Dr Maarit FORDE
Head of Department and Lecturer in Cultural Studies

MForde

Office

Room 313B, 3rd Floor West, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83567
Fax: (868) 663-5059
E-mail: Maarit.Forde@sta.uwi.edu


Education

• PhD (FT) Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki
• MA (FM) Cultural Anthropology, University of Helsinki


Research Interests

• Caribbean religions
• Migration
• Kinship
• Politics and government of religion

Current Courses

CLTR 6000 Theory and Conceptualisation of Culture
CLTR 6010 Debates in Caribbean Cultural Identity
CLTR 6030 Dynamics of Caribbean Culture
CLTR 6050 Caribbean Cultural Diasporas
CLTR 6100 Methods of Inquiry in Culture
• Research Workshop for PhD and MPhil students

Recent Publications

• Forde, Maarit and Diana Paton, eds. Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012. Read the foreword and introduction here.
• Forde, Maarit and Diana Paton. Introduction. In Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing. Eds. Diana Paton and Maarit Forde. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
• Forde, Maarit and Diana Paton. The Moral Economy of Spiritual Work: Money and Rituals in Trinidad and Tobago. In Obeah and Other Powers: The Politics of Caribbean Religion and Healing. Eds. Diana Paton and Maarit Forde. Durham: Duke University Press, 2012.
• Forde, Maarit. 4.Modes of Transnational Relatedness: Caribbean Migrants’ Networks of Child Care and Ritual Kinship. In Everyday Ruptures: Children and Migration in Global Perspective. Eds. Cati Coe et al. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press, 2011: 79-96.

• Forde, Maarit and Diana Paton, eds. Special issue of Wadabagei (Caribbean Religion, Politics, and Models for Cultural Change), 12.2 (2009).

Download current CV.