Institute for Gender and Development Studies


Research Assistant & Editorial Assistant, CRGS 

M.Sc. (UWI), M.Sc. (UWI), B.Sc. (FAMU)


Satira Maharaj is a Research Assistant at the IGDS, and the Editorial Assistant for the open access online journal, the Caribbean Review of Gender Studies. She holds an M.Sc. in Gender and Development Studies and an M.Sc. in Engineering Asset Management from the University of the West Indies, as well as a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Industrial Engineering at the University of the West Indies. 

Satira’s research interests include Gender and the Workplace, Indo-Caribbean feminisms, and Gender-Based Violence. She writes about her life experiences on her blog, Diary of an Ex-Oil Worker.



  • GEND 2203: Feminist Theoretical Frameworks





Areas of interest
  • Gender and the Workplace
  • Gender-Based Violence
  • Indo-Caribbean Feminisms
  • Gender Impact Assessment of COVID-19 in Trinidad and Tobago



Media Commentary
  • February 2021 – Radio and TV Jaagriti Interview on Gender Based Violence in Trinidad and Tobago



Magazines & Newsletters 
  • Maharaj, Satira. 2021. “Women’s Multiple Workspaces: A Gender Transformative Approach to Security.” Buzz Vol. 2 Issue 4 (August 2021).
Columns / Blogs etc

Diary of an Ex-Oil Worker




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