Dr. Geraldine Skeete

Lecturer, Literatures in English

Room 324, 3rd Floor West

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002 x 83039
868-662-2002 x 82035

Email: geraldine.skeete@sta.uwi.edu

My areas of interest are Anglophone Caribbean literature, literary linguistics, and pedagogy/andragogy.  I have been a teacher at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels, and was awarded a UWI/Guardian Life Premium Teaching Award in 2012.  At present I am an Assistant Chief Examiner with the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), specifically for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) in Literatures in English administered to secondary school students.  Since 1999 I have had experience lecturing, tutoring and coordinating in the English Language Foundation, literary linguistics, and Literatures in English programmes at The University of the West Indies (UWI), St. Augustine Campus.  My doctoral research centred on “A Discourse of Alternative Sexuality in Anglophone Caribbean Literature”, for which I received a Most Outstanding PhD Thesis Award in 2007.  Over time, I have been assigned as a supervisor for postgraduate students pursuing research in the fields of Literatures in English, Linguistics, and Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. I also supervise final-year undergraduate students for both the Caribbean Studies Project and the Special Project in Linguistics.  My primary focus for publications and conference papers is on the short-story form for which I have a special interest, but I deeply appreciate and teach all literary genres. I am co-editor of the book The Child and the Caribbean Imagination (2012).  My current book project is a monograph on the written works of Paul Keens-Douglas.


  • PhD English (with High Commendation), UWI St. Augustine
  • BA English (with First Class Honours), UWI St. Augustine
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning (with Distinction), UWI St. Augustine
  • Teacher’s Diploma, Valsayn Teachers’ College

Research Interests

  • West Indian Literature
  • The Short Story
  • Stylistics
  • Narratology
  • The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Professional Experience

  • Other Courses Taught
  • FOUN 1001 – English for Academic Purposes
  • FOUN 1102 – Academic Writing for Different Disciplines: Option B–Argument and Report Writing
  • FOUN 1102 – Academic Writing for Different Disciplines: Option C–Scientific and Technical Writing

Featured Work

UWI Service

  • https://sta.uwi.edu/fhe/facesyoushouldknow.asp

Courses Taught

  • LING 2702 - Point of View & Meaning in Literary Discourse
  • LITS 1002 - Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • LITS 1201 - Elements of Drama
  • LITS 2502 - Caribbean Women Writers
  • LITS 2507 - Introduction to West Indian Poetry B: Selected WI Poets
  • LITS 2508 - West Indian Prose Fiction: The Novel
  • LITS 2510 - West Indian Prose Fiction: Short Narratives
  • LITS 2107 - African / Diaspora Women's Narrative
  • LING 2404 - Structure & Meaning in Literary Discourse
  • LITS 6690 – Methods of Research in Literary Discourse

Research Projects

  • http://www.uwipress.com/books/child-and-caribbean-imagination

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