Sherry-Ann Singh, Ph.D.

Head of Department / Lecturer


Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh

Degree/Qualification: B.A. (UWI), Ph.D. (UWI)


Office Room Number: 231

Extension No.: 83060


Courses/Areas of Interest:

HIST 2501: South Asian History 1500-1860

HIST 2502: South Asia 1860 to the present

HIST 3613: The Modern Indian Diaspora

HIST 3615: The Indian Diaspora: Global Dimensions


Dr. Sherry-Ann Singh is a lecturer of Indian History and Indian Diaspora Studies in the Department of History, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Dr. Singh obtained her Ph.D. in 2005 (with High Commendation) in History. She specializes in the social, religious, and cultural transformation among Indians in Trinidad and in the Caribbean; in Hinduism and the Ramayana tradition in the Indian Diaspora; and on the Indian indenture system. She has held fellowships at the Centre for the Study of Culture and Society in Bangalore, India and at the University of Warwick, U.K. She has earned the Young Caribbean Scholar of the Year Award from the George Bell Institute of Queen’s College, Birmingham (UK), 2004. In addition many published articles, her monograph The Ramayana Tradition and Socio-Religious Change in Trinidad, 1917-1990 was published in 2012 by Ian Randle Publishers. She is currently Head of the Department of History and Coordinator of the M.A. programme in History.






Sherry-Ann Singh's Book

The Ramayana Tradition And Socio-Religious Change In Trinidad, 1917-1990. Jamaica : Ian Randle Publishers, 2012.


“The Experience of Indian Indenture In Trinidad: Arrival, The Estates And Beyond.” In The Fires Of Hope Vol.2: Essays on the Modern History of Trinidad and Tobago, 1962-2012. Kingston: Ian Randle Publishers, 2016. Pp 40-60.

“Vehicle of History: The Yagna in Trinidad Hinduism.” India in the Caribbean – Socio-Cultural Moorings of Diaspora. Ed. Atlury Murali. Port-of-Spain: High Commission of India to Trinidad and Tobago, 2015.

“The Ramayana in Trinidad.” The Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions. Eds. Patrick Taylor & Frederick I. Case. Illinois: University of Illinois Press, 2013.

 “Trinidad Hinduism, 1917-1945: Religious Transformation and Identity Construction.” Indian Diaspora In The Caribbean : History, Culture and Identity Ed. Rattan Lal Hangloo. New Delhi: Primus Books, 2012. 

“Women and the Ramayana Tradition in Trinidad.” Bindi Ed. Roseanne Kanhai. St. Augustine: The University of the West Indies Press, 2011. Pp 21-51.


“Indo-Caribbean Historiography” Journal of Caribbean History. Vol. 49:1 (2015): 53-77.

“The Experience of Indian Indenture in Trinidad: Arrival and Settlement.” Caribbean Atlas (2013).

“The Experience of Indian Indenture in Trinidad: Living Conditions on the Estates.” (Caribbean Atlas (2013).

“The Ramayana in Trinidad: A Socio-Historical Perspective.” The Journal of Caribbean History. Vol.44:2 (2010): 201-223.

“Religious Transformation And Identity Construction: Trinidad Hinduism, 1917-1945.” ICFAI Journal of History and Culture. 3.3&4 ( 2008): 98-112.

“The Representation of Indians in the Education System of Trinidad and Tobago.” Man in India: A Quarterly International Journal of Anthropology. 88.1 (2008): 165-180.

“The Trinidad Hindu Experience since 1920: An Exploration of Text and Context.” Humanitas: The Journal Of The George Bell Institute 6.1 (2005): 91-110.


“Hinduism and the State in Trinidad.” Inter-Asia Cultural Studies, South Asia 6.3 (2005): 353-65.



"Through the Historian’s Lens," review of Coolie Woman: The Odyssey of Indenture, by Gaiutra Bahadur, sx salon (19 June 2015).



“The Association of Caribbean Historians.” Encyclopedia of Caribbean Archaeology. Eds. Basil A. Reid & R. Grant Gilmore. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2014. Pp 56-7.


Articles Accepted For Publication:

“Diaspora in the Caribbean.” Oxford Bibliographies in Hinduism. New York: Oxford University Press.


In Preparation For Publication:


The Indian Diaspora: Identities, Trajectories and Transnationalities. Edited Volume of selected papers from conference on the Indian Diaspora held at the University of the West Indies, 12-16 May 2015.