Prof. Emerita Bridget Brereton

Professor Emerita

St. Augustine

Trinidad and Tobago

Telephone: 868-662-2002


  • B.A.(UWI)
  • M.A. (Toronto)
  • Ph.D. (UWI)

Research Interests

  • Social Life in the Caribbean
  • Women & Gender in History
  • Historiography
Prof. Brereton specialises in Caribbean social history; in the history of Trinidad and Tobago; in Caribbean historiography; and in Women and Gender in the Caribbean. Her teaching fields span from our introduction courses to History to “Women and Gender in Caribbean History” to the development of society in the Caribbean, 1830s-1930s, as well as Theory and Methods. She is the first woman to win the prestigious Vice-Chancellor’s Award for Excellence for Research, Teaching, and Administration (1996). She also presided over the Association of Caribbean Historians from 1994 to 1997. Her books include the seminal History of Modern Trinidad, 1783-1962; Race Relations in Colonial Trinidad, 1870-1900; and Law, Justice & Empire: The Colonial Career of John Gorrie, 1829-1892. Prof. Brereton edited the 5th volume of The UNESCO History of the Caribbean: The Caribbean in the Twentieth Century and her latest addition is From Imperial College to University of the West Indies: A History of the St. Augustine Campus.

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