's vote for Independence and its implications for Tobago
What logic connects Ferguson, Gaza and east Port of Spain?
Trinidad traffic culture and what a anthropologist from Mars might think of it all
How might we make sense of the current situation in Gaza? What knowledge and experience can we bring to bear on the situation from Caribbean colonial history?