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Rhoda Reddock


Professor Rhoda Reddock, former Head of the Centre for Gender and Development Studies, was appointed Deputy Principal of the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies in August 2008.  In March 2002 she was awarded the 7th Triennial CARICOM Award for Women and in 2000, Professor Reddock was the Claudia Jones Visiting Professor in Africana New World Studies at Florida International University.
 Professor Reddock has served as consultant for a number of international agencies, including the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the European Union.
Her main areas of interest are women’s labour; gender and history; and the intersectionality of race, class and gender.
Among her academic publications are the books, Women, Labour and Politics in Trinidad and Tobago: A History; Elma Francois, the NWCSA and the Worker’s Struggle for Change in the Caribbean; Ethnic Minorities in Caribbean Society; Women Plantation Workers: International Experience.  Articles by Prof. Reddock include“Women and Slavery in the Caribbean: A Feminist Perspective” and “Indian Women and Indentureship in Trinidad and Tobago 1845–1917: Freedom Denied”.