Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities

WGSS kicked off the 2015-2016 academic year with the lecture “Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities,” renowned scholar Rhoda Reddock on August 27.

Dr. Rhonda Reddock at the “Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities” lecture on August 27, 2015.

Dr. Rhoda Reddock is professor of Gender, Social Change and Development and deputy campus principal of the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad campus. She is the recipient of numerous national, regional, and international awards including the Triennial CARICOM Award for Women 2002 and an honorary doctorate from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa. She has researched and published extensively in the areas of women’s labour and labour history; feminism and women’s movements; gender and sexualities, environment, development, ethnicity and identity, masculinities, and gender and sexualities. Her books include Women, Labour and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History (1994); Plantation Women: International Experiences, co-edited with Shobhita Jain (1998); Caribbean Sociology: Introductory Readings, co-edited with Christine Barrow (2000); the edited collection Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities (2004); and more recently, the co-edited collection Sex, Power and Taboo: Gender and HIV in the Caribbean and Beyond, co-edited with Dorothy Roberts, Dianne Douglas, and Sandra Reid (2009).

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The presentation sparked a lot of conversations and it is an excellent way to inaugurate a masculinities studies initiative at UH and across other campuses here in Houston.

Watch Dr. Reddock’s lecture below.


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