Dr. Sandra Sookram
SIR ARTHUR LEWIS INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC STUDIES (SALISES)
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
ST. AUGUSTINE CAMPUS, TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
Tel: (868) 662-2002 ext 2534 • Email: Sandra.Sookram@sta.uwi.edu
Dr. Sandra Sookram’s drive to research poverty and inequality has nothing to do with awards. Still, her commitment to excellence earned her a UWI Development and Endowment Fund Bursary (1995-1996) for academic performance at University Examinations. Since then her critical and vital work has attracted both regional and international support. This includes the Dean’s Award for Postgraduate Research (2001-2003), a British Commonwealth Scholarship (2003), UWI Postgraduate Scholarship for six months (2004), an IODE Commonwealth Relations Research Fellowship (2004-2005) and, most recently, a British Academy Fellowship (2008-2009) to follow her passion for research that makes a difference.
Dr. Sookram’s primary fields of interests are measuring poverty and inequality, the economics of crime, investigating the informal economy, examining gender inequality and trade liberalization and its impact on developing countries.