Senior Lecturer Spanish (Modern Languages), Head of Department



Room 312, 3rd Floor East, School of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine

Phone: (868) 662-2002, Ext. 83027
Fax: (868) 663-5059
E-mail: Nicole.Roberts@sta.uwi.edu


• Postgraduate Certificate Programme in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), University of British Columbia
• PhD in Hispanic Studies, University of Birmingham
• MA in Spanish and French, Florida State University
• BA (Honours) in French and Spanish, Queen's University

Research Interests

• Afro-Hispanic poetry
• Women studies
• Life writing and Race and ethnicity

Here is a recent interview. Listen to my interview with Cuban/American writer Achy Obejas on The Spaces Between Words – Conversations with Writers.

See my Supervision of Postgraduate Theses here (MA Spanish, MPhil Spanish, PhD Spanish, MPhil and PhD Cultural Studies).

Current Courses


HUMN 2704 – Without Borders: Caribbean Women Writers
SPAN 1001 Spanish Language (Component/s: Escritura & Comprensión de lectura)
SPAN 1002 Spanish Language (Component/s: Escritura & Comprensión de lectura)
SPAN 2604 Women in Hispanic Literature
SPAN 3204 Cervantes
SPAN 3301 Issues in Contemporary Cuban Culture


• LITS 6999 Methods of Research and Literary Scholarship
SPAN 6039 From Autobiography to Testimonial: Narratives of Authority, Community and Self
SPAN 6499 The Hispanic American Short Story
SPAN 6999 African Caribbean Literature in Spanish

Recent Publications

• Lalla, Barbara, Nicole Roberts, Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw and Valerie Youssef, eds. Methods in Caribbean Research: Literature, Discourse, Culture. Kingston: UWI Press, 2013.

• Roberts, Nicole and Elizabeth Walcott-Hackshaw, eds. Border Crossings: A Trilingual Anthology of Caribbean Women Writers. Kingston: UWI Press, 2011.

• Roberts, Nicole. Vultures, Vixens and Villains: Women Negotiating Identities in Hispanic Caribbean Short Narratives. In Journal of West Indian Literature: Where is Here? Remapping the Caribbean 18.2 (April 2010): 145-159.

• Roberts, Nicole. Main Themes in Twentieth Century Afro-Hispanic Poetry: A Literary Sociology. Wales: Edwin Mellen Press: 2009.

• Roberts, Nicole. Caribbean Identity: An Hispanic Caribbean Perspective. In Journal of Caribbean Literatures, 4.3 (Spring 2007): 29-49.

• Roberts, Nicole. Racialised Identities, Caribbean Realities: Analysing Black Female Identity in Hispanic Caribbean poetry. In Caribbean Review of Gender Studies: A Journal of Caribbean Perspectives on Gender and Feminism 1 (April 2007).